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PRL Chesterfield, navy Aquascutum Cash/wool overcoats(40r). LAST DROPS BEFORE EBAY

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
Selling these coats to raise money for unexpected circumstances.



Pockets are still sewn shut(except one I opened while trying it on)

Heavy charcoal wool with a twill-like weave, black velvet collar. Pre-90s PRL. Fully canvassed. Made in the USA. 3 Button Fly front. A beautiful, well made coat that I wish I didn't have to sell.

Asking $240 OBO -> DROP TO $230 (10/13) -> DROP TO $170 (10/19)





Measurements:
C:46
Sh:21
L:46
Sl: 26

Price drops until it is sold - I am open to fair offers! Thanks.

NEXT: Aquascutum double breasted peak overcoat in navy, $110

Size 40R
Sh:19
Ch:44
L:44
Sl: 26

50Cash, 42 Wool 8 Nylon

Better pics after the weekend if not sold:


post #2 of 33
Very nice.
post #3 of 33
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
Very nice.

Agreed. However, measurements seem significantly larger than a usual 40R.
post #4 of 33
Thread Starter 
I will double check the coat measurements. it iss intended as an overcoat, and interested buyers should factor in the weight(heavy!) of the cloth and the way it is cut.

Also, drop to $230

I would like to sell this ASAP... adding more items tonight if time permits.
post #5 of 33
47 is not unusual for a sz 40 coat of previous decades. Fits were looser. USA made Polo suits had at least two makers: Grief & co in the 70s or 80s, and Pietrafassa in the 90s. The former had a blue 'dry clean only' label, while the latter had a computer-ish label with more size and fabric info. Coats like yours may have had a different maker however.
post #6 of 33
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Originally Posted by mack11211 View Post
47 is not unusual for a sz 40 coat of previous decades. Fits were looser.
Fair enough. I was going by more modern standards of sizing, true. I'm pretty true to 38R (a bit on the slim side) and I think for a thick overcoat a 22" chest measurement seems the median. I would have estimated that for a 40R it would be 2" higher... but you're right, they probably cut a lot more generously back then. Edit: Sorry - bit of a brain fart when I typed 22" above. What I meant... currently, 38R => 40" jacket, 42" overcoat (not 22"). 40R => 42" jacket, 44" overcoat is what I've considered contemporary... since I tend to buy almost ALL my clothes on SF, that rule of thumb has turned out useful. Thanks to Mack for the greater clarification on old school measurements below. 50" chest on 40R overcoat? Damn!
post #7 of 33
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Originally Posted by harry2quinn View Post
Fair enough. I was going by more modern standards of sizing, true. I'm pretty true to 38R (a bit on the slim side) and I think for a thick overcoat a 22" chest measurement seems the median. I would have estimated that for a 40R it would be 2" higher... but you're right, they probably cut a lot more generously back then.

Yah, greater allowances. Say, for a size 40, add three or four for the coat measure and three or four more for the overcoat measure.

Some old HF or BB overcoats in size 40 would have a 50 inch chest.

Of course, this is back when dinosaurs ruled the earth and streetcar rides were a nickel.
post #8 of 33
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info Mack!

Pms have been answered.
post #9 of 33
Sleeve measurement? And is this 3 button? Fly front?
post #10 of 33
Thread Starter 
Sleeve: 26+1, fly front.
post #11 of 33
Thread Starter 
Aquascutum added. The PRL measures 23'' across the chest.
post #12 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by mack11211 View Post
47 is not unusual for a sz 40 coat of previous decades. Fits were looser.

USA made Polo suits had at least two makers: Grief & co in the 70s or 80s, and Pietrafassa in the 90s.

The former had a blue 'dry clean only' label, while the latter had a computer-ish label with more size and fabric info.


Coats like yours may have had a different maker however.

Only on SF would someone know this stuff
post #13 of 33
Thread Starter 
drops to 220/140
post #14 of 33
I can't believe these haven't sold. Great coats.
post #15 of 33
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Both for 310 shipped conus
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