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.
The lining had been put in by hand with tiny fell stitches. This shows where the sleeve lining joins…
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