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Vintage 1920s Mens Raccoon Fur Coat Ivy League Football Fan Size L

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This is a wonderful 1920s era mens raccoon fur coat, a must-have fashion popular with Ivy League college students during the 20s and 30s.  This one is an early example - you can tell by the covered peg buttons and loops, the quilted lining and the leather armpit guards and neck chain.  In fact, I’m wondering if this might pre-date the 20s.  In any case, this is the type of coat that young men would wear to football games and other activities.  It is made with a rounded shawl collar, has ten buttons arranged in a double breasted style and has a pocket at either side.  It also has an interior fur trimmed pocket.   The neck can be worn or closed and the collar can be worn up or down (see photos).  The coat can be closed either to the right or left.  The original owner’s embroidered monogram of “JC” is affixed to the interior of the left pocket.

Label: No label.  This would have been furrier made.  

Sizing: No size is indicated, but this should fit a medium to large size, probably a US size 40/42, depending on whether you’re wearing a sweater or jacket underneath - please rely on the following measurements for fit (compare measurements with a similar coat that you presently own or to your own body measurements, taking the cut of the garment and thickness of fur into account):

Shoulders: 19” across from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeves: 27” from the shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeve inseam: 20”

Chest:  52” around, taken under the arms

Waist:  46” around

Overall length:  49”, measured flat

Condition:  It is in very good condition, especially considering its age.  Raccoon tends to be a fairly robust fur - there are no splits or repairs to the fur pelts.  There is some wear to the fur along the open edge of the pockets (see last close-up photos) and one of the barrel shaped buttons is missing - personally, if you don’t want to bother to find an exact replacement, you could take one of the buttons that is under the collar and replace that one with whatever button you have, as most people probably wouldn’t close the neck.  Also, one of the loops was re-constructed and they left the old loop hanging (see close-up photo) - you could snip that off.  Otherwise, this coat has been very well cared for over the years.

This is a rather rare coat - I don’t think that too many of these authentic 20s era raccoon coats have survived to today.  Great coat to wear to a football game if you want to recreate the good old days!