Sears and Roebuck produced various versions of this 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 and possibly the second model produced by Sears & Roebuck. See period Sears advert in the photo file although the model pictured is a slightly later version than ours, probably the third produced, the only significant change being the later addition of a breast pocket. Sadly the decimal point on the price has moved a couple of notches to the right in the intervening years although we feel our jacket represents real value in today's marketplace
It's remiss of us not to have produced an Aero version before now but good things are worth waiting for and this is a very special jacket that is most definitely worth the wait..
The fit is slim and neat, typical of the era, the seams are virtually all triple stitched which is part of the unique character of the jacket as is the unusual placing of the cinch belts, much lower than almost all later Half Belt varieties. Our jacket is lined in heavy duty corduroy with moleskin sleeve lining, the pockets too are lined in moleskin while, true to the original Sears & Roebuck design, the cuffs are lined in black Corduroy as is the back collar. The small throat latch adds to the foul weather protection to complete a true all weather garment while even the label is typical of the era and, just like the original, our jacket is fitted with a "Hookless" grommet zipper as standard.
We feel our Tumbled Chrome Excel Horsehide as seen in the pictures above suits the cut and style of this jacket best.