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Vintage 1950s Overcoat Mens Wool Coat Dated 1952 Progress Brand Montreal Size L


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This is a wonderful 1950s era men’s overcoat made of quality wool in a navy blue colour.  The tailor’s label dates the coat to October, 1952 (see photo).  The wool is of a heavy weight, very substantial, and probably very warm - being a Canadian made coat, where winters are brutal, they would have needed especially warm clothing back then.  It is made in a classic overcoat style with padded shoulders, wide and long peaked lapels, rather impressive, a six button double breasted closure, flapped side patch pockets, single button turned sleeve cuffs and 16 1/2” kick vent.  The coat is half lined in navy blue satin rayon. 

Label:  Progress Brand Clothes De Luxe Hand Needled

Sizing: There is no size label, and although this should fit a size 42/44 depending on your preference for using a suit jacket underneath, please rely on the following measurements for fit, taken from the exterior (please take the thickness of the fabric and the cut of the garment into consideration):

Shoulders: 21” across shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeves: 26” from shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeve Inseam: 17” long

Chest: 49” around, taken under the arms

Waist: 48”

Hips:  49”

Overall length: 45 1/2“, measured flat

Condition:  Although pre-owned, this coat is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, soiling or odour - the coat looks like it saw very little use and was well stored.  It is very clean and ready for use. 

This is a great coat - fabulous style and very nice quality, you don’t see coats with this heavy gauge wool anymore as it would be cost prohibitive!