Saturday, December 22, 2012

Army Issue

TEN-HUT! Hope everyone's got their Christmas shopping done! Today, I'll be posting pictures of my new overcoat, but not just any ordinary vintage overcoat, this one is army issue!

 Nice, heavy and thick. Army issue coats have always been of the highest quality and still are today. I believe this is the M1939, as it's dated 1940. I'm guessing this was an officers coat because of the gold buttons. I was skeptical at first because I thought they would be "too flashy" but I've come to like them as they pop against the "breen" color of the wool.

 The belted back is not only nice to look at, but it gives the coat the proper fit depending on how much or little you wear under it. Simple idea but quite clever!

I also figured I needed some new (vintage) ties for my family gatherings this christmas, so I picked up these 2 '20s/'30s ties with Christmas colors/themes in mind. 

For the holiday, here is a 1932 recording of "Jingle Bells". To all my followers, have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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