Show Us Your OVERCOATS

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

  1. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    I found this one today.
    It was originally from my great-great grandpa's men's clothing store that opened in the early 20th century.
    100% wool with a special water resistant treatment. In unused condition with the inside pocket still partially sewn shut (no union tag could be found because of this). Roughly a size 42. It is a very nice black, though in the pictures it looks grayish.

    Can anyone help me with the time period? I was thinking maybe the 1930s.

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  2. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Early 1920's with Edwardian influence, and the factory existing most likely in the late 1800's at least. Company was also known as "J.C. Peterson Clothiers"

    Vintage Betty
     
  3. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    Thank you, Vintage Betty. It does have some Edwardian influence, now that I look at it closer.

    J.C. Petersen was my great-great grandfather.
     
  4. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That is very cool! There is a referece to your family's store here on a book called Stories from Swedeland - Page 245 and a text reference in this advertisement and a book called The Railroad Trainman - page 903 available at google books.

    There is also information on your family at the Peterson Family Genealogy Forum.

    I could be wrong, but the coat looks like it was made in the late teens to be sold in the early 1920's, due to the cuffs, which look like 1919 or so cuffs, for some reason. I could look it up, if you really want to know, as I'm just guessing. ;)

    Vintage Betty
     
  5. ohairas

    ohairas Call Me a Cab

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    Oh my.... I thought the Men of the Lounge thread was good... I think I like this one better!! ;)
    Very handsome gentlemen~ oh, nice coats too! :eusa_clap
    Nikki
     
  6. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    Wow, thank you! It's very neat to read about my relative in a book.

    As for the coat, you've already gone to enough trouble, I'll take your word for it. ;) It is very similar to other Edwardian pieces I've seen in both cut and especially the fabric.

    Thanks again!
     
  7. mdavids2000

    mdavids2000 Familiar Face

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    Here is my "new overcoat"
    It's a org. 1930's overcoat found it on a market for just 20,- euro's

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  8. Alan Eardley

    Alan Eardley One Too Many

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    Very nice - was it Waterlooplein?

    Alan

     
  9. mdavids2000

    mdavids2000 Familiar Face

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    Yes Waterlooplein :eusa_clap
     
  10. Jovan

    Jovan Suspended

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    Nice! Who are the two lovely (and also well-covered) ladies?
     
  11. Marty M.

    Marty M. Vendor

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    Mdavids2000, those are great pictures. It's great to see someone take the time to take pictures like those. Thank you for sharing.
    Marty Mathis
     
  12. KY Gentleman

    KY Gentleman One Too Many

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    Wow- Thats a great coat....
     
  13. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Totally 'adore' that coat (and only 20 Euros!!)

    The double breast, the belted back, the wonderful pointed lapels...it just sings to me!!:eusa_clap
     
  14. jenny_dreadful

    jenny_dreadful Familiar Face

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    That's really, really gorgeous!!! I love the cuts of 30's menswear. What kind of hat is that? It's not a trilby, is it?
     
  15. mdavids2000

    mdavids2000 Familiar Face

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    Yes it's a org. 1930's trilby.

    Here a better photo:
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  16. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I think these are some of the nicest photos I've seen on the Lounge. Thank you for sharing! You are all looking wonderful!

    Vintage Betty
     
  17. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    1950's Youthcraft Swing Coat with Mink-Lined Hood

    1950's Youthcraft Swing Coat with Mink-Lined Hood

    With the beginning of the New Year, and everything fresh and new, I have decided to start my cleaning again. My long-term regimin includes going through my storage, cleaning items, bagging items as well as selling them.

    I started with the coats. I pulled some more items for you to see.

    Wear the hood up or down. The material is incredibly soft brushed wool - almost like cashmere.

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  18. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I took the buttons off of this Nehru jacket/dress, as someone sewed 1930's rhinestone buttons onto this outfit.

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  19. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    1940's Fur Wrap

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    1950's Fur Shrug with Grosgrain Inserted Ribbon.

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    1950's Fur Wrap

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  20. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    1940's Fur Wrap

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    Victorian Shaved Lamb Fur Capelet
    This is almost identical to 1930's Capelets.

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    1930's Mink Pelts with Bakelite Chain

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