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Vintage 1940s Mens Coat Tattersall Check Herringbone Tweed Wool Size XL


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is a 1940s era mens coat, made of herringbone tweed wool with a subtle red tattersall check.  The coat belonged to a former envoy to Vatican City (1940 - 1950), who passed away in 1953.  The coat has high set, wide, peaked lapels and padded shoulders, typical of 1940s styling.  It has four buttons at the front arranged in a double breasted style and side pockets.  It is half lined.  Note that the coat was too large for my form, so was pinned back for photography - the actual silhouette is wider that the front shot indicates.   


Age: 1940s 

Label: None.  This coat was probably custom tailored

Color: Gray

Material: Wool tweed

Sizing: No size is indicated, but this should fit an extra large size - please rely on the following measurements for fit, taken from the exterior (please take the thickness of the wool into consideration):

Shoulders: 20” across shoulder seam-to-seam 

Sleeves: 27” from shoulder seam

Sleeve Inseam: 19 1/2” long

Chest: 49” around, taken under the arms

Waist: 51” around

Hips:  58” around

Overall length: 48", measured flat


This coat has some condition problems so is being sold as a clearance item.  Although difficult to see while the coat is being worn, there are roughly about 15 wear spots or holes that are visible if you view the wool with a strong light behind it.   

Despite the problems, this is a very nice 40s period coat that would work very well in a film or play....