In 1950 after the end of World War II, H&F Morris purchased a large amount of surplus military duffle coats which quickly sold out – this prompted the beginning of Gloverall. Expanding the business from exclusively duffle coats to producing car coats and reefer jackets they quickly established themselves as a leader in British casual outerwear.
This is a vintage Gloverall Duffle Coat with real horn and leather front fastenings and fixed shoulder cape for warmth; this original oversized fitting duffle allows plenty of room for layering up. Made in England.
Used and in good vintage condition with general signs of wear and abrasion throughout with some bobbling. There are buttons for a hood but this is missing.
All my vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
SIZE: L (UK Sizing) with a generous 51in full external chest measurement to allow for layering (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit)
FABRIC: 70% Wool 20% Polyamide 5% Polyester 5% Other Fibres Shell. The coat weighs approx 1.5kg
- Four real horn toggles and leather fastenings
- Fixed shoulder cape
- Two patch flap entry pockets
- Fabric back neck hanger loop
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 25.5in (65cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 26.5in (67cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 20in (51cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 38.5in (98cm)