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Excellent vintage condition ~ Absolutely fabulous timeless true vintage 1940s wool tweed overcoat with rare to find iconic and very sought after Chester Barrie Label ...by the renowned and sought after British tailors/outfitters Chester Barrie London. Think back to war time, or think of handsome 1940s film stars, so Film Noir...Elegant, debonair, dapper, statement, stand out, iconic, classical and so TIMELESS...An absolutely amazing and dapper. elegant, piece! Wearable History!!!”
- Genuine 1940s coat. A rare item, especially as the tailor is the famous Chester Barrie brand.
Chester Barrie produced Savile row quality clothing from 1939 , from Savile row premises during the 1940s.
80 year old WW2 era coat.
Before famously supplying Harrods.
This coat is typical of the era:
Turned up fishtail cuff
High storm collar forth button
Period Chester Barrie label
Raised bespoke shoulder to sleeve seam
Hand finished fine stitched button holes
Typical quality tweed in traditional , Brown Grey, with Orange stripe, Blue pinstripe
- Fitting as a 46 extra Large , or looser large as worn in the 40s. See measurements below, and remember material is thick.
For age , in overall excellent condition with no major faults, buttons original , button holes fine.
Some typical mottling of the lining
- Please feel free to contact me if you require further information.
Approximate sizes when laid flat
Please check the measurements to a similar garment that you own to ensure a good fit.
Underarm to underarm:- 25 1/4"
Underarm to hem:- 31"
middle 26 1/2"
Sleeve length (shoulder seam to cuff):- 26 1/2"
Shoulder to shoulder measured at the back:- 19"
Overall length (top of collar to hem):- 46"
As you will see in period dramas and films :
Think World War II, think wartime, and think of homecomings, and peace time...
Think of soldiers and their sweethearts...reunited...
Think Film Noir...
Think handsome 40s Hollywood film stars...
Think of spies in coats and trilbys...
Rare to find and absolutely iconic and classic 40s Overcoat by the renowned men's vintage tailor's and outfitters : Chester Barrie
Such a classic piece, which never ever dates, always quintessentially timeless...
Hand tailored in luxury 100% wool, in a subtle tweed
Hand tailored by the famous vintage British tailors and outfitters, chester Barrie ~ Label present
This label definitively dates the coat between 1941 and 1949 ~ We estimare early 40s
In classic, versatile and very elegant Brown Grey
Buttoned vent at back
Beautifully made inside and out!
Brilliant worn over a suit and brogues ~ Equally brilliant worn with jeans!
Such a flattering cut on all body shapes!
Will take you everywhere, anywhere ~ Town, Country, City ~ Work or Play ~ Day or Evening, and into the Night...
We estimate this piece will fit a range of sizes ~ Best suited to extra large (although would fit as a looser large )
Please bear in mind that a tailor or seamstress could easily alter this piece for you if needed.
Excellent vintage condition ~ Approximately 80 years old and fabuloius vintage condition...
Can be worn on so many occasions ~ You will look and feel like a million dollars!
Timelessly elegant and debonair ~ with a hint of mystery! Just add a trilby!
What's not to love?!!!