Vintage Mens Topcoat Overcoat 100% Pure Italian Cashmere Black Coat Size 44R
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a pre-owned 100% pure cashmere black topcoat or overcoat made of Italian fabric. The fabric is soft, in a medium thickness and of very nice quality. The coat was made in Montreal, Canada by Cardinal, a manufacturer with a history dating to 1938 that from the beginning focused on manufacturing quality cashmere topcoats. The coat is made in an easy to wear classic style with medium width notched lapels, three button closure, squared shoulders, diagonal side pockets, four button cuffs and 10” kick pleat. The coat is fully lined in black satin acetate. The coat has a Tyvek label with the RN number of 83065, so the coat dates to sometime after 1985. There is a code of 86P100 on the label, so I’m wondering if this doesn’t stand for 1986 - I would say that Tyvek labels were discontinued from common use in more recent years. It was made by ACTWU (Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union) formed in 1976 and which changed its name to UNITE in 1995.
Sizing: The size label states size 44 regular, but 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):
Shoulders: 21” across shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeves: 25” from shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeve Inseam: 17” long
Chest: 52” around, taken under the arms
Overall length: 42 1/2“, measured flat
Condition: Although pre-owned, this coat is in great condition - it’s obvious that it saw very little use. It is very clean and has been well stored.
This is a very nice coat - pure cashmere coats of this quality are very expensive to buy today, so this is a good opportunity to own a high quality overcoat!