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Vintage 1960s Harris Tweed Overcoat Size Mens Coat Size Medium


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is a vintage men’s overcoat made of Harris Tweed cloth.  I believe that the coat dates to the 1960s due to its length and style.  The coat has a pointy collar with high set narrow lapel, raglan style sleeves, a three button front plus a smaller button at the neck, a 12” kick vent at the back and a slash pocket at either side.  There is a button down belt on either cuff.  It is half lined - upper back, sleeves and sides, only the lower back and sides are unlined. There is one pocket built into the interior fabric.

Label: Harris Tweed Handwoven Pure Scottish Wool with the Orb logo - “Administered by Harris Tweed Association Ltd. Facsimile of the Mark Appears on the Cloth“. 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: Tones of grey, brown and black that have an overall impression of either grey or brown depending on lighting

Sizing: No size is indicated, but it should fit a medium to large size, probably a US size 40/42 - in any case, please rely on the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders and sleeves: 33” long, taken from the neck seam to the cuff

Sleeve Inseam: 18” long

Chest: 46”, taken under the arms

Waist: 48”

Hips:  50”

Overall length: 40”, measured flat

Condition: It is in very good condition - pre-owned, but no pronounced wear, or holes, tear, staining or odour. 

Harris Tweed is a very robust fabric - should last many years with just a bit of care.  Nice classic style!