Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:18 PM
Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:19 PM
Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:04 PM
Here is a strange one that came out of the rag mills years back. No insignia left on it, but strange cut for an e.m.
Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:08 PM
There was actually a worn out receipt in the pocket, and this jacket cost 31.50 back then.
Edited by louie, 13 February 2018 - 03:09 PM.
Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:47 PM
It's certainly sharp looking. 31 1/2 bucks, that was a lot of scratch back then for a EM.
Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:08 AM
Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:44 AM
I thought that too, but the WW1 coats for enlisted didn't have chest pockets with pleats. This seems more like an officer's cut. Here is the Q.M. tag on it.
Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:33 AM
Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:55 PM
That almost looks like one made of the heavier wool normally used for overcoats. I have seen another one of these (and I think at least one other was posted), so in this case the receipt is interesting since the cost suggests more than a simple alteration. I have seen straight leg trousers made of this same heavy wool, which dated to that same time frame too. All I have seen have a QMC tag in them, and all look very well made as though they were more than one-offs or civilian conversions of overcoats. Interesting, would be nice to know the story.
For the record, "Standard Clothing House" was located at 6th & Nicollet in Minneapolis. You can just barely make that out on the receipt, but I have confirmed it shows up in the Minnesota newspapers from 1910-1940. I did not sort through the ads, but I think it was more of a clothing dealer than tailor. So it suggests that someone bought this already made, but by whom and when it was made is a mystery.
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