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Vintage 1980s New Wave Coat Tweed Overcoat Croydon Size 44


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This is a 1980s New Wave coat that is made of a blended wool tweed in a style typical of the early 1980s.  The tweed on this 1980s New Wave coat is woven in a vertical bar pattern consisting of white threads with specks of orange, yellow, green and blue, all against a black background.  The neckline can be worn open or closed with the collar buttoned up to protect the neck.  The shoulders have button down epaulettes and there are box pleats at the outside edges of the chest and upper back.  This 1980s New Wave coat closes with four buttons hidden by an overflap and cinches at the waist with a matching belt.  There is a diagonal pocket built into either side and a half belt at either cuff.  The coat is lined in nylon with a 75% polyester and 25% metallized polyurethane interlining called “Thermolite” that provides extra warmth.  

Label: Bluda Inverno by Croydon Made in Canada

Age:  1980s, possibly late 70s  

Fabric label:  25% wool / 25% polyester / 35% acrylic / 5% viscose / 10% other fibres

Sizing: Size 44R is indicated on the label on this 1980s New Wave coat, but please rely on the following measurements for fit (compare measurements with a similar coat that you presently own or to your own body measurements, taking the style of this 1980s New Wave coat into account):

Shoulders: 24” across from shoulder/sleeve seams - note that this oversized shoulder is typical of New Wave style

Sleeves: 24” from the shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeve inseam: 18”

Chest:  52” around

Waist:  50”

Overall length:  47”, measured flat at the back from the neck

Condition:  This 1980s New Wave coat is in very clean condition with no stains, odour, wear or tears - it looks to have seen very little use and has been well cared for over the years.

This is a wonderful  on this 1980s New Wave coat - that style era didn’t last very long, so finding good examples is not easy….sure to be noticed!