I found this morning coat at the Salvation Army recently. The hand-applied braid caught my eye, along with the $12 price tag.
Whatever the original color, the dye has oxidized, and it’s now a strange dark green color and not evenly colored across the piece.
I love the tail detail. All the trim is hand-applied with pickstitching, but the stitches are really invisible.
Rooting around inside the jacket, I found the label: September 16, 1920, for S.C.Clark, Esq. It has a history now!
The cuff detail is also swell – the buttonholes are hand-worked, and operable.
The braid is hand-applied, and the stitches are undetectable.
Sadly, the silk lining in the sleeves was shattering – I could put my finger through it easily, so it needed to be replaced.
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