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I have several BEAUTIFUL tweed overcoats and topcoats to pass on today--including some wonderful Grail items!

As always, ALL ITEMS INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING IN THE CONUS; International inquires are welcome, with shipping at cost.


Please PM with interest and offers!​

1) Classic Ivy Overcoat in herringbone tweed

This is absolutely lovely! Cut from heavyweight tweed in a classic grey herringbone, this coat is half-canvassed and fully lined. It features two deep, flapped, front pockets, three button cuffs, and a single centre vent. Styled in Great Britain, this will last for decades with proper care. It's in excellent condition.

Asking just $60 > 55 > 49, or offer.


Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 28 (+1)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 47 3/4

2) GRAIL!! Absolutely STUNNING double breasted Irish tweed topcoat with "fur" collar and lining!

THIS IS GORGEOUS! I don't use the term "Grail" lightly, but this beauty deserves the name if anything does. First, its pedigree: This coat was originally sold by Joseph Keefe, The Sports Center of Haverford, PA--an utterly Ivy store that catered primarily to the families of the boys attending Haverford prep. school. And it's clear why they carried this coat=--from the classic, thick Irish herringbone tweed that it's cut from, to the beautiful, flowing cut of the coat, to the "fur" lining and 1920's style collar, this coat is simply perfect for lounging by your Stutz-Bearcat in '28, the Harvard-Yale game in '84, or for your son's lacrosse game in 2013. This really is an absolute Ivy classic, comparable to Brooks' Polo coat or Chesterfield--of which I will be listing examples tomorrow! :)

This coat is cut from thick irish tweed, which was mothproofed in 1972, by Simon's & Sons. The collar and lining appear not to be real fur (thank goodness!), but are nonetheless warm and cosy with none of the "plastic" feel that current synthetics have. (The synthetics places like Press, Langrock, and Brooks used when they first appeared in the 1960s were nothing like those available today--Langrock used to boast that its Dacron couldn't be distinguished from silk, and they weren't lying.) The coat is perfectly cut, with all the details you'd expect--deep flapped pockets--including a flap on the breast pocket!--two button cuffs (of course!) and a single centre vent. It appears to be fully canvassed, and is, of course, fully lined. There's even a buttonhole for your boutonniere in the collar!

This is a heavy coat, for cold days, and is absolutely perfect for long walks in the woods, long city walks in Boston, or walking the beach in winter with the lab. in Maine.

This coat is a vintage piece, but utterly wearable and robust--it's last for decades with reasonable care. It does have some flaws; then buttonholes need attention, but nothing urgent, and it's missing a front button, which could be easily replaced--especially as this is double-breasted. As such, this is conservatively in Very Good condition.

As such, this beauty is a steal at just $149 > 135 > 115--and it wouldn't be here if it was anywhere near my size!


Chest: 24 1/2
Sleeve: 28 (+2)
Shoulder: 20
Length: 44 3/4

3) CLASSIC! The English SHop of Princeton topcoat in Herringbone Tweed!


This is beautiful, and another Ivy classic! Made for The English SHop of Princeton--one of the Big Four Ivy shops in princeton, of which only Hilton's remains--this is an absolutely classic tweed topcoat. Cut from charcoal herringbone tweed, this is half-canvassed and fully lined. It features a concealed placket , a single centre vent, and a deep interior pocket. It was, of course, tailored in the USA. It's in excellent condition. If a classic charcoal herringbone tweed topcoat isn't in your wardrobe yet, this is a wonderful opportunity to add one!

Asking just $60, or offer.


Chest: 22 1/4
Sleeve: 23 3/4 (1 1/2)
Shoulder: 20
Length: 44

4) The Enfield Outercoat, for Browning of Fifth Avenue.


Beautiful! Made for Browning of Fifth AVenue--a store that competed for Trad customers with Wallach's--this Enfield Outercoat is cut from a lovely and unusual step pattern tweed in black, cream, and grey. It is half-canvassed and fully lined, and features fully functional buckles and straps at the cuffs so that you can protect your wrists and arms from chilly breezes. It has lapped seams on the shoulders, sleeves, and down the centre back, and features a single centre vent. It has raglan sleeves for ease of movement, and the two deep front slash pockets are lined with cotton drill, for both warmth and sturdiness. It is in excellent condition.

Asking just $65 > 55 > 49--far less than the going rate on eBay or Etsy for these classic coats!


Chest: 22 3/4
Sleeve: c. 34 (+1 1/2) (Measured like a shirt, as raglan sleeves)
Shoulder: NA
Length: 40 3/4

5) Pendleton Fur Collar Tweed Car Coat


A Fall Trad classic, this lovely car coat from Pendleton is cut from a lovely sturdy basketweave tweed. It features oversized leather-covered football buttons with metal shanks on the front closure for ease of use with cold hands, two deep slash front pockets that are lined in warm cotton drill, and a lovely 'fur" collar for warmth. It has a single centre vent, is fully lined, and also retains its original leather "Pendleton" coat loop at the neck. Apart from some minor pilling of the cotton drill inside the two slash pockets and what appear to be ink spots on the lining, as shown, this is in excellent condition.

Asking just $45, or offer.

Tagged a 44, this measures:

Chest: 24
Sleeve: 26 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 34 1/2

6) Kilgour, French, and Stanbury Classic Charcoal Herringbone Tweed Topcoat


An Ivy Classic! This is another beautiful example of that wardrobe staple, the charcoal herringbone tweed topcoat. As I mentioned above, if you don't have one, you should--versatile for both business and for more informal occasions, there's a reason that this coat has become an Ivy classic.

And this example is lovely.

From the Savile Row tailoring firm of Kilgour, French, and Stanbury, this beautiful coat has all of the features you want, and more besides. Cut from a classic charcoal herringbone tweed, this beautiful coat is half-canvassed and fully lined. It features a single center vent, and two deep front pockets, which are lined in cotton drill, for warmth and durability. Moreover, the right-hand pocket features a change pocket at the top of the drill, and both of them have a border strip of lining material leading from the top of the bottom to the cotton drill, for ease of access and minimization of friction. This also features a concealed placket, and three button cuffs. Apart from some minor piling to the cotton drill inside the pockets and some minor spotting to the lining on one quarter at the bottom, this is in excellent condition.

Asking just $79, or offer.


Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 43

7) BEAUTIFUL Lambswool Tweed Country Coat by Aquascutum. MADE IN ENGLAND.


This is absolutely beautiful! Cut from lambswool tweed, the colourway and patterning are utterly English; a lovely moss green base with forest green windowpane overcheck. The coat is beautifully cut, as you'd expect from the main competitor to Burberry, and is both half-canvassed and fully lined. The two front pockets are wonderfully made, being lined in cotton, as well as being attached to two similarly deep pockets on the interior. The coat has a single hook vent, and the raglan sleeves have ornamental straps instead of buttons, with wonderful pattern matching. This coat was made in England.

While at first sight this presents as being in Very Good condition, it does have some minor issues. There is a smudge mark on the lining in the shoulders, and there are perhaps ten very small snag holds throughout the back of the coat; the largest is shown. These cannot be seen unless you're looking for them, as they blend into the colorway and patterning, but they are there, and mean that this coat should be worn on casual occasions only--as you would anyway, with a country coat!

Given these flaws, this coat is in Good condition, and hence only $35, or offer.


Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: c. 35 1/2 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: NA
Length: 40 1/4

8) CLASSIC Pendleton Herringbone Tweed Topcoat

Another classic herringbone tweed topcoat, this one in a lighter grey, and from Pendleton! This is a beautiful coat; cut from a grey herringbone tweed with the occasional vertical stripe of pumpkin orange running through it, this is similar to classic Harris tweed colouring and patterning. The coat features a full lining, a single centre vent, a concealed placket, and three button cuffs. The two front pockets are deep and lined in cotton drill; the right-hand side pocket has a change pocket inside, also. The breast pocket is still basted shut. It was Union Made in the USA. This coat is in excellent condition!

Asking just $60 > 55 > 49 , or offer.


Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 27 1/2 (+0)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 43 1/2

9) THE WINTER CLASSIC! A Harris Tweed herringbone overcoat!


This is lovely! Cut from Harris tweed in a large bold cream and charcoal herringbone, this is a classic Ivy winter coat. It's half-lined, and has two deep slash front pockets. The raglan sleeves feature adjustable strap and button fastenings at the cuff. This has a standard front button fastening, and teh sleeves and shoulders feature lapped seams. The collar is lovely and elegant!

This coat could use a dry clean to freshen it up, and it's clearly been well-loved. There's also a small snag by the fastener on one of the cuffs. Given this, I would say that it's in Good condition, and could easily give many years of service as a weekend knockabout coat. As such, this is a great deal at just $28, shipped in CONUS.


Chest: 23
Sleeve: c. 35 1/4 (+2)
Shoulder: NA
Length: 40 1/2

10) Tweed Car Coat for The English Shop of Princeton by Dorward Coats!


This is lovely--although it has seen better days! Dorward Coats made very sturdy and very British coats for the gentry and the hunting, shooting, fishing crowd in the Scottish lowlands, and their offerings often appeared in Fortnum and Mason's, Harrods (when that meant something), and the windows of shops in Scotland and the United States that dealt in real tweeds, had a Sloane (UK) or Trad (US) customer base, and offered Good Value for Money--like The English Shop of Princeton, for whom this was made.

This coat is a classic example of a Dorward offering. Cut from a lovely moss-green herringbone tweed with a very subtle bracken overcheck, this isn't made from Harris or Keepers' tweed, but Gala Forest Shieling tweed, from the Scots Borders. This is dense, heavy, sturdy, and as water resistant as tweed gets--lovely! The coat is then lined in faux-fur--warm, and old enough to be without the synthetic feel of its modern equivalent. It features a collar of the same material. It features strap-adjustable cuffs, and slant pockets lined in cotton drill. It also features a triple row of reinforcing stitching at the hem--a feature I've only sen on Dorward coats or Loden coats.

This was Made in Scotland.

This could do with a dry clean to freshen it up. The button holes, while working, need attention--this is an easy fix. There are also two very small and hardly noticeable snag on the top right shoulder, no doubt from wire at some point. And a few stitches need to be added in to the lining in the right cuff to re-attach it--no tears, and an easy fix. This coat is thus in Good condition--utterly wearable as is, but it could use some attention.

As such, this is a steal at just $28.


Chest: 24 (This fits smaller owing to the thick liner and tweed; I would say this is around a 38 or a 40.)
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 20
Length: 36

11) BEAUTIFUL and RARE Shepard's Check Topcoat


This is a lovely and rare Shepard's Check topcoat! Cut from lighter-weight wool, this lovely coat was Union made in the USA by GGG Clothes, one of the largest clothing manufacturers in the USA for a while, which was based in Brooklyn, NY. This coat dates from prior to the takeover, when the GGG label become known as a mall brand. This coat is NOT a mall brand coat, but dates from when GGG was making solid American clothing. It features ornamental cuff straps with single buttons, twin vents, and a lovely patterning and colourway. It is half-lined. The two front pockets are very deep. This is in excellent condition!

Asking just $45, or offer.


Chest: 23 1/2
Sleeve: 25 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 38 3/4

12) MADE IN THE USA LOVELY and SUBSTANTIAL tweed overcoat!

Thick, sturdy, warm, and substantial, this is a tweed overcoat as they were meant to be! Fully lined, and with a single centre vent, this has two button cuffs, is cut from a classic and masculine nailhead tweed, and will be sure to keep you warm on the coldest of nights! This was distributed by Harry Rothman of Fifth Avenue, and was Union Made in the USA!

This is in excellent condition.

Asking just $55 > 49 > 42, or offer.


Chest: 24 1/4
Sleeve: 28 1/2 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 47 1/2



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Nov 4, 2013
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Hi there,

Somehow I can't PM you but I'm interested in that faux fur DB Irish tweed topcoat you have listed. Could you send me a PM and maybe I'll have better luck being able to respond? Thanks a lot.
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