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ANOTHER MAJOR DROP! MADE IN ENGLAND, 100% COTTON, Aquascutum Trenchcoat, size 42L. OFFERS VERY WELCO

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Few Aquascutum coats are Made in England now, a trend their rival Burberry has also succumbed to, and fewer still are the highly-desirable 100% cotton... and this is both! Moreover, this has all of the bells and whistles that you'd want in a trench, while cut without a gunflap--bad news for purists or followers of Bogart, perhaps, but good news for persons who want their trenches to be more functional in a modern setting, and so prefer them to lack the bulk that that flap can give.

This classic doublebreasted coat has the backcape covering the shoulders, the quadruple stitched belt complete with D-rings for maps and other useful items for trench warfare, the lambchop throat latch concealed under the collar--this latch is, by the way, fully adjustable with buttons--adjustable cuffs, and leather covered buckles at cuff and belt. It also has raglan sleeves, epaulettes, and a single vent that's closed with a button (still firmly attached!)

This coat is fully lined in cotton with the signature Aquascutum lining, and has interior pockets for maps--or receipts, newspapers, and paper change! The two slash pockets are lined in thick cotton, and have a feature that Burberry coats lack, and that I have only seen on a Turnbull & Asser trench that passed through my hands some time ago--buttons on the flaps hat allow the pockets to be opened wider for easier access.

This is terrific, practical coat, that's perfect for Spring!

It does, however, have a few issues. First, and worst, the belt buckle, while attached, is broken, and so should be replaced. (Or else ignored, if you don't belt your trench!) The cuffs are starting to fray slightly--a standard problem with cotton trenchcoats--as is the hem. There are also several scuffs and blemishes from wear throughout, especially near the hem and over the shoulders--but these will very likely come out with dry cleaning.

Given these issues, then, this coat is in Good/Very Good condition, and, as such, rather than asking in excess of $250--a low price for an all-cotton made in England trench from either Burberry or Aquascutum--how about $70 > 60 > 45 > 40, OR LOWER OFFER, boxed and shipped in CONUS? You could replace the buckle for around $20 or less, have it dry cleaned, and you'll have a superb coat for under a hundred! :)

Tagged a 42L, this measures:

Chest: 24
Sleeve (underarm to hem): 19 1/4
Length (BOC): 46





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