Vintage 1960s Mens Black Wool Overcoat - Crombie - L
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a super quality vintage mens coat / wool overcoat featuring fabric made by J&J Crombie of Aberdeen Scotland. Crombie was founded in 1805 and was primarily a luxury cloth producer during its early years, even supplying the Confederate Army during the Civil War with gray uniform cloth. It is one of the oldest brands in the UK and is renowned for the quality of its production. Amongst its famous customers were King George VI, Winston Churchill, Cary Grant, Dwight D Eisenhower, JFK and Mikhail Gorbachev. The Beatles were photographed wearing Crombie coats at the height of Beatlemania. Crombie coats became so favored that the word "Crombie" came into generic use to describe a men's shorter overcoat.
Crombie made the best quality fabrics. The cloth used on this coat is thick and has a beautiful finish - they just don't make quality like this anymore.
This overcoat is made with high set medium width notched lapels and slightly padded shoulders. It is made in a straight cut 3/4 length and closes with three plastic buttons down the front. Each sleeve has two buttons at the end of the sleeve. There is a flapped pocket at either side and the coat has a 15'' kick pleat at the back. The coat is fully lined in a rayon satin.
Age: 1962 - 1968
Label: Fabric by Crombie of Aberdeen Scotland. There is no maker's label
Retailer's label: Morgan's. Morgan's was a higher end Montreal department store that was acquired by The Hudson's Bay company in 1960, although the store name in Montreal was only changed to The Bay in 1972. This style of label was used from the late 50s until 1968.
Union label: ACWU - Amalgated Clothing Workers of America. This particular label was in use between 1962 and 1976.
Material: Pure Virgin Wool
Sizing: This is about a size 42/44 regular, but please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the thickness of the fabric and the style of the coat into account:
Shoulders: 20" across from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeves: 25 1/2" from the shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeve Inseam: 16"
Chest: 50" around
Waist: 50" around
Hips: 50" around
Condition: It's in excellent condition with excellent nappe (finish), and no wear, tear, stains or odors. This coat looks to have seen little, if any, use and was well stored and cared for over the years.
Excellent quality and iconic styling.....this was originally a quite expensive coat....easy to wear classic look.