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Discussion in '2011-2017 Classic Menswear' started by tweedydon, Jan 12, 2013.

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  1. tweedydon

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    I have full provenance on both of these coats, which were formerly the property of a former owner on the Philadelphia Phillies--Alexander Buck, a man known in the profession and around Princeton for being exceptionally well-dressed! So, if you're a Phillies fan, this represents a rare opportunity to acquire a piece of Philly memorabilia.... and if you're a trad. or Ivy fan, this represents a rare opportunity to acquire a clothing grail!

    As always, both of these wonderful coats have FREE SHIPPING IN THE CONUS; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.

    And also as always, OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

    Please PM with interest and offers!

    1) Brooks Brothers Polo Coat.


    The quintessential Ivy coat, the Brooks Brothers Polo coat ranks with the Burberry trench and Filson Double Mackinaw as being a major icon of trad. outerwear. And this one is beautiful!

    Cut from beautiful, rich, honey-coloured cloth (the traditional colour for Polo coats) which is wonderfully thick and luxurious and has a wonderful hand and drape, this beautiful coat has all of the features that you'd expect from this trad. icon--fully canvassed, half-belted back, double breasted, peak lapels, patch pockets with swelled seams, double-stitched, swelled seams on the shoulders, sleeves, and centre back, a single hook vent, some pick stitching throughout, and a half-lining. It is, of course, absolutely beautifully cut, and was Union made in the USA.

    And, of course, this was formerly the property of the owner of the Philadelphia Phillies--giving it just that extra cachet and historical interest!

    This coat shows minor signs of wear throughout, as you'd expect for a piece this age, and it has one tiny minor moth nibble on the back. It looks just as through you'd had it a year and worn it during that time, and so it's in Very Good condition. A benefit, I think, as this is clearly a coat to be worn and enjoyed, not babied or treated as a museum piece!

    Given its provenance, beauty, and that it's a true trad Grail, and one with a great baseball connection, how about just $145, OR OFFER, boxed and shipped in CONUS?


    Chest: 23
    Sleeve: 27 (+2)
    Shoulder: 18
    Length: 42 1/2




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    2) GRAIL! Langrock of Princeton raincoat.

    Langrock was THE Ivy clothiers of Princeton, overshadowing even Hilton and The English Shop. It's now gone, and its suits, jackets, ties, and coats are becoming scarcer each year.

    This coat is a classic single-breasted raincoat. There's no fabric content listed, but it appears to be gabardine. It has lapped seams throughout, and a singe hook vent. All of its original buttons are intact, and it is fully lined.

    This was formerly the property of Alexander Buck, and he wore it often--so you might well see it in replays or pictures of old Phillies games! It even still has his nametag in the collar! :)

    The good news is that this is a Langrock, owned by Buck, and a trad. classic. The not so good news is taht owing to his extensive wear of it this coat is only in Acceptable condition. It has damage to the lining, as shown, although this would be an easy fix. It also have fraying at the cuffs and teh hem, which could be repaired with the addition of leather strips--again, an easy fix. And it is generally rumpled, and could use a dry clean. There are, though, no stains or odours, and with a little TLC this would be a wonderful, useable coat!

    Owing to its condition, asking just $35, or offer, to allow for restoration costs!


    Chest: 23
    Sleeve: Raglan, so measured like a shirt: c. 38 (+2 1/2)
    Shoulder: NA as raglan sleeve.
    Length: 46




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