Eastman Leather ELMC Windward American Walnut HORSEHIDE jacket
This style is taken directly from a 1940s original. Originally produced by one of America's traditional 20th Century greats - Montgomery Ward - it exudes quality in material and design from every seam.
Neat American top-stitched seams to the side-panels and inside facings are exactly as per the original. This style of seaming (often faked by just two rows of normal flat-bed sewing) requires a special machine (an original 1940s Union Special in this case), which covers from underneath, allowing the seam to be folded out flush, but keeping strength, thus giving the garment a very tidy and smooth finish.
The outline pocket is piped inside with leather, not cloth cord, which in turn is sewn with an American top-stitch to hold securely. The quilted lining (which runs through body and sleeves) is 100% rayon-satin, backed with a 3mm 100% wool fill - not polyester, or other such synthetic hollow-fill - allowing it to breath, thus giving a true glowing warmth, and not a trapped hot one. The cut is reasonably close when zipped up, making it perfect for motorcyling or other open-air road pursuits - the sewn-in half belt around the back holds the garment snug into the small of your back helping to ensure the drafts don't get in.
A stunning piece of classic 1940s clothing design. WINDWARD AMERICAN WALNUT
Medium-weight, warm, durable Italian, premium grade, veg-tanned, aniline Horsehide American top-stitched seams 100% quilted-rayon satin lining Lancer front closure Dull-nickel vintage metal zips 100% cotton-drill pocket linings Shuttle-loom woven labels 100% cotton, 4-ply thread Measurements are as follows on a 44 pit to pit: 24" shoulder: 19" Arm length: 25.5" back length: 25.5"