An original post Second World War Women's Royal Voluntary Service Overcoat in excellent condition.
This coat is almost identical to wartime manufactured examples in every way. The only detail that differs is the lack of wrist tabs which are only seen on the wartime pattern. Aside from that, the coat is identical. It is made from a green coloured herringbone tweed wool and features a contrasting maroon lining. The coat fastens with buttons and features a double breasted front whilst slash pockets are located to each hip. The coat is fitted with Civil Defence 'Women's Royal Voluntary Service' shoulder titles to the top of each sleeve. The rear of the coat features a half belt, two long unpressed pleats and a single vent to the skirt. Inside the coat there is a single label which reads '100% Wool' which is typical of the period and there is a hanging loop at the collar.
The coat will suit around a 34" bust depending on desired fit and when laid flat it measures -
Chest - 19 1/2"
Inside arm - 17 3/4"
Outside arm - 25 1/2"
Shoulders - 15"
Length at back - 41"
The coat is in good condition as can be seen in the pictures. It shows some limited signs of wear and use but overall it displays very well and is still totally wearable. There is some wear to the lining which is pictured, although this does not really detract from the way the coat displays. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a pre-owned, vintage item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A good example of this rare pattern of coat which would make a good stand-in for a wartime example.
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