Vintage Irish Black Wool Coat Henry White Dublin Ladies Size 8


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This is a lovely quality vintage Irish black wool coat made by Henry White of Dublin.  This coat has raglan style sleeves with turned cuffs and a kimono type neckline.   The front folds over and buttons at the upper chest and at the waist - the edge is notched and has a slanted line.  There is a flapped pocket at either hip side.  The back has a beautiful draped fall and a 24” kick vent at the bottom.  The coat is fully lined in a black satin viscose fabric.

Label: Henry White Dublin Dry Clean Only.  Henry White opened his first factory on Abbey Street in 1929, moving to Clarendon Street five years later. The business was known as Sty-lex, changing its name to Henry White Ltd. in 1952.  There appears to have been a second label below the Henry White on, but it is missing. 

Age:  most likely early 90s - it appears to take inspiration from Thierry Mugler designs of the period.

Content label:  Wool and Cashmere  

Sizing: The size label reads USA 8, but please note the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders:  16” across, estimated due to raglan sleeve

Sleeves:  24” long from the estimated shoulder, 32” from the mid-neck to the cuff

Sleeve Inseam:  16 1/2”

Bust: 44” around, taken under the arms

Waist: 40” around

Hips:  48”

Overall length: 50”, taken at the back from the neck seam

Condition:  It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear or stains - this coat was well cared for and stored over the years.

This vintage wool coat is well tailored - very nice Irish quality in an attractive style!