Gorgeous 1940s Chocolate Brown Wool Coat - New!
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm (can be cinched tighter by half belt)
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm
Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm
Sleeve Length: 24 inches + 61 cm
Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.
* Beautiful 1940s deep chocolate brown 100% virgin wool coat
* Classic princess style silhouette with cinched waist and draped skirt
* Bodice with turnover collar in russet brown velvet
* Bodice has russet velvet decorative trim down front in a shield shape
* Opening has decorative buttons to appear double-breasted
* Half self belt at back with large self buckle
* Fully lined in brow crepe with felt interlining, raw seams and hand sewn hem
* Labels read 1. Fortsmann , 2. James McCreery & Co 5th Avenue and 3.Quality Craftsmanship Style by Brevity
Forstmann was a maker of woollen yarns and fabrics, but they did not actually produce finished clothing. The company was formed in 1904 by the Forstmann family, German immigrants with a long history of fabric-making. Forstmann products were very high quality, and their label was proudly displayed alongside that of the garment maker’s.
A beautiful high-end 1940s coat, tailored to flatter the figure. It's in excellent condition for its age with no notable flaws that I can see. There is a tiny bit of wear (rubs) to the velvet trim but really not an issue. I have included a close up in last photo. A couple of tiny holes in the lining, not noticeable when wearing and not an issue structurally. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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