VINTAGE SAKS FIFTH AVENUE TWEED TOPCOAT
Likely 1950s - early 1960s, and in wonderful condition!
c. 40. Measurements:
Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
(My pictures really don't do this lovely coat justice!)
This is absolutely wonderful! Judging by the Union label that it carries this lovely coat was made for Saks Fifth Avenue somewhere between 1949 and 1962; judging by the style this is likely from the late 1950s to early 1960s.
It is absolutely beautiful.
Cut from a classic dark, dark charcoal miniature herringbone weave in a heavier mid-weight wool this is perfect for brazing New York winters between the office and the subway to the commuter rail back home to Connecticut or Princeton.
This is a single-breasted coat with a three button front and a concealed placket; all of the original buttons are present and tightly attached, and the hand-sewn buttonholes are similarly tight. The coat has beautifully narrow lapels which would offset perfect your winter scarf--either a subdued tartan from Elgin's of Scotland or your college scarf from your Junior Year Abroad at Oxford, St Andrews, or Cambridge. When you rowed, obviously. The coat has a single center vent, and is fully lined and fully canvassed.
It has two interior pockets, and two deep exterior flapped pockets, lined in cotton duck. It carries a lovely vintage Saks label. The sleeves lack cuff buttons--as was standard in this era.
This coat is in excellent condition, apart from a small and inconsequential repair to the lining at the vent.
It is thus a bargain at just $49, OR OFFER, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA.