I actually have a coat made by them purchased about 20 years ago, still looks like new, still fits and warm as all get out. I purchased it during the off season in Fort Lauderdale at a place called Peter Glenn of Vermont (they have a number of stores and still in business). At that time it sold for about $550.00 and I paid $250.00. In today's market it would probably cost $1000 to $1200. Hope that helps.
I didn't know they were out of business........ I have a beautiful leather/pig skin sleaves coat from them that i bought back 15+ yrs ago for $850.00 That is in perfect shape to this day and everytime i were it some one asks me were i got it. It is Medium Brown Body/ Dark Brown Sleaves/ Med Green Flap up the front. Dark Brown Sleaves are made of Pig Skin and very soft. Nice coat you have thier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't know what you payed for it but Proabley a Bargin...................................... Phil
I hope this reply reaches all who reads it doing well. I came across this thread doing a search for Sawyer of Nappa Shearling coats. I recently purchased one on Ebay, and was struck of the level of quality and workmanship from the photos offered in the auction. I have included a few here for evaluation. Any comments would be very welcome.
I have a Sawyer shearling coat I bought at Kerrs's in Beverly Hills about 1973 (40 years old this year) and it is still in almost pristine condition. I had to re-sew the horn buttons due to disintegration of the thread used , but otherwise it's a wonderful , very warm coat. The shearling lining on the inside of the pockets is especially nice in cold weather. You can't go wrong. Sorry to learn on this website that they've gone out of business.
I just wanted to thank you for the excellent information. I was thrift store shopping today and spotted this wonderful shearling coat on the rack... the labeling said XLG and I normally would have passed it off but the construction was fabulous and thought I'd give it a second glance. I am assuming my coat (yes, I snapped it up) must be quite vintage as I wear a size 6 and this full length beauty fits me like a glove. My girlfriend and I thought to Google search the company and so far, your post was the most informative.