An original men's double breasted overcoat made by 'T. C. Marsh & Son Ltd' of Bristol in 1946.
This style of coat was very popular in the UK during the 1930s and 1940s and was a common sight throughout the winter months up and down the county. It is made from a heavy wool which features a herringbone pattern in shades of brown. The coat has a double breasted front which fastens with grey coloured buttons. The coat features peaked lapels with opposing button holes, a single pocket to the breast and two flapped pockets to the lower portion of the coat. It also features a fully functioning cuff as illustrated in picture 4. This is a feature which is usually associated with high quality tailor made items and is testament to the quality of the coat.
The interior of the coat features a half lining made from rayon and there is a hanging loop located below the collar. There are two interior pockets, one of which retains the original tailors label. It bears the maker's name of 'T. C. Marsh & Son Ltd' along with the address of Clifton, Bristol. The original owner's name has been added in ink which reads F. W. Chilcott and the date has been similarly marked as 1. 8. 46.
The coat will suit around a 34" - 36" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat it measures -
Chest - 21 1/2"
Inside arm - 18"
Outside arm - 25 1/2"
Shoulders - 18 1/4"
Length - 46"
The condition of the coat is very good, especially when considering its age. There are some signs of wear and use which are only noticeable under close scrutiny. The rear of the collar shows some slight signs of rubbing as illustrated in picture 10. Overall it displays very well and is still totally wearable with no serious flaws or damage. Please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn coat which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A very nice quality original 1940s overcoat made from a striking cloth.
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