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Vintage 1980s Mens Cashmere Overcoat Mr Mann Toronto Black Coat - 1987 - Size M L


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This is a luxurious pre-owned cashmere black overcoat made by Toronto tailor Mr. Mann.  Mr. Mann was a custom tailor who had a dedicated celebrity clientele that included Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Bill Cosby and Ahmad Rashad.  This coat originally belonged to a wealthy businessman and looks like it saw little use - it basically looks almost like-new.  There is no fabric label, but it is pretty obvious that it is a quality pure cashmere, very soft, in a medium thickness with a beautiful finish.  The coat is made in an easy to wear classic style with black velvet collar, wide peaked lapels, two button closure in a six button double breasted configuration, padded shoulders, chest pocket, flapped side pockets, four button cuffs and 25 1/2” kick pleat.  The coat is fully lined in black satin acetate.  It has an ACTWU (Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union) label and is dated June 5, 1987 on the tailor’s label.  The model is identified as Hilton.  Mr Mann generally produced bespoke garments or would custom fit garments - I assume that this was custom ordered as there is an order number and no standard size indicated.

Sizing: As mentioned, there is no size indicated, and although this should fit a medium to large size (US 40-42, depending on whether you wear a jacket underneath and preference for fit), 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: 19” across shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeves: 26” from shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeve Inseam: 18” long

Chest: 45” around, taken under the arms

Waist: 41”

Hips:  44”

Overall length: 48 1/2“, measured flat

Condition:  Although pre-owned, this coat is in great condition - it’s obvious that it saw very little use.  It is very clean and has been well stored. 

This is an exceptional quality coat - Mr. Mann was known for producing the type of quality that celebrities and wealthy businessmen expected.  Beautiful coat at a very reasonable price!