In this case, all patterned using an original war era half belt Monarch jacket that I restored and is part of my personal collection. Above all others, this particular jacket is my most favorite model civilian jacket. Let me tell you all about it!
This jacket offered here exactly duplicates Monarch's War era model half belt jackets. If interested please contact me and I will show you some of my originals I used to made this pattern!Between the cut of the jacket and the side cinch belt gives this jacket a very distinctive look all the while making this jacket an absolute pleasure to wear. This jacket's outer shell is black pigment vegetable tanned horsehide. My horsehide was acquired from Italy by a minimum order and specially made for my use. This particular hide is the hard finish or non quickly wearing topcoat type hide known in some circles as Vicenza or Victory. The hide is a uniform thickness & a medium weight which will require some break in but only just. All stitched both inside and out using 100% cotton thread. All buttonhole work done with my USA made vintage Reece 101 Keyhole Buttonhole machine (same machine as used back in the day) & to perfection. On the inside, it's plaid lining is a semi smooth light to medium weight that is 100% wool and made in the USA by Pendleton.
All as seen done on my original same era Monarch half belt model jackets. The hardware used to build this fine jacket is all correct for it's era & is as follows. The main zipper is an original NOS M-43 brass Talon. For an upgrade I added an unusual original brass & nickel triple marked fan tail slider with rays.
While closure for the cigarette pocket is an original 1940's brass ball & chain Talon. The cuffed sleeve were done using correct era fish eye buttons. The side cinch belt buckle I attached from an original but bagged same style Monarch half belt. To complete I attached a correct nickel Monarch type cinch buckles.All lending loads of appeal and exactly what I looking forward to when wearing my jackets! All constructed using Monarch's characteristic ultra comfortable inset & rotated sleeve system. The French seams done where ever reasonably possible.
All button holes done using my Reece Keyhole Button hole machine. All equating to added construction time while lending much added comfort.Just another attribute that makes this jacket so great. A few mentionable upgraded items found on this jacket include the two inside pockets. One of which is a welted pocket seen on the jacket's lining adjacent to it's lapel. On the left lapel is a map/pistol pocket with snap that is designed after Monarch's (M-422A, AN-J-3A) jackets & very functional for concealed carrying.
Dimensions (size 42/44 to my exact body type easy comparison) as follows. Shoulders 18 3/4" to 19". Body length (base of collar at the back to hem) 25 1/4" to 25 1/2". Front Length (base of collar along the zipper track to hem) 23. This jacket will be very comfortable if matched to someone of a correct build.
Built for someone exactly my size or an in between a size 42 & 44. Note, if you like what you see here but this particular jacket is not correctly sized to your build or you might prefer a completely different color, hide type or for that matter in a completely different model, then another can be made that might better suit you. Since I made this particular make jacket my concentration, from within my jacket collection I have over 20 original vintage Monarch jackets In both civilian an military models. Not to mention, in every Size 36 through 50 for an excellent reference source. Most all were then painstakingly restored by me.
While apart & prior to restoration I pattern each. As a result I know this particular make jacket both inside and out! As if this one is not your quite your size or hide of preference, another can be easily built to suit. Either in this model or from the many others I have readily available. Note, this sale is for one and only one black colored size 44 Monarch reproduction jacket.However, I also included images of a slightly different set up that can be custom made. That jacket model has a bit more gut room than this true half belt being offered with this sale & seen in the last two pix. This optional jacket looks close to the same from the front but does not have the hour glass shaped created by the interim panel that is situated underneath the arm pits. Thus giving a little bit more breathing room. This jacket is not included in this sale but simply seen as an option that can be custom built in a variety of different hides and colors.
If this jacket is just out of your price point I have another option. I've just taken in some fine looking vegetable tanned goat hide. It would look equally as nice as this horsehide and would make the build slightly more economical. I've included a pic of that optional vegetable tanned goat hide as seen last in the provided images. Please contact me with any questions!The item "MONARCH WAR MODEL SIZE 44 HALF BELT ITALIAN LEATHER HORSE HIDE JACKET" is in sale since Friday, June 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men's Clothing\Coats & Jackets". The seller is "sheeley8yv5" and is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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