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Burberry overcoat with 'pink' check.

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by PaulS, Dec 3, 2021.

  1. PaulS

    PaulS Registered Guest

    Hello, i have a Burberry camel overcoat, but with a pink check pattern. I am wondering if this was a special order for a customer?. Please see pics.. Any info. would be much appreciated. Thanks, Paul S
     

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  2. SarahS

    SarahS Registered Guest

    Hello Paul,

    Can you include some full photos of the garment?
     
  3. PaulS

    PaulS Registered Guest

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    Hello Sarah, i thought i had attached photos - i can see them in my browser!. Any tips on how i should include photos?. Regards, Paul
     

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  4. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

  5. PaulS

    PaulS Registered Guest

    Photo of full coat attched
     

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  6. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  7. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    I don't think that printed inner pocket label is as old as 1940s/50s, maybe, but not sure. But agree that 'covert coating' is interesting.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2021
  8. Vinclothes

    Vinclothes Alumni +

    I see 1950's, but I can't tell you anything about the label.
    Marian
     
  9. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    I've been reading about covert coating (cloth) and covert coats. This post gives a good overview: http://fabricforcosplayers.com/covert/

    Basically covert coating is a water resistant tweed, and a covert coat was originally designed for wearing for country sports, including on horseback.

    I believe the label mentioning 'coating', refers to the fabric. Possibly the coat probably qualifies as a 'covert coat' as well? It looks like it doesn't have all the details given here, but I imagine it's the sort of thing that has anyway changed over time: https://www.cordings.co.uk/style-genius/covert-coat/

    You can still buy covert coats today, https://www.hawesandcurtis.co.uk/covert_coats
     
  10. While it would be helpful to date the coat, the interior labels suggests this is a bespoke garment. I don't know much about Burberry but (in the past at least) they offered a custom-made option and there was likely a range of fabrics available. So the pink check might be unusual but not unique as it would be a stock fabric and available for other customers.
     

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