1950’s Fechheimer US Forest Service Uniform Jacket

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Vintage 1950’s-1960’s Fechheimer Bro’s Department of Agriculture U.S Forest Service Uniform Jacket. Fechheimer Label missing. Amazing well made jacket in a cotton-gabardine material. According to the Forest Service Museum this is a “Cruiser” Style jacket which saw use between 1938 to 1970. This jacket still retains its originally applied US Forest Service Patch in the 1950s-1960s style and a distinctive unit insignia from Deerlodge National Forest which was founded by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 and is the largest National Forest in Montana. Today it is called the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest after the two Forests were combined in 1996. 

The History of Fechheimer according to their website: 
“Fechheimer Brothers Company, began the journey of manufacturing the world’s most trusted uniforms for public safety in 1842. Solomon “Samuel” Fechheimer, a German immigrant, opened a small dry goods store in Cincinnati, OH. Samuel combined adventure and passion, seeking out opportunities to grow his business and give back through his trade. With the beginning of the Civil War, Samuel honed his father’s legacy and craftsmanship of making clothing, to secure the United States government contract to supply uniforms for soldiers in the North and South. This feat marked the beginning of Fechheimers’ commitment to innovation by standardizing men’s uniform sizes for the first time ever in American history. Since that time, Fechheimer’s Flying Cross brand has been shaping the way uniforms are made and used within the military, law enforcement, fire and other markets beyond public safety. Taking on the name of one of America’s most honored medals, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Fechheimer has translated this history of heroism and extraordinary accomplishment to the many customers it serves today.”

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