Monday, July 28, 2014

1930s Lampelt double breasted horsehide coat

I'm finally back after a two month architecture design/build in Wilsall, Montana with the Artemis Institute.  
Keep an eye out for a slew of new posts in the following weeks.  - Spencer Stewart


This vintage coat was made in the 1930s and was sold in Boston by Lampelt sportswear, a manufacturer or sheeplined leather coats such as this and of grizzly jackets. The coat is made of horsehide leather, is double breasted, with a broad sheepskin shawl collar, handwarmer pockets, flapped cargo pockets and a belt. The back has a square cut yoke. There are button adjuster tabs on the sleeves. Inside, the jacket has a sheepskin lining, with blanket lined sleeves and brown corduroy trim. These coats were popular pre-war with motorcycle riders and as workwear in the fall and winter. The leather is nicely supple on this example.




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