Vintage Military Coat Wool Overcoat Rmc Royal College Of Canada

Vintage Military Coat Wool Overcoat Rmc Royal College Of Canada
Brand: Etsy - CoolFoolVintage
Color: Black
Size: L
254 GBP
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This is an old military style coat - unfortunately, the tailor’s label has been inked out, which doesn’t help with identification. However, in the past, I had a WW2 era coat from the Royal Military College of Canada that closely resembled this one (see last photo). I think that this one had its original brass buttons removed - otherwise, it is very similar to the previous example that I had. I assume that the style of coat used didn’t change over the years, so this one may pre-date WW2. The fabric is very interesting as it has white flecking throughout & is made in a heavier weight melton type wool. I can read C.MR on the tailor’s label, so that may stand for Commander. The coat is cut to follow the body silhouette, wide at the padded shoulders & tailored at the waist. It closes at the neck with two hooks & eyes & with four buttons at the right side. The front of the coat flaps over to button closed, but the two top buttons can be left undone to create two large lapels. There is a belt at the back that has three buttons. There is a diagonally flapped pocket at either side. The interior is half-lined in a fabric that I’ve normally only seen in older garments, a twill satin, maybe natural rayon. Sizing: No size is indicated, but it should fit a small size, probably a US size 36 - please note the following measurements, taken from the exterior, for fit, taking the cut of the coat, especially the waist size, & the thickness of the fabric into account (deduct a few inches to compensate): Neck: 17 around Shoulders: 18 1/2 from shoulder seam to shoulder seam Sleeves: 24 1/2 Sleeve Inseam: 16 3/4 Chest: 41 around, taken under the arms - 20 1/2 across pit-to-pit Waist: 35 around Hips: 42 around Length: 46 taken at the back from the neck seam Condition: Aside from the missing buttons, it is in very good condition - no noted defects, this coat has been very well cared for & stored over the years. You can see where the buttons were removed on the left side, but this is not at all noticeable & I assume that you would pose other buttons there. Brass buttons would look great even if they aren’t RMC buttons. This is a rare coat, very striking with fabulous style - part of Canadian military history! Vintage Military Coat Wool Overcoat Rmc Royal College Of Canada