• Classic 1930s style
• Slimmer fit
• Replica of Sears and Roebuck’s 1935 Hercules Jacket
• Two hand warmer pockets
• Throat latch
• Button cuff
• Moleskin lined sleeves
• Corduroy lined cuffs and collar (leather available on request)
• Multi panel half belted back
• Low set side buckle waist adjusters
• Triple stitched seams
• Pictured left in Tumbled Black Chromexcel Front Quarter Horsehide
Sears and Roebuck produced various versions of the Hercules jacket between the early 1930s and at least until 1948. We've had a very early original version in our Archives for over 20 years, probably dating to around 1934 or 1935. As far as our research suggests, it’s the second model produced by Sears & Roebuck.
Later versions were fitted with a breast pocket which closed with looped ball and chain zipper, this option and alternative linings are available to order. We feel that the Hercules is a very special jacket that is most definitely worth recreating. We suggest our Vicenza Horsehide or our Tumbled Front Quarter Horse are the most suitable hides for this jacket.
The Hercules jacket fit is slim and neat, typical of the era. The seams are virtually all triple stitched, and the cinch belts are much lower than almost all other Half Belt varieties. A small throat latch adds to the foul weather protection. Even the label is typical of the era and, like the original, our jacket is fitted with a "Hookless" grommet zipper as standard.
This jacket is a 1930s inspired design although it offers a fit somewhere between a 1930s slimmer fit and 1950s relaxed fit.
This jacket’s side adjusters are closer to the hem and can be cinched in or out to achieve a more relaxed/fitted look around the hips.
We typically recommend selecting your usual size for this style to achieve the intended fit, or you can normally size down depending on your other measurements for a more 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.