Vintage 60s 100% Pure Cashmere Coat Mens Black Overcoat Sz L
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This is a 100% pure cashmere coat dating to the 1960s, made of British cashmere (most likely Scottish) and sold at Eaton’s, which was a Canadian department store with roots dating back to 1858. Eatons was spelled Eaton’s until 1972 at which time the apostrophe was dropped from the name.
The fabric on this cashmere coat is especially soft and of exceptional quality - they don’t make cashmere of this quality anymore as it is cost prohibitive. This cashmere coat is made in a classic style with higher set notched lapels, chest pocket, three button closure, padded shoulders, flapped side pockets lined in velvet and a 15 1/2” kick vent. The coat is fully lined in black satin rayon.
Label: Eaton’s Men’s Shop
Fabric label: 100% Pure Cashmere Superfine British Fabric
Union label: Canadian ACWA label used between 1962 and 1976
Sizing: There is no size label on this cashmere coat, and although it should fit a large size (US 42-44, most likely tall, note the sleeve length), please rely on the following measurements for fit, taken from the exterior (please take the thickness of the fabric and the cut of the garment into consideration, including the sleeve length, as well as if you are intending on wearing a jacket underneath):
Shoulders: 20” across seam to seam
Sleeves: 27” from shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeve Inseam: 18” long
Chest: 47” around, taken under the arms
Overall length: 43", measured flat - this should be a car coat length for a tall person
Condition: Although pre-owned, this cashmere coat is in very clean condition - it’s obvious that it saw very little use. The nappe (finish) is mostly without wear. The only defect that I see is a repair next to the seam of the kick vent (see last two close-ups showing the exterior and the interior lining where the stitching is more obvious). The repair is so well done that is really is not at all obvious.
This is a great cashmere coat, featuring exceptional quality British made pure cashmere - this is a wonderful vintage cashmere coat !