1959 U.S. Navy wool peacoat, size 42

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Gamma68, Oct 26, 2021.

  1. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    Here's a vintage U.S. Navy peacoat, tagged size 42, in exceptionally nice condition.
    • Smooth outer Kersey wool shell, deep midnight blue color
    • Tan corduroy-lined pockets
    • Double row of stitching above the cuff with single row of stitching at the cuff
    • Foulard buttons, six-button front (showing)
    The inner tag is faded, but from what I can make out it appears to date from 1959, based on the faint contract number and the info in the "Peacoat Dating Guide" on this forum.

    I went over every inch of this coat with a wool brush and couldn't find a single instance of moth tracking or a single hole. The lining is in excellent shape with no tears.

    One issue: there are two missing buttons. I happen to have a matching spare button that I'll include with the coat. Spares are readily available and inexpensive (Google "U.S. Navy peacoat buttons").

    Because this coat is in such fine condition, it would never leave my wardrobe if I fit into it. Unfortunately, it's a bit large for me at a (tagged) size 42.

    Measurements
    Chest: 22.5"
    Sleeve: 26"
    Length from bottom of collar: 32"

    PRICE: $110 including CONUS shipping.

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  2. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    PRICE: now $95 including CONUS shipping.
     
  3. ton312

    ton312

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    What a deal. I absolutely love these. I sold my 10 button. Huge mistake. This one has me sweating.
     
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  4. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    Winter is coming. And you want to stay warm in the Windy City, yes? :)
     
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  5. michaelagraham

    michaelagraham New in Town

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    If this is still available, I'll take it.
     
  6. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    The coat has been claimed. Thanks to all for your interest.
     
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  7. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I missed this one I am interested
     
  8. Cornelius

    Cornelius Practically Family

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    So was I!
     
  9. ThatDudeOrion

    ThatDudeOrion New in Town

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    I also need one of these, posted a WTB thread about it a while back, needless to say, if anyone has a similar coat to Gamma’s I’ll buy it, or at least be third in line behind Jon and Cornelius
     
  10. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    This coat is still available. PM if you’re interested. Same price: $95 including CONUS shipping.
     
  11. Leatherbirdsoul

    Leatherbirdsoul Familiar Face

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    Ok dm
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2021
  12. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    CLAIMED, pending payment.
     
  13. mrgrumpy

    mrgrumpy New in Town

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    I just bought one on eBay, tagged M, and it’s way too big for my 1.75m 74kg frame. Available for resale to anyone quite a lot larger in UK for £20 plus shipping.
     

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