Sometimes, just sometimes you can, that should read, my wife can, just find it. I had been on the hunt for a sleeveless woolen in an Argyle pattern. By woolen I mean a waistcoat/vest kind of style, like this:^ congrats GHT. Few years ago I was on a Burberry kick and managed to snag give (three trenches, two raincoats) in great condition in my size for about what you paid for that one. Sometimes you have to wait months or even years to find what you want, or sometimes you login one day and "bam" there it is, the first listing you look at.
The cloth means overcoat but it has so many features of a trench coat that it's ultimately a hybrid and could fit in either/both categories. The pendants on other forums can fuss about that stuff. Like you said, it's a beautiful coat, and Chaz is lucky to own it (I hope it fits well!).Beautiful coat. “If it’s tweed, can it really be called a trench coat?” That is too philosophical for me. It is a beautiful coat, however.
By the third round of measurements the seller was probably ready to punch you, but whatever, they got a sale and you got a great fitting coat, so all's well that ends well!Got it off of an etsy seller in England and went back and forth 3 times with their measurements and a measuring tape. Then had my wife take my measurements to make sure.
I had been looking for a coat for about 2 weeks and had short listed 6 (down from 12) when I saw this one come up and instantly contacted the seller. Love at first sight
That is a truly magnificent coat. You make me feel seriously old, I was just reminiscing the John Collier advert. They used the expression: "John Collier, the window to watch."
^ What a delight to see an old Aquascutum trench coat. With regard to the date, that's hard to say, since Aqua sold that basic design for decades, into the 1990s for sure (and maybe later). The big meaty buckles, the cloth and stitching, and the comparatively oversized collar suggest 1960s or especially 1970s to my eye but I'm speculating. Enjoy wearing!