Since we introduced our 1930s Half Belt back in the 1990s we often been asked for longer versions of the jacket. Although we can add length to most of our styles we've always felt the best way to make a longer jacket in a slimmer 1930s style was to design a jacket specifically with the extra length that seems to be popular with many customers.
Inspired by an original jacket we "spotted on-line", we've taken our original 1930's patterns, narrowed the collar slightly, recut the sleeves and upper body, added a high yoke, removed the pleats at the waist and repositioned the back half belt to the optimum position for the length and to reflect the longer versions that started to appear in the late 1930s.
We've narrowed the sleeve slightly, changed the button cuff to a strap and buckle and changed the front to a three panel, four pocket set up with less slope to the front and with a higher set deadstock Vintage Talon zipper as standard.
The result of these tweaks is a very stylish an unique jacket, yet true to it's vintage roots and quite eye catching. Fitted with a Herringbone Tweed lining as standard, this jacket is available with any of our option linings.
For those who prefer a more simple design we've taken this beautifully fitting pattern, simplified the panel configuration and changed the cuff to a button fastening resulting in a very different looking jacket, The Plainsman, which is equally correct for the period.