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Ulster overcoats

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by mattmaybloom, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. mattmaybloom

    mattmaybloom New in Town

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    Hi guys,

    This is my first thread, I really love this forum! I've seen old pics and magazine pics of old fashioned ulster coats, however I never really see them now. I'd love to get my self one, I think they're incredibly sharp.

    If you guys own these coats post pics, I'm eager to see real examples. Also do any coat makers make them now? How can I track one down and will it be crazy expensive?

    Here are some pics I've found

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    Looking forward to hearing from you guys,
    Matt
     
  2. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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  3. mattmaybloom

    mattmaybloom New in Town

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    Great read, thanks

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  4. mattmaybloom

    mattmaybloom New in Town

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    Anyone else?

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  5. What's your size, I mean your actual chest measurement?

    Here are some of my overcoats. The rightmost in the collage is an Ulster in the 30s-40s sense of the word.

    - Starting from the left, #1 and #2: early 20s, narrow shoulder
    - #3 and #4: early/mid 30s, narrow shoulder but with the shoulder seam running differently, plus hourglass cut
    - #5: CC41, shoulders have more built-up and are beginning to get wider
    - #6: the military-type CD Greatcoat, 1952
    - #7: 1948 dated Lampaka belted back Ulster by Howard Clothes (currently for sale in the Classifieds, size c. 37-39)

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    Another Ulster, a 1937 dated belted back Ulster with reverse pleated back by Stein Bloch, grey check with blue overcheck:

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    A similar 20s model:
    1924. Washington, D.C., Alfred Stern, director of Washington's first radio exposition

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  6. mattmaybloom

    mattmaybloom New in Town

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    I'm a 48 R, that's what my raincoat and overcoat are

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  7. mattmaybloom

    mattmaybloom New in Town

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    And I love 7 top, absolutely adore it

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  8. 48 American/British or European size? US/UK 48 means 48" chest. EUR 48 means 38" chest.
     
  9. mattmaybloom

    mattmaybloom New in Town

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    Ah sorry, yes American size, I'm a new yorker

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  10. I see, big fellow. :) Vintage overcoats in that size do turn up, but you need patience and persistence in searching for them. A repro is of course a good alternative if you can find one. If and when SJC makes an Ulster it should be worth it.
     
  11. mattmaybloom

    mattmaybloom New in Town

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    I'm starting to think even if I could find one I wouldn't be able to afford it

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  12. mattmaybloom

    mattmaybloom New in Town

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    Hey guys, sorry to revive an old thread. Just wanted to let you know that I finally found one! A couple of questions though, it does not have a belt in the back but it does have cuffs, patch pockets! contrast stitching, ect... so is it still technically an ulster with out the belt

    Also it can button both ways in the front but it has an inside button only on one side instead of both, is that normal. If so why have it able to button on both sides if there's only one jigger button?

    Thanks,
    Matt

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