1920s Cravenette trench coat

This vintage coat was made in the mid to late 1920s. The jacket is wool gabardine that has been Cravenette Processed to shed showers. The process’s name became a generic name at this period for this style of coats that doubled as lightweight overcoats and as raincoats.
The “double service – for clear days for storm days” slogan of Cravenette’s was phased out by the late 1920s, helping to further narrow the dating down. The coat is a double breasted trench coat style, introduced c. 1915. The jacket has a half-belt back, with a center pleat terminating in triangular reinforcement stitching. It is partially lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 32″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 43″
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