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M-422: Monarch Mfg. Co.


M-422 Monarch Mfg. Co. Jacket » M-422 Monarch Mfg. Co.

At some point in 1940, the U.S. Navy switched from using the cloth 37J1B jacket to a new goatskin leather intermediate flying jacket, called the M-422. This new series was contracted out to three companies: Willis and Geiger, Switlik Parachute & Equipment Co. and Monarch Mfg. Co. We build a copy of Monarch's M-422 contract. This pattern has a very common-sense look, but has details that aren't seen on other USN jackets of the M-422/M-422A series.

Some unique details include a back belt that has double stitching, an inner pocket that is offset in the lining, rather than in the leather facing of the lining, a Ligne 20 inner pocket snap (other USN jackets used larger Ligne 24 snaps) and very slender zipper base boxes of leather. Monarch is also known for placing the wind flap 1-2 inches higher than the base of the zipper, and for having a seam in the middle of the lining back, which they did on later USN contracts as well.

The Monarch M-422 has a rather slender body shape overall. We would only suggest this pattern for people who are of a more slender physique.

Our copy of this contract emulates each detail of the original Monarch M-422 jackets. We have sourced excellent veg-tanned goatskin, a thick viscose rayon for the lining, rib-rack 100% wool knits, carefully selected period vintage mouton in several shades of brown, and an eact copy of the woven contract label.

Details of this contract:
  • seal goatskin
  • comfortable body design
  • comparatively large collar
  • vintage period mouton (not modern reproduction)
  • black USN stencil on back of collar
  • viscose rayon lining in burgundy, as seen on original Monarch M-422 jackets
  • rib-rack 100% wool waistband which is accurate for this contract
  • pockets lined with heavy brown cotton
  • offset inner pocket with heavy white cotton lining
  • exact copy of Navy buttons
  • blackened brass M-40 bell Talon zipper

»  Click here for photographs of a size 46 Monarch Mfg. Co. M-422 made with seal brown goatskin.

Available sizes: 36 – 48 only.

Pricing:
M-422 Monarch Mfg. Co.: goatskin $1,899.00 USD
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Please contact us for more information about this Monarch Mfg. Co. M-422 through our e-mail: info@goodwearleather.com.

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