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TRAD/IVY Raincoats and Topcoats! GORGEOUS Brooks Bros. Trenchcoat, 2 BB Balmacaans in cotton and woo

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I have several more lovely coats to pass on today--to start, here are a few classic raincoats and topcoats!

As always, I OFFER FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING WITHIN THE CONUS; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost!


Please PM with interest and offers!

1) 44 MADE IN THE USA BEAUTIFUL Brooks Brothers Raincoat with wool liner!


This is lovely, and is an absolute classic Trad raincoat. I believe that this is all cotton (I think it's tagged as such somewhere!) except for the removeable liner, which is all wool. As such, this is already an extremely desirable coat, since most trenchcoats and balmacaans are poly-cotton, including most from Burberry. (Indeed, poly-cotton is now acceptable for raincoats, in a way it's not for shirts!) In addition to its desirable fabric content this coat also features a removeable wool liner, as mentioned, and Brooks Brothers plaid lining in the body of the coat itself. This also has lapped seams on the shoulders, raglan sleeves, and down the centre back, and a centre hook vent. It has two deep front slash pockets, and an interior zippered security pocket--which in my view makes this a more useful coat that Burberry's, since they lack this very useful feature. This pocket is lined in Brooks' check. The sleeves are finished with ornamental straps and buttons. This coat also features a concealed placket.

This coat is in excellent condition, with three minor flaws: There is some minor pilling to the interior lining (not the wool liner), there's a small smudge on the collar (as shown), and one of the ornamental straps on the sleeves is missing a button. This is a very easy fix, however, since this coat still has both its spare buttons included! :)


Asking just $75, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS.

Tagged a 44, this measures:

Chest: 25
Sleeve: c. 35
Shoulder: NA
Length: 44

2) c. 44, 46 MADE IN ENGLAND Classic 1960s Brooks Brothers WOOL GABARDINE Balmacaan raincoat!

This is wonderful! A classic 1960s balmacaan raincoat from Brooks Brothers, this is cut from the quintessential Ivy League Golden-Era fabric, wool gabardine! This coat was Made in England, and dates from the time when Brooks was using the block white letters on its labels. It features a concealed placket, lapped seams on the shoulders, flanks, raglan sleeves, and down the centre back, and a single centre hook vent. It is fully lined.

It does have some minor repairable issues. The lining needs some re-stitching at the shoulders, it could use a dry clean to freshen it up, and it's missing two front buttons; I'll include a set of non-original replacements for these, though. There is also some minor spotting on the front, which I only just noticed--so this is very hard to see! As such, this is in Good condition, and with soem minor TLC will give you good service for decades to come!

Asking just $25, or offer.


Chest: 26
Sleeve: c. 37 1/2
Shoulders: NA
Length: 43 1/2

3) 40L Brooks Brothers trenchcoat.


Another Trad classic! This is cut from Brooks Brothers "Poplin Weave" fabric, which is 65/35 poly/cotton, for wrinkle resistance and durability. It features Brooks Brothers' plaid lining in the body of the coat, as well as inside the interior zippered security pocket--a feature that Burberry coats lack, to their detriment. This has a gun flap, adjustable straps at the cuffs, its original belt, and a fully functional metal hook and eye throat latch system for protection against the elements. It has two deep slash front pockets and epaulettes, and raglan sleeves for ease of movement. It originally came with a zip-in liner, which is now absent, but could be easily replaced at Brooks if you so wish. There is also a small hole in one of the pockets at the end--an easy fix, especially since it won't be seen by anyone! :) And two of the buttonholes could use re-stitching, as shown, but are fully useable as they are.

This coat comes complete with its original two spare buttons.

Overall, this is in Very Good condition, and is a steal at just $45, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS.

Tagged a 40L, this measures:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: c. 35
Shoulder: NA
Length: 46

4) Hart, Schaffner, Marx Shadow Plaid Topcoat

This is a lovely coat! Although there is no fabric content listed, this is clearly wool, and possibly gabardine, judging by the feel of it. It's certainly a lovely pattern and colourway, being a beautiful and versatile shadowplaid in dark warm browns and blacks. This appears to be fully canvassed, and was certainly Union Made in the USA. It is fully lined, and features two deep front pockets. It has raglan sleeves for ease of movement. It does have one small flaw, a small snag on the top right quarter near the shoulder, and so this is in Very Good condition.

As such, I'm asking just $29, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS.


Chest: 23
Sleeve: c. 36
Shoulder: NA
Length: 41



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