• 1930s style
• Slimmer Fit
• Zip closure
• Button throat tab
• Two deep moleskin lined handwarmer pockets
• Button cuffs
• Side adjusting straps
• Pleated half belt back
• Pictured left in Black Chromexcel Front Quarter Horsehide
The basic Half Belt design that evolved (one of the first designs to take advantage of separating zippers) was to become a template for a whole swathe of variations during the mid 20th Century. Revived by Aero in 1983, its as popular now as it was in the the 1930s.
This is our variation on the classic late 1920's/early 1930s half belted "Cossack" Horsehide Jacket. The back is identical to our much loved "Half Belt" with a two - section back: large panel with false belt and a lower panel beyond the false belt with brass buckle fastening at the sides.
The front of this jacket has an extra button fastening tab at the neck for extra protection from the elements. The side pocket angle is fractionally different from our Half Belt and this version has no top pocket. The cuff on this "Cossack" has a button closure and is more typical of the 20's and 30's than the Half Belt/Highwayman style cuff more commonly found on 1950's originals.
The sleeves and pockets are both lined in heavy cotton drill as standard to maximize wear and tear. Designed for harsh climates, and winter wear, this jacket is an understated classic.
This jacket is a 1930s inspired design which offers a closer fit to the body as was typical of the slimmer fitting styles of this era.
The perceived ‘correct’ fit of the 1930s is generally similar to modern sizing, so we typically recommend selecting your usual size for this style to achieve the intended fit.
We very rarely recommend sizing down.
Don’t worry, all sizing information displayed here is only a guide. Every order placed is checked over by a member of our production team who will confirm your size selection against your measurements or recommend any necessary changes that need to be made. If you have any specific queries, you can note these in the special instructions box on the ‘measurements’ page when placing your order.