As some of you know I'm bit of a history buff, and I love good vintage stuff. I've had two overcoats made in some very old (1960s and 1930s) fabrics. Yesterday, i went back to the shop where I picked up the Burgundy fabric that made my Capone Coat:
I managed to grab three more extremely interesting pieces, one of which is VERY old. The first two are more interesting than anything else. Firstly, a Holland & Sherry coating I'm thinking of doing a casual coat with, maybe a pea coat, or maybe just a single breasted piece. What i love about it is that its double sided:
Blue Grey Twill on one side:
Black and Grey Houndstooth on the other:
Would love to hear suggestions, though if go a heavy SC, I may do it in the twill,with the houndstooth as the hip patch pockets.
Next is a beautiful brown melange wool (I guess you'd call it that) from 1945:
Its heavy, but nothing nutso, like some older cloths. I'm thinking this will make a nice Polo Coat.
Lastly, what I think may be as old as the early 1900s (Detmer Woolens have been around since 1885, moved from manhattan to Brooklyn in 1909 after a fire in their Manhattan Offices) based on the weight of the cloth, and the handwriting "Sponged" on the tag, in a beautiful subtle herringbone in what I'd call an espressso brown:
This thing just screams Great Coat to me.
Thought you guys would like to see these. I also picked up a few other lighter weight 1930s woolens from the same place that we'll be using for Yellow Hook that I'm pretty stoked about. I'm having that professionally shot later today and will post here if you guys would like.