A fantastic original men's overcoat dating from the inter-war period which was made in Great Britain.
The origins of this coat are currently a mystery. It clearly dates from around the 1930s, based on the materials used and construction, and has a distinctly nautical theme. The high buttoning, double breasted form is reminiscent of Victorian naval uniform as is the dark coloured wool and long length. The coat also features incredible crescent shaped pockets above the larger, flapped pockets which is a lovely detail.
The interior of the coat is lined with a heavy herringbone striped wool making for a very warm coat. It was clearly built for warmth and would have been used by someone who had to spend a large amount of time outside in the cold. There are remnants of where a label was originally glued directly to the lining which is typical of pre-war British work items.
The coat is a medium size which will fit a 40" chest well. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 23"
Inside arm - 18 1/4"
Outside arm - 25 3/4"
Shoulders - 17 1/2"
Length - 44"
The coat is in good condition for its age with some signs of wear and use. It displays well and is still very wearable but please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that it is a vintage, pre-owned item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
An interesting and early overcoat with some great details.
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