An original British Royal Navy oilskin PVC coat dated 1966 and in good condition.
This style of coat was produced for the Royal Navy for men working in wet conditions such as on the decks of ships. It is made from a black coloured PVC oilskin material which was ideally suited to wet conditions as it is highly waterproof. It features a collar, two patch pockets to the front and full button front fastening. Being a workwear piece of utilitarian design it features a straight sleeve with no cuff but does have a rear vent which has a piece of herringbone tape in the corner to reinforce it. Brass grommets are located to each armpit which allow for some ventilation.
Inside the coat the original label is present although it has been partly worn away leaving only the words 'Coat, Waterproof' legible as well as the 1966 date and the War Department broad arrow marking.
The coat is designed to be worn as an outer layer and is therefore cut in a generous, wide manner. It will suit someone of up to a 44" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat it measures -
Chest - 26"
Inside arm - 21 1/2"
Outside arm - 25 1/2"
Shoulders - 23 1/2"
Length - 50"
The coat is in good condition with some signs of wear and age. There are no serious flaws or damage and the coat appears to be in sound wearable condition. Please take time to study them and bear in mind that this is a pre-worn work coat which may have other small issues commensurate with age.
A good original Royal Navy PVC oilskin coat with a nice clear date!
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