A scarce original WW2 first pattern Royal Navy Duffle Coat in a size 3.
This pattern of coat was introduced during the early pattern of the Second World War and was replaced by the 4 strap version before the end of hostilities, making this a guaranteed wartime example. Another notable detail of these early coats is the brass press studs fitted around the edge of the hood. There is also a strap in the hood which allows it to be adjusted by the wearer. There is also a throat latch which fastens with two buttons, one of which is missing. Inside the coat there is evidence of where the original label was previously fitted and the number 3 has been added which denotes the size.
These coats are cut in a large, oversize way as they were designed to be worn over uniform. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 27"
Inside arm - 23"
Outside arm - 26"
Shoulders - 24"
Length - 42 1/2"
The is in well worn condition and looks to have seen plenty of action. It is complete and still totally wearable but shows various signs of wear and age along with staining etc. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn coat.
A good example of this hard to find early pattern of coat. Own the original!
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