WONDERFUL & CLASSIC CHILD'S DUFFEL COAT!
MADE IN ENGLAND BY GLOVERALL.
ALMOST CERTAINLY UNWORN!
For a child c. 11 years old--or an adult who stands 4'10".
Chest: 18 7/8
Sleeve: 19 1/2 ( 28 1/2 measured like a shirt)
Length: 31 1/2 (from the collar seam)
Wittily referred to "The Top of the Class" coat.... referring both to your child, and also the quality of the coat itself!
The duffel coat dates to 1887, when John Partridge began offering basic coats fastened by toggles to the general public. The British Admiralty soon saw the benefits of the coat for sailors in the Royal Navy, and established it as standard naval wear.
Like its land-based cousin the trenchcoat the duffel coat is a classic example of an iconic garment whose form follows its function. Cut loose and oversized for both warmth and ease of movement, duffels are very basic garments; the didn't even have linings until this was introduced by Gloverall in 1954--just three years after its founding.
Duffels do, however, have all the features that you'd need to keep you warm--and this coat is no exception! Cut from what is now the industry standard fabric for duffels (70% wool, 20% nylon, and 10% polyester) this features a attached hood that can be tightened by side adjusters, a fully functional throat latch, and four toggle fasteners with leather straps. The coat has an extra layer of fabric over the shoulders, both for warmth and to prevent wear when carrying something on them--a common occurrence for C19th sailors.This coat also has the now-traditional plaid lining--here, a lovely tartan in black and cream with a lovely crimson overcheck to offset its classic camel exterior.
It features two deep patch pockets on the front.
This coat is in absolutely excellent condition--it likely has never been worn! The locker loop is intact, there is no wear whatsoever to the leather toggles, the hood adjusters appear unused, and there are no marks at all on the exterior or interior of the coat.
Asking just $75, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA!