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Made in Philadelphia, Pa., by H. Daroff & Sons for Crull & Keck, of Reading, Pa..

Tagged 42S, this measures closer to a contemporary 40R:

Chest: 23
Shoulder: NA--raglan sleeves
Sleeve: c. 35 (measured like a shirt)
Length: 44

Likely dating from 1950s (the Union tag inside dates it between 1949 and 1961) this is a beautiful tweed overcoat. Cut from a lovely and versatile puppytooth with a cream base and bark-brown and slate-grey checking this is a classic traditional 1950s men's overcoat with raglan sleeves and a slight A-line silhouette for both warmth and style. It has turn-back cuffs that are accented with a single cuff button.

It was beautifully tailored in Philadelphia, Pa., by H. Daroff & Sons for Botany 500 during their heyday. It features hand-finished buttonholes, lapped seams, and a half-lining. It appears to be half-canvassed, and features a single center vent. It has a horizontal pocket set into the right-hand side on the interior, and two deep slash handwarmer pockets on the front.

It was originally sold by Croll & Keck, of Reading, Pa., a very traditional men's clothiers that was founded at the turn of the C20th and was noted for its spectacular lobby.

Given that this coat was made in the 1950s its condition is astonishing. It has some very minor pulling from use at the top buttonhole, and fraying in the lining in the lower armholes on the inside (which can either be ignored, or receive some easy patching), but apart from these issues it is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $65, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.


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