1930s “Wear Well Clothes” Overcoat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271093599332

This vintage overcoat was made in the 1930s by “Wear Well Clothes”  It is a classic double breasted style, with sharp peak lapels, and a 4×6 buttoning. It has a pleated and belted back, and a nicely tailored nipped waist. Functional breast pocket. It is half lined.  The coat is in very condition- a bit of fraying to the label, and some light overall wear. It is a heavy navy blue wool. The 44″ chest means it should fit a 36, 38 or 40, depending on the layering underneath.

Chest: 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
 Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Length (collar to hem): 48″

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1930s Armorknit overcoat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281013663538

This vintage overcoat was made in the 1930s by Armorknit and was sold by Kennedy’s under their “Club Clothes” Label.  It is marked a size 40, but has a 52″ chest measurement, placing it squarely in larger territory. It has a 1936 union tag, which places its date of manufacture between 1936 and 1939.  It has wide notch lapels, raglan shoulders, and button cuffs.  There is a chew on the hem near the corner, and some staining to the lining near the label. This is some of the weightiest overcoat material I’ve felt- it really lives up to the “Armorknit” name.
Chest: 26″Length: 47″Center to Cuff: 36″
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