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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Marc Chevalier, Oct 2, 2007.

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    Below is my favorite overcoat. It's British, no label, and the construction and quality point toward the 1930s. A Donegal herringbone tweed -- dig those colorful flecks! Plain back.



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    And here's one from a local Goodwill. From the later 1930s, I reckon. The wool has heathery variations of Fall colors, hard to pick up in the photos. It has the weight, density and slightly fuzzy texture of a horse blanket. Plain back, no half-belt.



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    To be continued ...


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  2. Rooster

    Rooster Practically Family

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    I just picked up four of them the other day. One is dated 1950. I'll get some pics.
     
  3. Yes! :eusa_clap

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  4. retrofashion

    retrofashion One of the Regulars

    Nice coats. I have a couple to post and also some other stuff. I need to get the time to take some pictures.
    By the way, what's the difference between an overcoat, a topcoat and a greatcoat? Are they just different names for the same thing?
     
  5. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

    My Oxxford, dated 1956 on the label:

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    Eldridge/Rothman's camel hair polo (don't know how old)

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    More to come...
     
  6. Interesting ... your polo coat has a collar that's more typically found on an Ulster coat. Like it!

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  7. This mean I have to pull out my camera again?

    I have several vintage though always tend to wear my moderns... hmm. Fine.
     
  8. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Repeat post from the Powder Room thread

    Look what I found!

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    I rarely go into this thrift shop, because it's picked over so much. But look what I found on my visit last week! The wool coat is in perfect condition and was $5!! The only thing I love more than the coat, is me wearing it!

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    Happy happy me.

    Vintage Betty

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  9. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I LOVE THIS OVERCOAT!!!

    I LOVE THIS OVERCOAT!!!

    VB
     
  10. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

    I have a couple. Nothing fabulous like the other ones on here. None of them are very good pictures of them, either.

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    (me goofing around. Disregard the cane and tennis shoes)

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  11. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Gieves & Hawkes Chesterfield:

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  12. kpreed

    kpreed Guest

    Overcoats

    Some great stuff here!!!
    Here is my trusty stand-by for the cold.
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    Wool (gray) and of unknown vintage.
     
  13. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

    Donegals

    Where can one purchase those 1930s style Donegals???[huh] You never see those patterns at Magee of Donegal's site.
     
  14. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Wow - this is great. I have a modern woman's version of this overcoat. Can we see a full-length photo?

    VB
     
  15. Barry

    Barry Practically Family

    from OFAS...

    I won this overcoat some time ago. It has a half belt. It also has a pocket with a small Talon zipper on the inside. There are no labels though. It's not super heavy but feels as though it will be very warm.

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  16. Beautiful!
     
  17. thunderw21

    thunderw21 My Mail is Forwarded Here

    No labels on this one.

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  18. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Wow-that's an incredible cut for a man's coat. Did you move the buttons or did it come like that?

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  19. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

    These are all such beautiful coats. You all are so lucky to have them.
     
  20. thunderw21

    thunderw21 My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Thank you. They came like that.
     

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