Oviatt's Trenchcoat

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by GWD, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    I just picked this up on ebay. I usually don't "buy it now" but I figured I would never find a coat made like this for under $200.00.

    I would post the pictures but I can't cut and paste them.

    Marc, I would love to hear from you on this because you are the Oviatt's Historian.

    I would love some guesses on the age of this too.
     
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    Difficult to date with great accuracy.


    This type of silk label was sewn onto Oviatt's overcoats from 1934 to 1959. Judging by the cut and details of the coat, I'd say that it's from the early '50s. Very 'fashion forward' for its day, BTW.


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  3. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    Thanks Marc, I'll post more pictures when it arrives. Maybe I'll find more clues.
     
  4. feltfan

    feltfan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Whew

    That thing screams quality.
    If it doesn't work for ya, let me know...
     
  5. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    Will do!
     
  6. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    Quote of the day. The buttons are awesome.
     
  7. GWD

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    Arrived today! It's like brand new, with one exception, the buckle is missing from the belt. No tags that indicate a date. The size is a bit big without wearing a suit jacket, but with a jacket it's perfect!!

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  8. HarpPlayerGene

    HarpPlayerGene I'll Lock Up

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    Man, that thing is BUILT! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  9. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    I know! It's got to be one of the most over engineered coats ever! lol
     
  10. GWD, have you thoroughly checked inside the inner pockets (if any) for a store label? There might be a date on it.


    Engineered? Not surprising. Back when it was made, that coat probably sold for nearly a thousand of our 2010 dollars.

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  11. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    There is one interior pocket, but no tag. :(
     
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    Aw, who cares? It's a fantastic, VERY rare coat by the greatest haberdashery in Los Angeles history. And we're very grateful to you for sharing it with us!


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  13. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    Thanks Marc! Coming from you, that means a great deal!
     
  14. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    Any suggestions on what to do about the lack of a belt buckle?
    [huh]

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  15. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Either have the buckle end of the belt fashioned/tailored to resemble the pointy end, and simply tie the belt closed; Or, start buckle huntin'. ;)
     
  16. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Best Coat Ever. Well done. I suspect it is much, much more valuable than the price you paid.
     
  17. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Gary, re: Belt Buckle

    You can buy online some nice 'leather' covered & stitched belt buckles (like the ones Burberry and Aquascutum use).

    Try these guys.

    http://www.kleins.co.uk/leather-buckles-486-p.asp

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  18. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    Thanks guys! I'm on it!
     
  19. Miss Neecerie

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    hmmmm you sure its missing...? I look at that and see that it -might- well just pull through that loop and then get tucked into the other belt loops along the side (if its actually that long)
     
  20. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    I was thinking the same thing, but, it's not that long, in fact it's pretty short. The end of the belt is looped over and stitched, like it's meant to have a buckle there.
     

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