I won this coat as yet another surprise for my husband, his Xmas gift to come late. Not long ago I got him a navy wool db coat that arrived somehow in less flawless condition that described - still fair for the money - but he wasn't totally convinced by the fit. I am still to post a pic with him in that one, as far as I can tell the fit is fine. He just needs a hat to balance the look.
But when I saw this one I fell in love. Yep, I'm that kind of girl to fall in love with various items of menswear . So I'm waiting for its arrival and praying for a good fit. And I hope is as good as the pics. While I spent on it a lot less than other people would be prepared to do for a nice coat, it was a lot for my tiny (actually non existent) budget. Will post pics.
By the way, it was described as vintage 40's / 50's Montague Burton Double Breasted Pure Wool Tan / Ginger Tweed Overcoat,top quality medium to heavy weight island tweed cloth ,full twill lining, original buttons, leather covered buckle with bar fastening, utility mark label.
I was just wondering about the dating of this. While I am still a newbie to vintage I seem to recall overcoats of this type linked to 30's designs rather than later. But then utility label places it between 1941 and 1952.
Wore my 1960's Penny's charcoal grey overcoat and favorite Brixton cap today. I very rarely wear suits so I just wore it over jeans and windbreaker.
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Overcoats like this were sold in the UK until the middle 1950s - great for weather like this current cold spell.Originally Posted by crazydaisy
See Marc Chevalier's thread (not herringbonekid's, as I wrongly stated earlier in this thread) of 24th October 2006.
"In the midst of an Antipodean Summer I am rather pining for Fall, and somewhat cooler weather"
"Raglan sleeve overcoat in Herringbone"
It came, and fits I think rather nicely, was worried that it'd be too wide but seems ok. He loves it and the colour is great on him! My most expensive vintage buy so far, totally worth it.
Let me know what you think. Please ignore the urgent need for a haircut, and the lack of further vintage apparel in the rest of the outfit.
And this is the navy db coat I first got for him, this was a lot cheaper, he likes it less (not because it was cheaper, but he felt that it looked somehow wrong at waist level and where the pockets are), I still think this one is nice too and fits him nicely.
We now need to broaden our horizons and set our ambitions on some fetching hats...
But I will not get him anything else navy...