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17 CLASSIC COATS! Polo coats, Brooks Bros. leather, Burberry Tweed, Paul Stuart Tweed, Chesterfields

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I have a series of wonderful classic coats to pass along today--including a vintage Abercrombie & Fitch suede safari jacket, two lovely Chesterfields, a wonderful Great Western Mackinaw coat, a leather jacket from Brooks Brothers, vintage topcoats, and more!


As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING in the USA; International inquiries are very welcome, with shipping at reduced cost.


Please PM with interest and offers!

1) LOVELY Coat with "Timme Tuft" Alpaca Pile lining and collar!

This is a lovely coat, in absolutely excellent condition! The interior is lined with "Timme Tuft" pure Alpaca pile; the collar is also pure alpaca. This makes this a very warm and comfortable coat indeed--and one that is healthier than any shearling coat, if the 1940s ad. for Timme Tuft shown below is to be believed!

The exterior of the coat is no less impressive than the wonderful lining. Although there is no fabric content listed the shell is extremely soft, which makes me think that is is likely a wool-alpaca blend--although I cannot be certain here. The coat features two deep handwarmer pockets, ornamental buttons and straps on the cuffs, and a twin rear vent. It has a three button front, raglan sleeves, and a deep interior security pocket This was Union Made in the USA, likely in the 1960s... But you can't tell this from the condition of the coat, which is absolutely superb; it might as well have been purchased last week!

This is a really beautiful coat, and a steal at just $65, or offer.


Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: c. 34 1/2 (measured like a shirt)
Shoulder: NA as raglan sleeves.
Length: 33 1/4

2) VINTAGE WIndowpane Topcoat. Beautiful condition!

This is lovely! The cloth is a classic grey with miniature windowpane overchecking in charcoal--a quintessential look from the 1950s and 1960s. The coat is lined in a complementary dark loden green in "Midtown Satin" rayon. The cloth is lighter-weight than usual, making this perfect for today's climate-controlled commutes. The coat has two deep front exterior pockets, and a deep interior security pocket. It has lovely narrow lapels, appropriate for the middle of the last century, a lapped center seam down the back, and a single hook vent. It has raglan sleeves. It was Union Made in the USA, and is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $60, or offer.


Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 34 (+1 3/4) (measured like a shirt)
Shoulder: NA
Length: 39 1/4

3) Chesterfield topcoat by F. R. Tripler.


This a true Ivy classic! Founded in 1883, F. R. Tripler & Co of Madison Avenue New York was one of THE most traditional clothing stores in Manhattan, making Brooks Brothers look positively racy. Indeed, so iconic was Tripler's that in the movie *Cosmopolitan* one of the utterly WASPy characters recommends Tripler's as the best place to buy proper evening wear.... and what better coat to don over your black tie than a classic Chesterfield?

Just as Tripler's was an iconic store, so too is the Chesterfield an iconic topcoat. A classic wardrobe staple from the 1920s to today, the Chesterfield is characterised by its lack of darting; a characteristic that it now shares with many other types of topcoats, but which was highly innovative when it was first designed in the mid C19th as a reaction to the highly shaped coats that were then in vogue.

This Chesterfield is a true beauty. Cut from classic wool tweed in a dark charcoal herringbone, it features the classic velvet collar that gives an air of both loucheness and elegance to the wearer. It is fastened with three buttons, and has a concealed placket to ensure that its silhouette is elegantly sleek. This cuffs of this coat feature four ornamental buttons. It is fully lined, and fully canvassed, and features a single center hook vent. It was made in Canada, and is in absolutely excellent condition.

A Chesterfield from Tripler's is a rare treat, and so this is a steal at just $79, or offer.


Chest: 23
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 20
Length: 48

4) WONDERFUL Vintage "Great Western" Jacket!

This is absolutely wonderful, and if it were smaller and fit me it wouldn't be here! Likely dating from the 1960s this is a classic and utterly wearable piece of Americana, being a thick and wonderfully warm wool Rancher coat in a bold Western plaid in grey, cream, moss and peat. It features two deep slanted and flapped pockets on the front and a classic faux-fur collar, as well as oversized buttosn fro ease of closure when it's bitterly cold on the prairie. The cuffs have functional cuff strapsn to tighten the cuffs against the cold. It features a quilted lining for warmth. The collar is designed to stand up, and there is a locker loop on one side and a button on the other so that it can be fastened into place.

This was sold by Gimbels, which closed in 1987 and was famous for having the largest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country.

This was, of course, made in the USA.

It is in excellent condition, with two minor flaws; a very, very small moth nibble on the top of one sleeve, as shown, and one of the buttons for the left cuff strap is missing; this could be easily replaced.

Asking just $45.

This is tagged 46. Measurements:

Chest: 26 1/2
Sleeve: 26 1/2
Shoulder: 20 1/2
Length: 35 1/2

5) VINTAGE 1960s Herringbone Tweed Topcoat

This is lovely! Although this lacks any identifying labels, this coat was clearly Made in the USA sometime in the 1960s; it has a classic 1950s/1960s cut, with wonderfully high, narrow lapels and a sleek silhouette. The colouring of the tweed is also classically late 1950s 1960s, being a herringbone in dark brown and black; the sort of muted color combination that was typical of the mid-century.

This coat has a classic three button front with a concealed placket to ensure a sleek silhouette. It is fully lined, and appears to be half-canvassed. It has a single center vent and two button cuffs. The two slash front pockets can either be used to reach through the coat to your jacket pocket, or else used as deep pockets in their own right.

This coat has no damage of any sort, but I'm conservative in rating vintage pieces, so this is in Very Good/Excellent condition. As such, it's a steal at just $45, or offer.


Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Length: 39

6) VINTAGE Abercrombie & Fitch Suede Safari Jacket.


This is NOT from the current teenager-mall iteration of Abercrombie & Fitch; this is from the OLD SCHOOL version of Abercrombie & Fitch (i.e., before 1977, when it filed for bankruptcy) that was a very serious outfitting store--it was Abercrombie & Fitch that sold Hemingway the gun that he used to kill himself, although I'm not sure that that's a selling point! It does illustrate, however, that in its previous life A&F was a very serious store indeed, producing first-rate clothing for safaris and other rugged outdoor sports.

This safari jacket is no exception. Cut from lovely honey-toned suede this features four patch flapped pockets on the front; the two lower pockets are bellows pockets, while the two top pockets have reverse pleats for expansion. Each of the pockets is secured by a button. The front is fastened by six large buttons, as well as a belt that is secured by D-rings. The cuffs are secured by buttons also; the sleeves feature lapped seams. The jacket is unvented, and fully lined. It carries the classic green-on-black old-school Abercrombie & Fitch label.

This jacket is in Good/Very Good condition. The suede is still nice and supple, but it has the usual scuffs and marks that suede always collects. There is a slight hole by one of the front buttons as shown; this can't be seen when worn. One of the loops for the belt is starting to become detached, and could use some attention.

This is the sort of jacket that Hemingway would have worn, sold by a retailer he patronized--how far has the A&F name fallen!

Asking just $49, or offer--a steal for this jacket!


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 24 1/2
Shoulder: 19 1/4
Length: 30

7) WONDERFUL VINTAGE Dunn & Co. Tweed topcoat in West of England cloth

Dunn & Co. of England are among the stalwart makers of tweed clothing; their heyday was in the 1950s and 1960s, when their heavyweight tweed offerings became justly recognized as reprsenting superb value for money as well as evincing a particular form of British country style. So well known were they for their tweeds that no American academic visiting England could return without having bought at least one Dunn tweed jacket or coat!

This classic topcoat shows why Dunn were so well known. Dating from the 1960s judging by the classic vibrant 1960s lining and the muter earth tones of the tweed itself, this wonderful coat is cut from extremely hard-wearing and classic West of England tweed. The colourway and patterning f the tweed is wonderful, being a classic shepherd's check in tones of moss, light tan, and golden bracken.

It also has a lovely vintage Dunn & Co label, noting that they cater to clients in both London *and "the provinces"! :)

The coat features raglan sleeves for ease of movement, a three button front closure, and deep slash handwarmer pockets. It appears to be half-canvassed, and is fully lined. As is often the case with British coats it eschews buttons on the cuffs as unnecessary; it has a single centre vent. The lining is wonderfully 1960s... But, alas, it has multiple frays. These should be patched, but this would be an easy and cheap job. (Or you could have the lining replaced, but why would you want to lose it?) Given this, this coat is in very Good condition only--the tweed itself is in excellent condition--and so this is just $45, or offer.


Chest: 21
Sleeve: 35 1/2 (+2 1/4) (Measured like a shirt)
Shoulder: NA--raglan sleeves.
Length: 41

8) Brooks Brothers Leather Jacket

Although this was sold by the current iteration of Brooks Brothers "346" line this is a very nice jacket indeed! It's cut from lovely soft leather that I suspect is lambskin. This has two deep handwarmer pockets on the exterior, and a deep zipped security pocket on the interior. It has a zip-in liner (made from polyester and rayon), and all of the zips move fluidly; they are all YKK. The cuffs are secured by snaps. This jacket does have some surface scuffs and flaws, as shown, and the linings of both of the handwarmer pockets need repair--unless you're just going to use them as handwarmer pockets, in which case the lining tears can be ignored! The cuffs also have minor rubbing at the hems.

This jacket is in Good, wearable condition--a perfect beater jacket that's lovely and comfortable!

Asking just $35, or offer.

Sized XL. Measurements:

Chest: 26
Sleeve: 26 1/4
Shoulder: 21 1/2
Length: 28 1/2

9) 38S Classic Grey Herringbone Tweed Topcoat

This is a lovely, classic, grey herringbone tweed topcoat! It has a standard three button closure, three button pockets, and a single center vent. It is subtly darted to give it a sleek silhouette, and features four very deep interior pockets, so all of your items will be very secure! Very well made in Czechoslovakia--which dates it, as that country no longer exists!--this is in absolutely excellent condition. Indeed, since it contains both its original inspection tag as well as the original spare swatch of cloth for use if any repairs are needed, and the original two spare buttons, I would venture to guess that this was worn rarely, if at all.

Asking just $35, or offer.

Tagged 38S. Measures

Chest: 20
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+1 1/4)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 40 1/2

10) MADE IN ITALY Waxed Cotton Jacket

Just to break up the parade of topcoats and overcoats, here's something completely different--a Made in Italy waxed cotton coat! Made by "Island Jackets" and billed as being for extreme cold weather protection (something that I am doubtful is true), this is a lovely jacket that's rather a cross between a Barbour and a LL bean Field Jacket. The waxed cotton outer shell is 94% cotton and 5% resin, which no doubt makes for a shell that is more water resistant than those of Barbour--although this is rather "crinkly" as a result.

The jacket features deep lamb chop pockets, like a Bean Field jacket, which are located just above the deep expandable flapped pockets on the front. This jacket features a right-hand shooting patch on the shoulder, a corduroy collar, and a twin vent; this can be fastened shut with snaps. The cuffs can be buttoned shut. The interior is quilted, and features a deep zippered security pocket. The throat features a fully functional throat latch.

This jacket does have a few minor flaws, which add to its character. It has some minor scuffs and staining, especially around the bellows pockets and near the cuffs, and it has a small snag hole near the right hand cuff. At first I also thought that it was missing a button from each of the bellows pockets flaps, but close inspection reveals that it only came with one button each side, despite having two buttonholes! As such, this jacket is in Very Good condition, and so it priced very reasonably at just $32, or offer.

Tagged 56 (US 46), this measures:

Chest: 26 1/4
Sleeve: 25 1/8
Shoulder: 22
Length: 32 1/2

11) Brooks Brothers Formal Chesterfield Topcoat. (ALMOST NWT!)

The Chesterfield is an iconic topcoat. A classic wardrobe staple from the 1920s to today, the Chesterfield is characterised by its lack of darting; a characteristic that it now shares with many other types of topcoats, but which was highly innovative when it was first designed in the mid C19th as a reaction to the highly shaped coats that were then in vogue.

This example is an absolute beauty! Made by Brooks Brothers, this is cut from solid dark charcoal woolen cloth--the most formal of cloths for a Chesterfield. The wool is extremely soft and luxurious, giving this coat a beautiful hand and drape--indeed, so soft is this that it could pass as cashmere. The cloth is perfectly complemented by the beautiful velvet collar, which together with the classic peak lapels provides an air of aristocratic elegance to the wearer, even if this is casually slung over an Aran sweater and a pair of jeans.

The coat is fully lined and fully canvassed, and has a single center vent. The two front pockets are both deep and secure, and the right-hand one features an interior change pocket.

With the exception of a tiny rub on the velvet collar on the left-hand side--something you'd likely not notice unless it was pointed out--this coat is in absolutely excellent condition. Indeed, it comes complete with its original cardboard sleeve tag, included in the interior pocket--which indicates that this coat was worn very sparingly, if at all.

Union Made in the USA, and likely dating from the late 1980s to early 1990s, judging by the script on the sleeve tag, this is a wonderful, classic piece of clothing, at a steal at just $95, or offer.

Tagged 42R, this measures:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 26 1/2
Shoulder: 19
Length: 43 1/2

12) GORGEOUS Vintage BURBERRY Tweed Overcoat!


This is absolutely wonderful--although I must confess that I have a serious weakness for these vintage Burberry tweed overcoats, as every single one that I've seen has been incredibly sturdy and beautifully tailored from very, very serious tweed.... The Platonic Form of the tweed overcoat!

This is no exception. Cut from a wonderfully thick, heavy, and warm heavyweight tweed in a classic vintage colourway of black and brown herringbone this coat is cut with raglan sleeves for ease of movement. This has a four button fastening in the front, and demi-peak lapels, as is appropriate for a heavy tweed overcoat. This is half-lined--showing off the superb construction that would otherwise be hidden by the lining--and features a single center vent. The seams along the arms and down the center of the back are thickly lapped. The cuffs feature adjustable straps to secure your wrists against the wind; all of the original buttons on the cuffs and the straps are intact. The coat features two very well designed slash pockets on the front; these are designed so that you can either use them as deep handwarmer pockets, or else reach through them to access the pockets of any jacket that you might be wearing underneath. Both of the original buttons to fasten these pockets closed are intact.

This coat also features a lovely vintage Burberry label, with the order handwritten on it!

It does have a couple of minor issues. First, there is some minor fraying to the interior leading edge of the left-hand pocket; this does not affect wear and cannot be seen when worn. The lining has been repaired professionally in the shoulder, and there is a small weave fault on the collar--likely there from new--and a tiny snag by the hem, as shown. There is also some wear to the leading edges of the cuffs, as shown. Given these issues this glorious coat is in Very Good condition, and so is an absolute BARGAIN at just $70, or offer... This really is a steal for a coat of this quality!

Hand tagged 38R, this measures:

Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 36 (+3) (Measured like a shirt)
Shoulder: NA--raglan sleeves.
Length: 46

13) LOVELY and CHARMING Loden-esque coat with quilted lining!

This is a lovely and charming coat! There is no fabric content listed, but this is clearly wool, in a lovely heathery forest green. The coat fastens with oversize leather-covered, metal shanked buttons; these are repeated for ornamental purposes on the cuffs. The coat has a full quilted lining, making it both ease to get on and off, and lovely and warm. It has two deep hand warmer pockets on the front, and a twin vent. It has lapped seams down the sleeves.

There's something very, very appealing about this garment--if it fit me it wouldn't be here! I hope it finds a good home, as it's utterly charming. It does have one issue; it's missing the bottom button on the front, and the area where this as secured to the placket has undergone a small repair. Because of this, this coat is in Good/Very Good condition.

Asking just $35, or offer, just to find it an appreciative home!


Chest: 23 1/4
Sleeve: 25 3/4
Shoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 34 1/2


Not surprisingly, the Polo coat owes its name to the camelhair coats worn by Polo players between chukkas.... and as such it was originally an English, rather than an American, garment. But the English Polo had only a distant resemblance to what would quickly become an American style icon. They often lacked any form of buttoning, closing only with a belt, and were essentially glorified bathrobes..... which was fine for their original purpose of being casually tossed over the shoulders of unmounted players.

(Polos were also originally called "Wait Coats", as they were worn only while waiting.)

During the Edwardian era polo became popular with the East Coast establishment, and the polo coat quickly became popular with spectators and players alike. Guided by WASP frugality the original wrap coat was quickly improved to be a more useful garment, acquiring buttons, deep patch pockets, and the oversized Ulster collar, while retaining the functional half-belt at the back, and often shedding the original belt.

The American Polo Coat was born.

But being produced is one thing; becoming a style icon is quite another. The Polo was not long in securing this status. Its practicality and swagger was quickly noticed by the young men at Ivy colleges whose friends and cousins were associated with the polo set, and within a few years it became the coat of choice for the stylish Roaring Twenties, along with Stutz Bearcats, bootleg liquor, and--for the truly wealthy and adventurous--barnstormer biplanes sold off cheaply after the Great War. Indeed, at the 1929 Yale-Princeton game many noted that the Polo had supplanted the Raccoon coat among the Ivy set... and raccoons everywhere rejoiced.*

By the 1950s, alas, the Polo was in decline, supplanted by the double-breasted trenchcoat made popular by its Second War utility and style. It enjoyed a brief popular resurgence in the 1980s with its fascination with the romance and style of the 1920s and 1930s. Yet that it has declined in general popularity by no means detracts from its iconic status, and the Polo has since its inception always warranted a place in every well-dressed man's wardrobe.

Indeed, so classic is the Polo that a lovely example from 1915 (by Brooks Brothers) is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

And if you want one, they're available.... Brooks still stocks them, so does J. Press, Ben Silver, and O'Connell's, who'll be happy to sell you one for $1,400.

Or you could buy this!

Made by Taglianetti, this is a classic double-breasted Polo coat in the classic camelhair colour--please note, though, that I believe that this is a wool coat, although the fabric is not listed. It has a classic six button front, oversize collar, and two flapped patch pockets. It has the classic half-belt, and a horizontal lapped seam across the back providing a cape effect. The back also features a box pleat for ease of movement, and a deep single vent. The coat is fully lined, and appears to be half-canvassed.

It does have a couple of minor issues; there are two tiny moth nibbles, as shown, but these are hard to spot and could be ignored. There is a tiny amount of loose stitching at the top of the vent in the lining; this is an easy fix, or else could be ignored. And there is wear to one of the buttonholes.

Overall, then, this is in Very Good/Excellent condition. Asking just $65, or offer.

Tagged 40--and this is repeated on the original paper tag affixed to the interior of the half-belt--this measures:

Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 27 (+2)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 42 1/2

15) MADE IN ENGLAND Double Breasted "British Warm" Overcoat


This is absolutely wonderful--and in absolutely beautiful condition! Made in England, this is cut from cloth that is a blend of Cashmere, Wool, and "Other Fibres"--judging by the softness of the fabric this is likely to be a very small percentage of other fibres, likely added to provide strength and to guard against pilling, which even cashmere blends can be prone to.

Cut as a classic "British Warm" overcoat this is double-breasted, and has peak lapels--as you'd expect. It features three button finished cuffs, and a single centre vent. It has two deep front pockets, and is fully lined in satin. It appears to be half-canvassed. The heft of this coat is lovely--this is a seriously warm, and seriously elegant, overcoat! It is in absolutely beautiful condition.

Asking just $75, or offer.

Tagged 44R, this measures

Chest: 23
Sleeve: 26 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 20
Length: 45 1/2

16) Paul Stuart Tweed Double Breasted Overcoat

This is wonderful! Cut from classic grey herringbone tweed, this beautiful coat by Paul Stuart is double breasted with peak lapels. It has four button cuffs, is fully canvassed, and fully lined. It has a chain handtag, that is intact, and a single centre vent. It also features a very deep interior game pocket--oddly, for a coat of this degree of formality--as well as the more usual interior pockets for your wallet. This coat was Made in Canada.

It does have some fraying at the bottom of the lining, as shown; it has also had a small repair done to the lining to reinforce the area where the interior button is located. Given these minor flaws, this is in Very Good condition, and so it is a bargain at just $50, or offer.

Tagged a 40L, this measures:

Chest: 20 3/4
Sleeve: 26 1/4 (+1 1/)
Shoulder: 18
Length; 45 1/2

17) WONDERFUL MADE IN ENGLAND Classic Grey Herringbone Topcoat in West of England Cloth!

This is lovely! A classic single-breasted topcoat cut from classic grey herringbone West of England cloth, loomed in Oxfordshire (which is in the east of England...), this was Made in England for Saks of Fifth Avenue. It has a three button closure and standard notch lapels, three button cuffs, and a single center vent. It is half-canvassed, and fully lined. This is a lovely, classic coat!

It has a couple of minor mars, however. There is some minor sag to the top of the interior breast pocket; this doesn't affect function, and can't be seen when worn. There are also three very small snag holes by the left hem at the bottom; these could either be rewoven, or else simply darned--or ignored!

Given these issues, this is in Good/Very Good condtion, and so it a bargain at just $45, or offer!


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 27 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 46



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