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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    Grayish-blue 1930s overcoat I showed several months ago. Finally got to wear it today!

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  2. mike

    mike Call Me a Cab

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    WOW!! I LOVE THIS! Congratulations!!!
     
  3. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    Nice. I guess this is Persian Wool (a.k.a. Astrakhan) ?
     
  4. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    Ha! Feraud, you're exactly right, it is Astrakhan wool.
     
  5. Bugsy

    Bugsy One Too Many

    I found this number in a vintage store last week, and just in time for our cold spell.



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  6. MK

    MK Founder Staff Member Bartender

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    Great looking coats guys. Mike, take a photo out doors so that we can see it better. The close-up of the fabric looks wonderful!
     
  7. Grant Fan

    Grant Fan Practically Family

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    OMG I love it. It is so beautiful. And I am completely jealous. I am 5foot 9 and an American size 8 (not large around by any means) but my height alone most vintage things don't fit. I love all of your coats but this one is by far my favorite. So envious of you just so you know.
     
  8. Grant Fan

    Grant Fan Practically Family

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    :eek:fftopic: Oh Cary Grant you were one attractive man :eusa_clap
     
  9. bstrickmma

    bstrickmma New in Town

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    How about a Boat Cloak? :D

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  10. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    ^^^^^In action.

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  11. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    After a long search, I just won such a cloak on eBay.
    Mis-identified as a goth cape. :)
     
  12. LordBest

    LordBest Practically Family

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    I purchased this at an op shop yesterday, it is a splendid coat, does anyone recognise the Stag trade mark or have any idea of date? It appears to be all hand stitched. Apologies for the image heavy post. It fits me wonderfully and draped beautifully, though it is still somewhat crinkled in the pictures from its stay in the op-shop.
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  13. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    Nice overcoat, Lordbest.

    It dates from the late-1950s or into the 1960s.

    Cheers!
     
  14. Slim Portly

    Slim Portly One Too Many

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    Great colors.
     
  15. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Just saw this--fantastic! We need pics of it being worn.

    If you don't mind, how much did you pay for it?
     
  16. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    About $45.

    See the FDR's Cape thread. Pics to come.
     
  17. Chrome

    Chrome One of the Regulars

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    Few coats from where those are needed... sometimes

    Here is my German coat...

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    And here is my black civilian model, my lightning and camera cheats the color.

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    And yes, first jacket is east german model.
     
  18. avedwards

    avedwards Call Me a Cab

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    About two months ago I purchased a trench coat from a charity shop for £12.99, when they usually sell for at least £150. The belt was missing so I got one from a vintage shop, where the matching coat had been in too bad condition.

    The coat is an imitation of the original Burberrys, as it has the chequered lining but is clearly not a proper Burberry. It says "Made in Korea". The trouble is, in both of the lables it has someone has obviously deliberately cut out the name of the company, as only the name is missing and the rest of the label is there. Does anyone know of a coat maker in Korea who would make trench coats? I wonder why someone has made the effort to cut out the company's name.
     
  19. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Occasionally a retail clothing store will remove their name from a garment before selling it to a discounter for fear that their name would be sullied if found available at an extreme discount.
     
  20. DBurch

    DBurch New in Town

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    Nick D.
    I have recently wondered the same and surprised there have not been any comments back yet. I have been participating in WWII reenacting for 10 years and in my interest with the 1930s-40s always worn an original 1942 US Army Officers double breasted overcoat for winter warmth enroute to the office. Thanks to the influence from the FL I have starting wearing more sport coats and suits these days but now find I have the same problem with bunching shoulders under the overcoat.

    I would concurr with your thoughts about the armholes. When I raise my arms to go into the overcoat the modern suit jacket shoulder also raises up and I always have to fluff the overcoat up then down a few times back at the collar/shoulder to get he suit jacket to settle underneath. When having the suit jacket buttoned it raises worse creating even more of a problem.

    By comparison when wearing an original officers suit jacket, with high armholes and buttoned up as it should be, the original suit jacket barely raises when lifting your arms up to slide into the sleeves of the overcoat.

    Some evidence I'd say to point at armholes.

    .....First post here after so many months of enthusiastic reading. The FL is a great resouce for the period and to finally learn some civilian style. My thanks to all.

    D.Burch
     

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