This is a vintage men's coat made of Harris Tweed cloth. The coat is made in a quasi-military style with six leather buttons arranged in a double-breasted style down the front, medium width pointy lapels, epaulets at the shoulders, flapped pocket at either side and an 18" kick pleat at the back. The coat is fully lined in viscose.
Label: Harris Tweed Handwoven Pure Scottish Wool. The official definition of Harris Tweed as set in British law is:
"Harris Tweed means a tweed which has been hand woven by the islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides, finished in the islands of Harris, Lewis, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra and their several purtenances (The Outer Hebrides) and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides." (courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)
Tailor's Label: Hammersley Made in England
Color: Light brown and gray woven tone
Material: Wool Tweed
Sizing: No size is indicated, so it should fit a man that fits a US size 38/40 - in any case, please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the thickness of the tweed into account:
Shoulders: 18 1/2" across seam-to-seam
Sleeves: 27 1/2" long
Sleeve Inseam: 18" long
Chest: 44" around, taken under the arms
Waist: 40" around
Hips: 44" around
Overall length: 45"
Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors - this coat is very clean and looks like it saw little use and was well cared for over the years.
Proud Member of the VFG – Vintage Fashion Guild
Harris Tweed coats are classic and will last a lifetime if well cared for - Harris Tweed is a very robust fabric.....great coat in a classic 70s military style.....
Item ID: RL-poppy714
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