Classic Duffel Coat, 1980s Deadstock


A classic duffel in every way except the pure polar bear color, which makes it pop. There's a large snap under the lapel for an assist with the three toggles of brown leather and wood, there are two huge patch pockets and, of course, a big big hood. It's fully lined (not the hood though), and American made. The size marked on the original hangtag is 12, though because of its slouchy nature, it's fine on almost anyone. 

Measurements: chest 46", shoulder 20", length 34"

STORY: Mary bought this in the waning months of the storied Sakowitz department store, opened in Houston in 1917 and sadly sold in the late 1980s and finally shuttered in 1990. So this hangtag is a tiny piece of history. Oh, the coat cost $225 back then (about $460 now) but clearly never got to see the outside world. 


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