^I'd put money on that being genuine. Stuff like that turns up in charity and vintage shops all the time, and I think it's only relatively recently that they dropped the 's' from the brand name.
And if you look closely, you can see 'Prorsum' on the knight's flag, which of course they still use.
Funny you mentioned the "Stuff like that turns up in charity and vintage shops all the time".
This coat actually came from my former employer, who lives abroad but comes to London 1-2 months a year. He stops in a few European countries on his way here (London - he owned a place here too). He decided last year he's going to move back to his home country and wont be coming back to London. So he told both me and my partner to get rid of all his clothes or just send it all to a charity shop. We only knew of the typical brands like Gucci and Christian Dior and Burberry. So we kept some of the clothes, not knowing why. well anyway lets just say a charity shop at 1 point was full of Bijan Stefano Ricci and Hermes items. Why didn't we take it? because we had no clue about these names till I decided to get rid of the stuff to make space.
Why he decided to just throw it all out? majority of the stuff we threw out looked very old. Guessing he kept his recent purchases.
Anyway just little story for you guys. Thanks for the info too.