Just spotted this wonderful, Women’s Land Army jacket at one of my favorite online vintage shops, Saunders Militaria. Here’s a description of the jacket from the site: “Without a doubt a stunning article of clothing. This deadstock (mint/ unused) pattern is dated 1943 and was designed for the Women’s Land Army as a sort of chore jacket/ shop coat. Large utility hip pockets, lovely original belt, and British Broad Arrow tag all intact.”
Aside from being deadstock, this jacket is super rare (for me) because it represents a piece of vintage military garb that a pint sized woman might actually be able wear. I always like to note that I’d be in bankruptcy if I were a men’s medium and could fit into all those amazing Real McCoy’s repro garments or 99% of the vintage offerings at the Inspiration LA shows. In 2022, I’m more likely to shop for something new and updated by FWK Engineered Garments or Nigel Cabourn. But the shocker for me for this Landy Army jacket is that the sewn-in tag measurements (such a nice feature) basically reads like my own bespoke sizing request.
I don’t have the budget to buy this jacket but I’ll savor these photos and continue to hope for an unlikely Goodwill or second hand shop find of my own.