This vintage coat was made in the early part of the century by Steele Brothers of Gloversville, New York. Made from black fur which I have been told is Buffalo hide, it is double breasted, with a toggle front, shawl collar and handwarmer pockets. It has a quilted lining, ticking sleeves and storm cuffs.
This vintage overcoat has a full fur lining and a fur collar. From the way the collar extends over the top buttonhole and the interior, I would say that the fur was added later by a tailor.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 43″
This vintage fur coat is a men’s style, made by Langlois furriers in Victoriaville, Quebec. It is a 1970s version of the 1920s collegiate stadium coat style, with a large style, and two slash pockets. It has a quilted liner and a center vent. The coat has a fair bit of wear, but still has a lot of life in it.Chest: 20″ Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″ Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
This is just a sample. There are even more that have yet to be photographed. There’s something for everyone. Coats from the ”30s, ’40s, ’40s and ’60s. Double breasted, Single breasted. Wool, leather, fur, it’s all here.
I wish I knew more about this jacket. All I know is that it was made by a furrier in California. The cut is a bit unusual, with a square bottom and high button stance- and overall the detailing is unusual enough to make it difficult to date. The tag in it is of an old style, but that wouldn’t be uncommon for a furrier or custom tailor. And then there’s the fabric- it really stands out in a crowd. Reindeer and birds. Thick tapestry-type material. Again, very unusual and exotic. But I can’t put my finger on where it’s from. Nordic? South American? Like the Nudie Suit jacket, this isn’t one that comes out all that often, but when it does, it makes a statement.