Absolutely unreal early 1940s cotton twill signature work coat with patch pockets. This piece is particularly rare and special for a variety of reasons, the first of which being that this jacket was originally made for a woman with buttons on the left side, and feminine peaked shoulders, a common detail on women's dresses and coats of the era. This jacket also appears to be handmade, and the body is lined with red plaid flannel, with rayon lining in the sleeves. The back of the jacket, as well as areas around the shoulder and collar, are covered by original pen and marker signatures. The jacket appears to be from 1944, based on the writing. The unique styling of this piece makes it exceptionally flattering, and a wonderful collector's piece. Note the sweet drawing of a ship with large sails at the top of the shoulder <3

Overall excellent vintage condition with notable cosmetic flaws. This jacket has been carefully cleaned, but there are scattered age marks throughout which add an amazing patina to the piece, especially due to the fact that this was very likely a working woman's jacket, perhaps even from the late war years. There is some loose and missing top stitching around the hem, a couple tiny invisible repairs inside the cuffs, and some wear to the lining. Overall this piece is in excellent structural condition and ready to wear, but perhaps not for the perfectionist. 


Bust 40 in

Waist 42 in

Hips 44 in

Shoulder 14.75 in

Armscye 10.75 in

Length 34 in

Sleeve Length 22.5 in


For reference, Eleanor measures 34/26/34 and is 5'10".