The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program created as part of Roosevelt's New Deal, established in 1933 under the Emergency Protective Work Act. CCC is primarily responsible for government outdoor programs, such as the creation and maintenance of national parks;to this day many of the attractions and trails we enjoy in US national parks are directly attributed to CCC staff.
Although a civilian organization, CCC clothing was under direct responsibility of the U. S. Army Quartermaster, hence all contracts for clothing were procured and developed via the U. S. Army QM. We masterfully recreated this extraordinarily rare work coat from the days of The Great Depression (only a few examples of this coat are known to exist today in private collections and not even the U. S. Army Quartermaster museum owns such a coat). It is noteworthy that a well-worn vintage example of this coat was outfitted on legendary actor James Stewart in the 1953 western film "The Naked Spur," where this classic style easily can be passed off as a style of the 1870's. This one is introducing again this classic design that is as handsome and durable as it was over 80 years ago.
No expense was spared in re-creating this gem from the days of extreme hardship and challenge in American history. Flacpcup’s deftly recreated a heavy worsted-wool blanket-like fabric using vintage machinery to both loom and assemble this fabulous work coat, then the waistband, a style common in the 1930’s, was custom made of singe-ply cotton and elastic using special looms indigenous to the era, resulting in amazing clone-like authenticity that is further complemented by the authentic cat’s-eye urea buttons.
Warm and durable enough to handle most autumn and winter outdoor activities, the unique shawl collar design was once so typical in "good times" outerwear, this masterpiece is sure to serve you as much as it does for the poor but- CCC's industrious people.
- Button-front closure
- Vintage-style shawl collar that can be extended well high onto the lower jaw and ear areas
- Coat assembly using vintage sewing machinery
- Heavy bar tacks at upper pocket corners for extra strength at these key stress points
- Pocket flaps and interior cuffs on sleeve ends are backed with all-cotton black twill exactly as found on the original jacket style
- True vintage fit for flattering appearance, not a sloppy, relaxed fit with droopy shoulder seams
- 20% Wool 80% Polyester
- Dry clean only
- Non-chlorine bleach
- Do not tumble dry. Low iron if necessary
Lightweight, perfect for autumn weather, yet has the warmth of a wool coat. The fabric is durable, with a cut that is sharp and classic. I'm 6'0 and 200lbs, purchased a medium and it fits snug yet feels tailored to me personally.
Quality made and beautiful. Husband loved it.