can anyone date this item?

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Ada Veen, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. Ada Veen

    Ada Veen Practically Family

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    I bought this coat in a second hand (as opposed to 'vintage') shop, and have really no idea how old it is. It's royal blue velvet. Sorry the photos are poor, my camera isn't very good.

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    here's the label:
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    and a closeup of the button detail:[​IMG]

    Any ideas gratefully received.
     
  2. flylot74

    flylot74 One of the Regulars

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    THAT is stunning!
     
  3. Ada Veen

    Ada Veen Practically Family

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    My boyfriend hates it! He says it looks like a sack on me :)
     
  4. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    Vintage Betty should be able to i.d. it.
     
  5. Miss Neecerie

    Miss Neecerie I'll Lock Up

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    I cant date it...but some info..

    That Post code on the label places the shop..in central london and when you look up Hockley now..the shop is in mayfair a very posh area of town.

    The Philip Hockley company seems to have and still does lots of furs..etc...

    Regardless of actual age...its a keeper and a very nice find!
     
  6. Ada Veen

    Ada Veen Practically Family

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    oooh, I never even considered it might be posh!
     
  7. M Tatterscratch

    M Tatterscratch A-List Customer

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    Ms. Veen,

    I might be able to date it, depending on who's in it. ;)

    Couldn't resist,

    T.
     
  8. I'm guessing early 60s. Very Jackie O thing going on with that jacket. And the style of the "Hockley" type on the label is giving me the same era vibe.

    No doubt it'll look like a sack. It seems to be cut like a sack.

    per accurate dating, you might want to look into when letters were added onto the W1 post codes (W1S, W1D, W1F etc.). If i remember aright it was sometime in the early 70s. But my memory ain't what it used to be.

    bk
     
  9. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    On first glance, I concur with our esteemed Mr. Kurtz. A clearer picture of the label will confirm it. But I can also look up Hockley and see if I have any reference data when I have a couple minutes this weekend.

    Gotta run - I have to pick out a free hat I'm giving away and post pics tonight.

    Vintage Betty
     

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