It never hurts to have a traditional and basic style coat and this early1960s navy and white Houndstooth British Sportswear wool coat sold under the Best & Co. label will certainly fulfill your needs. This lovely wool material is labeled as a “Country Plaid” woven in Scotland and tailored in the U. S. A. exclusively for Best & Co. Fifth Avenue. Long sleeves with no turned up cuffs, notched collar and V-Neckline and a patch pocket with flap on each side of the front of the coat, give this the style of coat that suits that easy going lifestyle of today while affording timeless fashion. The front closes with three round navy blue plastic buttons. The inside of this coat is fully lined with navy blue rayon crepe material and even the pockets are lined with the same. The pocket on the right side of the coat has a little extra inner security pocket. There is an attractive top stitched seam down the center of the back of this smart vintage coat. This coat is not bulky as some wool coats can be, but instead it has a wonderful drape to the wool material that will make it nice and warm, but at the same time, comfortable to wear!

Condition: Very Good

The outside of this coat has no issues to mention. The wool is in excellent condition. But, on the inside lining there are some spots where the navy blue rayon crepe has slightly discolored. These areas are mostly in the area of the label on the back of the coat and in the left sleeve shoulder area. Let me reiterate, these areas of fading or discoloration are slight and won’t be seen when being worn. The Best & Co. label has lost some of it’s stitches.

Label: Best & Co. Fifth Avenue, British Sportswear

Country Plaid, Woven in Scotland, Tailored in U. S. A., Exclusive With Best & Co.

There is an International Ladies Garment Workers Union Label sewn into an inner seam. The number on this label is: 554734

Size: None Present

This coat by today’s standards is very close to Size 8, but as always, I encourage you to refer to the Measurements section below to insure a proper fit.


Taken with coat buttoned and laid out flat.

Bust: 41”

Hip: 42”

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15”

Inner Sleeve: 14 ½”

Outer Sleeve Measured from Shoulder Seam to Cuff: 22”

Circumference of Wrist Opening: 13”

Shoulder to Bottom Hemline: 39”

Total Sweep of Bottom Hemline: 53”

This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).

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Vintage 1960s Best and Co Coat British Sportswear Navy and White Wool


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