1940s Gabardine Eisenhower Jacket

 

 


This handsome wool gabardine jacket is a modified Eisenhower style, coined after General Ike during WWII, which was based on the earlier Battle Dress coats. This jacket, in a light brown (a little less red than our photos are showing) wool gabardine is a little longer than the typical waist-length Eisenhower, falling to the hip.  Welted pockets at the hip and breast (the latter having a zipper closure), with buttoned cuff tabs on the sleeve, and another pair at the waist band.Lightly padded at the shoulder. Chest measures 46", waist 42", shoulder, 19", sleeve 25", length Bearing a label from Parkers in Reno, NV, it is fully lined. Okay, here are the flaws: there is tiny snag (actually a broken thread in the weave) on the left sleeve; a couple of very faint spots just above the waist band on the right, adjacent to the third button from the bottom, and the lining has a repair at the collar and hem, still and all a great jacket in pretty darned good condition. $275

 

 

 

 

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