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J Press Chesterfield - 1930

AlanC

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I received a message from an SF member last week asking if I would be interested in a purchase, a very special one. A J Press Chesterfield was sitting in the back of a closet and needed a home. The price: not cheap. But I knew I would never have a chance to buy another one, because there likely isn't another one.

Yes, you can buy a J Press Chesterfield this season, but this J Press Chesterfield is from 1930, and is in perfect, immaculate condition. The fit is perfect.

This had extra appeal to me for another reason. The first time I visited my friend, and forum legend, Ken Pollock, he showed me his 1946 J Press overcoat. Since then I have wanted something like it.

So I give you my "new" coat, the McCune J Press Chesterfield. It turned 80 years old this past Monday, the day it was shipped to me.















 

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Wow - Spectacular!

Vintage items like this are infinately more interesting to me than something found at Nordstrom, et. al.
 

Parker

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Very nice, Alan.
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
Fascinating. Nice find.


- B


Originally Posted by Parker
Very nice, Alan.

+1

Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
That's quite a coat, Alan. Congrats on the acquisition. I once had a 1930s Chesterfield, and it looked almost identical to that, except that it had peak lapels.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=19700


Damn, where the hell was I on August 21st, 2006, 10:08 PM?


Great coat and a very nice gesture VG! Wonder how that worked out for Doc...
 

dmac

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Beautiful coat. Nice pick up.
 

A Canuker

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That is truelly a yummy coat. Nice score.
 

mlongano

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Beautiful...congratulations!

It makes one wonder how long a coat or suit can possibly last.
 

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Harold falcon

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Awesome.
 

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