• Classic 1940s cut
• Relaxed fit
• Stud closure
• Raglan sleeves
• 21oz pure wool melton shell
• Deep moleskin lined hand-warmer pockets
• Classic heavy single thickness knits
• Deep shawl fold over collar
Our 1940s Raglan Sleeve Letterman's Jacket, the classic post WW2 Wool & Horsehide Baseball Jacket, is available in three base wool colours, Blue, Bottle Green and Black. Each jacket is hand cut from heavy duty 21oz Melton Wool and fitted with single width Pure Wool striped ribbed jersey which is far more typical of the era than the usual double thickness jersey that is de rigueur these days. The Shawl Collar too, is unique to the era while the stylish raglan Horsehide leather sleeve, again typical of the 1940s, is very rare in modern reproductions, as are the period correct double folded cuffs. All in all we've recreated a true classic from the 1940s without even the merest hint of compromise and, of course, we've used contrasting colour studs. We have a small number of vintage chenille patches are also available, these are mostly Canadian made and date from the 1960s to 1980s but are identical in style to those from the 1940s please ask for further information.
This jacket is a 1940s inspired design which offers a fit with quite a bit of room around the body and shoulder with a taper to the waist.
The perceived ‘correct’ fit of this garment was generally more blousy than modern sizing, so we typically recommend either selecting your usual size for this style to achieve the intended relaxed fit, although many choose to size down for a more modern fitted look.
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.