Mackinaw Field Coat
Paydirt at Knob Creek.
It was rolled up in a ball under a vendor’s table at the Knob Creek gun show. I almost walked past it, but the collar caught my eye.
Yes. A WWII Army mackinaw, final issue, from the ETO after D-Day. Most of them that made it back to the States were affectionately worn to pieces a long, long time ago.
Easy to see why. It’s everything a field coat needs to be, nothing that it doesn’t.
Unselfconsciously good-looking, too, especially that big notched collar.
Mackinaw Field Coat (No. 6735). Classic thicket-style shirt jacket in heavyweight melton wool/nylon blend. (Plaid version is made from Italian wool and alpaca blend.) Enough pockets to live out of for a couple of days. Long sleeves with barrel cuffs. Collar band and cuff interior are lined with cotton moleskin for against-skin comfort. Onion-quilted fill. Nylon-lined interior. Urea workwear buttons. Point collar. Two snap pockets at chest. Welted zip pocket at right chest pocket. Double patch pocket at left chest pocket. Two snap pockets at front waist. Interior left waist pocket.
If it got them through the winter at Bastogne, it will get you through your weekends. Imported.