Hi all, I have another dating query that I hope you can help with, and I just love a little mystery game I have this beautiful but terribly discoloured coat by Dickens And Jones and it has another label 'West One Model' which I am wondering was a specific range at their department store but haven't been able to find any info on. Oh also if we manage to accurately date it we could put the label in the label resource as there is just one label for Dickens & Jones. The fabric is a gross grain and I believe originally it was a bright purple but it seems to be only purple in some places and a bright magenta in most! I did the burn test which i think is inconclusive. It burnt slowly, horrible smell and left a charcoal lump, not fine ash, not melted globule. It is quite dirty in places so I think it could do with a clean but am worried about even a cool soak with colour catchers so any advice on that also appreciated. Obviously I would have to ensure the velvet collar stayed dry... It has a velvet collar, is nipped in at the waist has large shoulders with wadding underneath and has fabric covered buttons. The skirt lightly flares but not a lot. I think the style of the west one model label could help with dating as it is very stylistic. The back has multiple panels and this really looks beautiful on a person. My best guess at present would be very late 40s to turn of the decade..... I am getting better at dating but you guys are the experts and I just love reading all the threads about dating with your wonderful insights! Interestingly it came with a dress which is a similar colour and has a similar amount of colour fading, but no labels to the dress and the fabric is different so I'm not sure they actually belong together, maybe they were worn together because of the colours.