Vintage 1960s Overcoat Crombie 100% Cashmere PKZ Switzerland Mens Coat Size M L
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This is a fabulous quality overcoat made of 100% cashmere that was loomed in Scotland by Crombie. It is made with high set narrow notched lapels in a below the knee length. It closes with three plastic buttons down the front There is a flapped pocket at either side. The coat has a 15 1/2’’ kick vent at the back. The coat is fully lined in a brown/grey rayon satin. Please forgive the creasing to the coat in the photos - this coat really is better than portrayed in the photos with a beautiful sheen to the finish.
Label: Crombie 100% Cashmere Aberdeen Scotland Regd.
Manufacturer label: PKZ 1881. PKZ stands for Paul Kehl Zurich. It was founded in 1881 by Paul Kehl and was originally both a manufacturer and retailer. They stopped manufacturing in 1974 and concentrated only on retail with some 30 stores throughout Switzerland
J&J Crombie of Aberdeen Scotland was founded in 1805 and was primarily a luxury cloth producer during its early years, even supplying the Confederate Army during the Civil War with gray uniform cloth. It is one of the oldest brands in the UK and is renowned for the quality of its production. Amongst its famous customers were King George VI, Winston Churchill, Cary Grant, Dwight D Eisenhower, JFK and Mikhail Gorbachev. Its coats became so favored that the word “Crombie” came into generic use to describe a men’s shorter overcoat.
Crombie uses only the best quality fabrics. The cashmere cloth used on this coat has to be felt to be believed. It is ultra soft and has a beautiful sheen to the finish. One would be hard pressed to buy cashmere like this today at an affordable price - they just don’t make quality like this anymore.
Color: Deep camel toned brown
Sizing: This is about a size 40/42, depending on whether you want to wear a jacket underneath it, but please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the thickness of the fabric into account:
Shoulders: 19” across from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Sleeves: 25” from the shoulder seam
Sleeve Inseam: 16 1/2”
Chest: 46” around
Waist: 44” around
Length: 40 1/2”
Condition: It is in very clean condition with beautiful nappe (finish), and no wear, tear, stains or odors except for a few tiny nibbles to the nappe at the lower left side of the back (see last close-up photo), really very minor, and some normal wear to the open edge (see second to last photo). Otherwise, this coat looks to have seen little use and was well stored and cared for over the years.
Exceptional quality and classic styling.....this was originally a very expensive coat - beautiful cashmere!