The Columbus Depot Jacket was perhaps one the most iconic garments of the Confederate armies. We also benefit from the fact that so many of these jackets have survived, giving us a good understanding of the style and individual differences seen in the jackets throughout the war.
Our reproduction Columbus Depot jacket features entirely handsewn visible stitching, rich indigo blue cuffs and collar, cotton osnaburg lining, one interior pocket, and is typically made from sumac or sumac on brown jean cloth. Unlike many other Confederate garments, a number of the original Columbus jackets show evidence of fading from gray to tan/brown, so we have chosen to replicate this by using natural dyed gray jean that will fade with use (when available). If the sumac jean is not available, we will contact you to offer other options for your jacket material. We offer both the "type I," no exterior pocket, and the "type 2" which features one external pocket.
To ensure a proper fit, we request that you get accurate measurements using a tape measure or the strip of cloth and yardstick method detail on the FAQ page. Without an accurate measurement, we cannot ensure that your garment will fit they way it is intended to.
If you are taller than 5'9", please let us know that you will need a longer length jacket.
For sizes larger than 48, there is an additional $20 added to the item.