Mens Large 1940s Gabardine Coat - Exceptional 40s 50s Tan Wool Overcoat Outerwear - Convertible Flyer Label - Detachable Lining - Chest 44

$ 349.99

A fantastic 1940s style men's gabardine coat, called the "convertible flyer" sold at Saks' International Men's Shop. This coat looks like a late 40s design, likely made around 1955 as it was advertised at that time in the Chicago Tribune.

This exceptional tan overcoat is handsomely tailored and includes its original button-out wool lining. The coat has a notched lapel and tabbed wrists with hand-sewn pick-stitching, two buttoned waist pockets, and a center back vent. Coat itself is half-lined in satin with a single chest pocket to the interior, meticulously finished by hand.

The button-out wool lining was made to be worn as a lining, but also as a robe worn alone. The layered look was a marketing idea for the man who travels, but wants to pack lightly... essentially allowing the traveler to wear his robe under his overcoat. The wool lining/robe has four button-top pockets to its exterior, and a glowing copper sharkskin half-lining with interior chest pockets. Button-out lining has an optional extra collar panel that functions as the robe's shawl collar, and also adds warmth to the coat's neckline. An amazing find!

Men's Size

Chest 44, Waist up to 44, Hip 50; Shoulder to Shoulder 18, Sleeve Length 25, Neck to Hem 44.25 Inches


" Convertible / FLYER / exclusive with / SAKS FIFTH AVENUE / International Men's Shop " at inside coat lining

Khaki tan wool gabardine, camel tan wool button-out lining with liquid-like copper & platinum gray sharkskin half-lining inside, khaki brown rayon satin coat half-lining

Three brown tortoiseshell plastic buttons at center front coat, wool robe/lining layer has brown tortoiseshell buttons to close the robe as well as connect the lining to the coat, snaps and buttons connect the shawl lapel to the lining as well as the coat, single button & loop connecting the robe's wrist to the interior of coat's wrist


Condition Detail
Pristine condition, looks and feels near mint, the coat has been dry cleaned, a faint hint of a tan scuff and minuscule abrasion (about 1/4-inch total) at far left waist under the arm, hard to perceive at all

Washing Instructions
Dry clean

Please note: All measurements (chest - waist - hip) are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item. These measurements already have ease subtracted and they are not actual fabric widths. To get actual fabric widths add two inches at the chest - one inch at the waist and two inches at the hip.

For coats, please take your measurements while wearing the layers you'd normally wear under the coat.

Size listed is a modern size. Any available vintage size is noted in the Label description. Please remember vintage sizes and modern sizes can vary a great deal.

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