A stunning example of a 1940s coat.
Made in the 1940s, after WW2, it bears the 11011 label which means it was not utility but was in fact a piece of the manufacturers most expensive pieces of clothing.
Labelled Drury, is has a beautiful fit and flair shape and is made from grey wool with a cream check and fastens with mother of pearl buttons. The cut and style on this piece is fabulous and the skirt swishes when you walk around.
Shown on a 33"-25-35 and its a little big. best suited to a 34-26-36. The measurements have all been taken on the outside of the coat. To ensure it will fit you, please compare the measurements below to a similar piece you already own.
Flat bust 16.5"
Flat waist 13"
Flat hip 18"
Shoulders between sleeves 15"
Neck to hem 45"
Neck to waist 15"
Underarm sleeve length 16.5"
Wounded but wearable. This piece has been very much loved and repaired but still has plenty of life left in it. If you are looking for perfect then this is not the piece for you, but if you are looking for style and want to give this a new loving home, then please note the following;
- evidence that the buttons have been moved and there is some wear under them
- it has had many, many darns - too many to list - all visible on the photos. If you want more photos just let me know.
- there are some marks - again all are visible in the photos
- when you lift the collar, you can see that the fabric was lighter but this piece is over 70 years old so I think we can forgive some grub
- discolouration on the lining - clearly this coat was worn in the rain as there is a definite watermark on the lining
- some repairs and darns on the lining
It isn't perfect but its perfectly wearable and is a really beautiful coat of its time. The issues have all been reflected in the price.