Vintage 1940s Mens Wool Coat Overcoat Slate Blue Size L XL The Trooper
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a late 1940s/early 1950s era mens wool coat - difficult to date precisely. The coat has wide notched lapels, padded shoulders, somewhat squared. It has a three button front and is cut generously, not tapered like earlier men’s coats, even the sleeves are cut fully. It has a slant pocket at either side and an 18” centre kick vent at the back. It is half lined in black satin fabric. The wool is thick and tightly woven, superior to anything made in more recent decades.
Label: The Trooper Montreal with a graphic of a British “Queen’s Guard” with “bearskin” full cap.
Retailer’s label: Robin Hood Clothes Montreal. Robin Hood Clothes was in business in Montreal from 1937 until 1959, located in the Belgo Building at 372 St. Catherine St. W.
Color: Slate blue, dark greyish blue tone
Sizing: No size is indicated, but this will fit a large to XL size (44-46) - 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: 25 1/2” from shoulder seam
Sleeve Inseam: 16 3/4” long
Chest: 49” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 49 1/2” around
Hips: 51” around
Overall length: 44", measured flat
Condition: This coat is in very good condition - no pronounced wear, tear, soiling or odour except for some fading/yellowing to the label.
This is a wonderful 1940s era coat - super quality wool in an attractive colour!