Monday, March 16, 2015

World War II Army Air Corps Coat

My son has recently aquired an authentic WWII Army Air Corps coat that once belonged to a tech sergeant from the 2nd Air Force. He showed it off for pictures during spring break. This coat is enormously heavy! It was great getting a close look at the fabulous details of the construction methods.

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I love this button detail. Here's the front of the coat...

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...and here is the other side. A metal ring is on the other side to secure the button and keep it from popping off. My son's buttons are always popping off on his 18th century attire. I'm always sewing them back on, so we could definitely appreciate this!

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Lots of flat felled seams...

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Close-up of a flat felled seam.

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This wool coat is definitely toasty in the cold weather!

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