• 1950s style
• Relaxed fit
• Longer cut
• Zip closure
• Angled chest pocket
• Two hand-warmer pockets and two flapped patch pockets
• Half belt back
• Side adjusting straps
• Storm cuffs as standard
Another mid 20th Century staple foul weather jacket, longer than the 1930s versions, manufacturers began to take advantage of a more reliable supply of raw materials and an upsurge in the US economy in the 1950s.
The Hercules is a more detailed version of the typical American long half belted jacket. The front of the jacket has a deep cord effect detail starting mid-way up the sleeve and running downwards to the bottom of the coat/jacket.
There are five pockets: two side pockets and two large patch pockets with lovely curved detail on pocket flap, and one breast pocket. The sleeves have a typical American false cuff and benefit from storm cuffs for those who live in a cold climate. The back has a longer "Cossack/Half Belt" type styling with belt and buckle side fastenings and there are three brass underarm eyelets for ventilation.
This jacket is a 1950s inspired design which offers a fit with quite a bit of room around the body which was typical of the more relaxed fitting styles of this era.
The perceived ‘correct’ fit of the 1950s was generally more ‘oversized’ than modern sizing, so we typically recommend either selecting your usual size for this style to achieve the intended ‘1950s’ relaxed fit, although many choose to size down for a more modern fitted look.
Additionally, the jacket’s side adjusters can be cinched in at the natural waist to provide a more fitted look around the waist while retaining room around the chest and shoulders, or alternatively, they can be loosened out to provide more room for layering.
For further general sizing information, please see our sizing FAQ section. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for there, please get in touch.
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.