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.
Label: None. This coat was probably custom tailored
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....