A Coat Fit for a Prince (or Princess)! Harris Tweed Scotch House Child's Coat-as worn by Royals!

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    A COAT FIT FOR A PRINCE--or PRINCESS!
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    Utterly traditional British Upper-Class Child's Coat from The Scotch House of London.

    Made from Harris Tweed in a *gorgeous* dusk-rose sepia pink, Velvet collar, and lined with (likely) Lochcarron Tartan wool.

    In almost perfect condition!

    UK Chld's Size 10. Measurements:

    Chest: 15 3/4
    Sleeve: 20
    Shoulder: 13 3/4
    Length (BOC): 35

    NB: Among the English upper classes blue and pink have traditionally been interchangeable when it comes to coats, so this is suitable for either a boy or a girl!

    This is simply so wonderful it is hard to know where to begin its description!

    This is--as the pictures demonstrate--an extremely rare example of an beautiful velvet-collared tweed children's coat of the sort that is traditionally worn by the children of the British upper classes, including the Royal family. (Prince Charles, Prince William, and now Prince George have all been photographed wearing this type of coat) The style migrated to America's upper classes in the 1950s--the most famous pictures of JFK"s children show them wearing coats in this style.

    And this coat is absolutely authentic. Likely dating from the 1980s, this was cut from old-school (and hence slightly hairy--tweed as it should be!) Harris Tweed in a beautiful (and extremely rare) dusky pink. (Note that the HT label is also rare, noting that the cloth was intended for use in a "Juvenile Garment".) The quality of the cloth is continued into the lining, which is a mid-weight Scottish tartan, likely from Lochcarron but most definitely woven in Scotland. The collar is made from first-class velvet, in a shade that perfectly complements the tweed.

    The tailoring of this coat is simply incredible. Perfectly cut, this is double-breasted with hand-finished buttonholes in the front. The buttons have been made to replicate mother-of-pearl, and were sewn on by hand. The collar and the front pocket flaps both feature extensive stitching, both for ornament and also to ensure that they retain their shape. The attention to detail is incredible: Even the lining of the sleeves has been chosen to complement the coloring of the coat!

    The coat has been cut as a traditional English Officer's Coat, with curved back sections to provide an elegant silhouette. The back has a deep pleat both for ease of movement and elegant movement in the fabric while walking. It comes complete with its original set of spare buttons.

    The quality of tailoring on this garment is superb. But this is just what you'd expect, as this coat was made for sale at The Scotch House in Knightsbridge, London.

    The Scotch House was THE shop to go to for woolens and tartan and all clothing Scots. Founded in 1839, it specialized it *very* upscale Scottish clothing, and held several Royal Warrants. Its flagship store was located in Knightsbridge, just across from Harrods (back when this was an upper-class destination store!) and this, together with the British association of Scottish clothing with upper-class country style and Royal patronage, solidified its storied reputation until its closure in 2002.

    This coat was thus intended for sale to a member of the British upper class... and, as such, was built to last, for it is traditional to hand clothing items like this down through the generations.

    It is simply beautiful.

    This coat is in absolutely excellent condition; the sole flaw is a tiny mark on the collar, as shown.

    Asking just $125, OR OFFER, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA. This is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a coat of this quality!

    Now, this is a lot, especially for a child's coat. HOWEVER, this coat will not merely garb your children, but will also dress their younger cousins, as well as your grandchildren. This truly is a coat with timeless style that will be passed down though the generations..... and once this is recognized $125, or offer, boxed and shipped is a true bargain!

    PS: Note, too, that the closure of The Scotch House precluded the Duchess of Cambridge from buying an English tweed coat of this quality--and so the coat worn by YOUR child will be better than that worn by Prince George!

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