This late 1950s early 1960s tweed wool (in neutral shades of gray, tan and light taupe) trench style coat made by Pendleton is beautifully detailed and exhibits the wonderful quality that this famous woolen mill is so known for. The coat has a notched collar with a single leather knot button for closure at the neckline and a belted waist. There are slash pockets on each side of the front of the coat and they are flannel lined. The coat is belted at the waist with a wool belt that has a leather covered belt buckle. Each sleeve at the cuff has an adjustable strap with the same leather buckle detail. There is a center back vent that buttons with 3 small round plastic buttons. Ragland sleeves with no shoulder padding and yoke detail on both the front and back of this fine coat. The coat closes at the front with 4 leather knot buttons and has nicely finishes button holes. Finally, this coat is fully lined in gray satin. This coat exemplifies the classic style of garments made under the Pendleton label and it becomes obvious why they have retained their popularity throughout the years.
Condition: Very Good
With the exception of the condition of the leather wrapped belt buckle, this coat is in spectacular condition. The leather on the belt buckle was originally stained black as are the buckles on the sleeve straps. There is wear (stain has worn off in places) on all the buckles but the belt buckle shows the most. The leather on the top right side of the belt buckle has deteriorated to some extent. There is some chance it could possibly be repaired or replaced completely. The small buckles on the sleeves are mostly missing the stain and that probably could be alleviated with polish and conditioner. I have left them as found. As for the body of the coat, both inside and out, there are no issues to note.
Label: A Gold on Blue Label without Size or Wool Mark that reads: Warranted To Be A “Pendleton”, Trade Mark Reg. U. S.
Pat. Off, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Portland, Oregon
There is a leather strip in the inside collar used for hanging the coat and imprinted on this strip is the word, Pendleton.
On the left inside seam where the lining is sewn to the wool is a small white tag that reads: dry clean only.
Size: 40 L
I really don't believe this coat would be a "Long" by today's standards but more like a "Regular".
As the sizes on vintage garments are not the same as sizes on today’s garments, please refer to the Measurements
Section below to ensure a proper fit.
Taken with coat buttons fastened but with belt NOT fastened.
Hip Area: 44”
Shoulder to Shoulder: Approximately 19” (there are no defined shoulder seams as this is a Ragland sleeve)
Outer Sleeve: Approximately 27”
Inner Sleeve: 18”
Circumference of Wrist Opening: 12”
Shoulder to Bottom Hemline: 42”
Total Circumference of Bottom Hemline: 56”
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