Honestly, it really surprises me sometimes that garments this clean still exist! The mackinaw style jacket was authorised by the CCC for use by officers around 1926, however these officers had to purchase their own uniforms from private tailors. In was not until 1934 that the CCC ordered a small run of their own mackinaws to replace the WW1 era wool overcoats as stock dwindled and finally ran out. Whilst mackinaws of the period still exist, the overwhelming majority are the private purchase officer variety, and to find a CCC tagged one is indeed a very rare occurrence.
Its maybe worth going through the purchasing process for CCC equipment! As I said, initially the CCC took a lot of uniforms left over from army use, denim jumpers, WW1 wool shirts and overcoats etc. As the supply ran out they would order their own through the army process, but the tags would be different. The ECF on the tag standard for Emergency Conservation Fund, making this piece distinctly the rare CCC version and not army.
Even more unusual is to find a CCC jacket that is patched. The shoulder CCC patch is from the late 30s, and the stripes on the sleeves signify 'Assistant Leader', the equivalent of corporal in the army.
This is in spectacular condition for its age. There is one moth nip in the very edge of the collar on the right hand side, and a couple of small areas of very light wear/mothing around the collar (last picture), but these are unnoticeable.
- Size not included on the tag
- Fits a modern medium
- Pit to pit 22"
- Shoulder to shoulder 17"
- Shoulder to cuff 24.5"
- Collar to hem 31.5