Vintage 1960s Harris Tweed Mens Overcoat Brown Herringbone Wool Coat Size M
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a vintage men’s coat made of Harris Tweed cloth. I believe that the coat dates to the early 1960s. It is made in a shorter, easy to wear, length. The coat has high set narrow width lapels, relaxed shoulders, turned button-down half cuffs, a 11 1/2’ kick pleat, a diagonal pocket at either side and does up with three buttons down the front plus a small one at the neck should you wish to close the neckline (see photos). It is half lined - upper back, sleeves and sides, only the lower back is unlined
Age: 1940s, maybe 50s
Label: Harris Tweed Handwoven 100% Virgin Scottish Wool. The official definition of Harris Tweed as set in British law is:
“Harris Tweed means a tweed which has been hand woven by the islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides, finished in the islands of Harris, Lewis, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra and their several purtenances (The Outer Hebrides) and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.“ (courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)Color: Medium brown overall appearance, made up of a combination of black and orange brown yarns in a herringbone pattern.
Maker’s label: Marbury Coats Exclusively from The Crescent Spokane
Sizing: No size is indicated, but it should fit a man that fits a medium size - please rely on the following measurements for fit, either comparing them to another coat that you may own or your body measurements, allowing at least 1” less for fit (4” at the chest) or more should you wish to wear a suit jacket underneath::
Shoulders: 19 1/2” across seam-to-seam
Sleeves: 24 1/2” long
Sleeve Inseam: 16” long
Chest: 45”, taken under the arms
Overall length: 38"
Condition: It displays signs of being loved. Harris Tweed is very robust and can stand a lot of use. There is wear to the buttonholes (see close-up photo) and the appearance of use, although no pronounced wear. The coat would benefit from a professional pressing. Otherwise, no holes, tears, staining or odour.
Harris Tweed coats are classic and will last a lifetime if well cared for - Harris Tweed is a very robust fabric.....easy to wear casual coat.....