Show Us Your OVERCOATS

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Marc Chevalier, Oct 2, 2007.

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    Below is my favorite overcoat. It's British, no label, and the construction and quality point toward the 1930s. A Donegal herringbone tweed -- dig those colorful flecks! Plain back.



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    And here's one from a local Goodwill. From the later 1930s, I reckon. The wool has heathery variations of Fall colors, hard to pick up in the photos. It has the weight, density and slightly fuzzy texture of a horse blanket. Plain back, no half-belt.



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    To be continued ...


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  2. Rooster

    Rooster Practically Family

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    I just picked up four of them the other day. One is dated 1950. I'll get some pics.
     
  3. Yes! :eusa_clap

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  4. retrofashion

    retrofashion One of the Regulars

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    Nice coats. I have a couple to post and also some other stuff. I need to get the time to take some pictures.
    By the way, what's the difference between an overcoat, a topcoat and a greatcoat? Are they just different names for the same thing?
     
  5. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    My Oxxford, dated 1956 on the label:

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    Eldridge/Rothman's camel hair polo (don't know how old)

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    More to come...
     
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  6. Interesting ... your polo coat has a collar that's more typically found on an Ulster coat. Like it!

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  7. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    This mean I have to pull out my camera again?

    I have several vintage though always tend to wear my moderns... hmm. Fine.
     
  8. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Repeat post from the Powder Room thread

    Look what I found!

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    I rarely go into this thrift shop, because it's picked over so much. But look what I found on my visit last week! The wool coat is in perfect condition and was $5!! The only thing I love more than the coat, is me wearing it!

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    Happy happy me.

    Vintage Betty

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  9. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I LOVE THIS OVERCOAT!!!

    I LOVE THIS OVERCOAT!!!

    VB
     
  10. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    I have a couple. Nothing fabulous like the other ones on here. None of them are very good pictures of them, either.

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    (me goofing around. Disregard the cane and tennis shoes)

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  11. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Gieves & Hawkes Chesterfield:

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  12. kpreed

    kpreed Guest

    Overcoats

    Some great stuff here!!!
    Here is my trusty stand-by for the cold.
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    Wool (gray) and of unknown vintage.
     
  13. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

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    Donegals

    Where can one purchase those 1930s style Donegals???[huh] You never see those patterns at Magee of Donegal's site.
     
  14. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Wow - this is great. I have a modern woman's version of this overcoat. Can we see a full-length photo?

    VB
     
  15. Barry

    Barry Practically Family

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    I won this overcoat some time ago. It has a half belt. It also has a pocket with a small Talon zipper on the inside. There are no labels though. It's not super heavy but feels as though it will be very warm.

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  16. Jovan

    Jovan Suspended

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    Beautiful!
     
  17. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    No labels on this one.

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  18. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Wow-that's an incredible cut for a man's coat. Did you move the buttons or did it come like that?

    Vintage Betty
     
  19. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    These are all such beautiful coats. You all are so lucky to have them.
     
  20. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    Thank you. They came like that.
     

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