ISO large WWII Uniform jacket

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Andy Cole
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ISO large WWII Uniform jacket

Post by Andy Cole » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:33 am

I have always LOVED military History. I started collecting historic militaria from the time I could rub two nickels together. The problem was, I rarely had two nickels.

When I was 19 I started reenacting the War between the States. I've spent WAY more than 1/2 of my life participating in historical living histories and reenactments. I've got more Reproduction American Civil War uniforms and equipment than I'll ever use again. That time period was my first love. I eagerly snatched up everything I could find and afford.

Over the years my interests have expanded and I have been enjoying the WWI and WWII eras now for 7-8 years......I'll let ya'll in on a little secret. I'm not a little fellow. Never have been. It has always been a struggle to find uniform components that fit. For the Civil War is was easy. I made most of my own. My mother had been a professional seamstress my entire life. She taught me how to sew at an early age. I took much pride in being able to authentically reproduce the uniforms and other items that I wore. For several years, I even made things for others.

However, finding proper fitting WWII uniforms has been a challenge, but I have done it....except for a few things. One of the things that I have a hankering for.....but don't really need (ya'll can relate), is a WWII service jacket.
I have several original jackets that are all sized like 36R, 38L, etc. I am desperately seeking the largest WWII era service coat I can find. I figure many of you are like me and keep random stuff laying about. Would any of you happen to have a size 48-50 or larger 4 pocket service coat? I'd even take one that was moth nipped or stained. Ratty Even. I may end up using it for a pattern to sew one.

I don't really need the thing. I don't ever attend events where I would wear it. Since when did "need" have anything to do with anyone's hobby?

Thanks for your consideration.
1943 Willys MB285433 D.O.D. 12-3-1943
1951 M100 trailer D.O.D. 3/51
1951 M37 Truck D.O.D. 5-28-1951
Wife D.O.D 7-21-1979
Boy D.O.D. 2-15-2007
Girl D.O.D. 4-9-2009
Girl D.O.D. 10-23-2012

Ken Perkins
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Re: ISO large WWII Uniform jacket

Post by Ken Perkins » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:39 pm

what size DO you wear...?
1951 M38 #22936
1951 M100 DUNBAR
MVPA #11788

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