- May 10, 2005
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I couldn't resist this coat I found and ordered it. I already have two Bals, but my main winter one is very flashy. Seller claimed it is from the '40s or '50s.
I wanted one for days where I blend into the background, and this fit the bill. No idea on warmth, but I'm sure I could layer up heavily underneath. That mottled charcoal texture is one I haven't seen before and it sang to me.
It reminds me of some of the coats in this illustration
Yeah I'm no expert either, no idea on the age.That's the fun thing with vintage coats, unusual patterns and textures (and exotically named fabric blends). Good chance it'll be plenty warm on its own if it's that old, at a glance it looks more 50s/60s than 40s but I'm no expert.
Yup, it has that vibe. It is also RAF blue. No belt and rolled labels give it some softness.
I don't think it's some huge deal, but for sure undarted (for the reasons already mentioned).How do people feel about darted vs undarted polo coats?
For example, some darted polo coats:
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And some undarted polo coats:
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