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Vintage 1950s Overcoat Courtier by Crombie Wool Tweed Mens Top Coat Size M


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This is a vintage fine wool tweed coat loomed by Crombie.  Crombie was founded in 1805 in Aberdeen, Scotland, but had mills in both Scotland and England.  They have a long history of producing luxury cloth, even supplying the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and known for supplying royalty, including Russian czars, and international statesmen such as Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower and even Cary Grant.   This coat dates sometime between 1952 and 1962, because of its labels.  The ACWA union label on this coat was used between 1949 and 1962 while the retailer was present at the stated address from 1952 until at least 1962 - I was able to discover this from old Montreal directories.  The coat is made in a classic relaxed style, with high set notched lapels, a three button closure, two button adjustable belts at the cuffs, slant pocket at either side and a 9 1/2” centre kick vent at the back.  The coat is half lined in a grey satin fabric.  There is one inner pocket. 

Label:  Courtier Loomed by Crombie Fine All Wool Fabric with three owls (?) on a branch.

Retailer label:  Vetements Modernes Créations distinctives pour hommes 6624, rue St. Hubert, Montreal

Colour:  Grey and white tweed

Sizing: There is no size indicated and this should fit a medium size 38/40, depending on if you wear a jacket underneath.  My husband wears a size 42 and was able to get it on, but it was a little snug - please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the coat and the thickness of the fabric into account:

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

Sleeves:  25” from the shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeve Inseam:  15”

Chest: 40” around 

Waist: 38” around

Hips:  40” around

Length: 39”, measured flat

Condition:  It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, staining or odour.  This coat has been well cared for over the last 60 or so years.

The fabric is very soft - obvious fine quality, not rough like normal tweed. This is a wonderful - great acquisition if it fits!