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Tailored winter coat in grey flannel, a fab 1960s "Tailored by Bardley" military style trench coat perfect for winter weather in sub belt or moderate climate areas (it's blazer weight, not bulky and thick wool). The color is rich and heathery and the fabric is a sturdy but supple menswear fabric that holds its shape nicely. Very feminine and classic. Are there pockets? Flap pockets on the bust and gold buttons down the front, plus a matching belt with large Pierre Cardin-inspired racetrack shaped belt loop. It's kind of great.

Label: Bardley (plus store tag at neckline ("Sport and Country Clothes" Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue--the 1960s large coat sized fabric tag...yum). There is an all-blue ILGWU label too, plus a WoolMark "100 percent virgin wool" tag sewn into the seam.
Fully lined in grey rayon gabardine, not acetate.

Size: no tag in garment for sizing. I am going to call this a size 6/8 based on measurements.
Fabric: virgin wool flannel
Condition: good to excellent vintage condition with minor wear. Overall there are no moth holes or stains on the outside of the coat; the lining has a stain (shown in the label image) and there are slight sweat stains on the lining at the arm holes (though you cannot see any marks on the outside). The belt buckle has some surface wear and light scratching as do the gold buttons, but not scratched enough that they need to be replaced. I would call this coat wear-now and does not need dry cleaning.

garment weight (for shipping): 2 lbs, 14 ounces. I have calculated shipping from NYC to CA to cover the span of the US. If you are closer to NYC the shipping will be less. If you pay through PayPal I will refund any shipping overage.

Measurements: laid flat
39" bust
38" waist
36" overall length, back of neck to hemline rear
23" sleeve outer length; 15-12" sleeve inseam
17-1/2" shoulder width

Send me a Convo me with any questions, and thanks for checking out my shop.

Shipping: I can ship worldwide (though not everywhere) so convo me for inquiries about countries not listed. As a rule I try to ship Priority Mail when possible to insure that shipments arrive safely and have some sort of trafficking number. I can ship any way you like, though. When I am in town I generally ship same day as purchase or within 2 or 3 days. If I am out of town for extended periods of time I put my shop on hold, so if it’s up online I’m probably in town. Shipping rates for the USPS have dramatically risen in 2013 (21%) and international shipping is sky-high, even by International First Class, so expect higher rates. I do not mark up shipping, and often lose money on shipping, so if you want an actual quote please send me your zip code and the items you desire and I will give you an exact price.

About me: I am a NY based photo prop stylist for magazines like Real Simple, Instyle, Seventeen, and others, and my work has made me a well-versed shopping powerhouse for props for photo shoots. I also love fancy estate sales and scour them regularly, and the result is an Etsy shop that I consider a finely curated collection of vintage clothing, home accessories, and mid century odds and ends---with fair and affordable pricing. On the whole I’m an easy to approach seller, and I love hearing from customers looking for specific items who appreciate my ability to find things for them. I also love hearing form fashion students who might be looking for inspiration garments. If you love something but can’t afford it I am often open to discounting, but only within reason). I majorly frown :( on low-ball offers for items in my shops that are clearly well-priced. So please spare me the low balls and do us both a favor and don’t go there. I am interested in making money, yes, but I tell you I get more of a charge by finding appreciative homes and closets for my amazing things.

But will it fit me? What’s a size 7? How do I know my bust size? To gauge whether a vintage garment will fit properly it’s a good idea to use a tailor’s tape to measure a dress, jacket, or pants that you love and fits you well, then compare them to the measurements I have listed which give the exact measurements of the garment. Most vintage sizing tags don’r correlate with modern sizing, which is nuts (you may be a 4 but a 1960s size 13 might be a perfect fit) so don’t pay attention to vintage size numbers (as a rule). Also, the fitted bodices and busts of vintage dresses do not figure into modern sizing, which can be very loose and blousy. To look great in a 50s fitted dress you may want to consider finding vintage bras that will lift your bust and fit like the dresses were intended--to get the point (as in pointy). I’m always befuddled when my female friends don’t know their measurements, just some size tag number they refuse to budge from, so they never know it stuff fits when they see measurements on Etsy (for instance). Your bra size is probably your bust size, so you can go from there. It’s a good idea to keep your measurements on an index card in your purse and know what your bust, high rib cage, high waist, low waist, etc is. With a tape measure in tow you will reap the benefit of a proper fit. Just saying.

On quality: When I shop I do so carefully, and only select items of a certain quality and design dignity. I really like crafting a nicely balanced shop with things for most body shapes and sizes, and I take great care in how each item compliments other items in my shop. I only list things I feel are of a high quality, but if I find an amazing dress that is damaged or needs some love, I have it listed because I know there is someone out there who wants it---even with blemishes or repair needs. I've found Etsy to be the perfect place for me to sell that sort of thing. So the message is: there’s no junk here, just well a well culled group of neat vintage stuff from home goods to fashion.

I dutifully detail all measurements, blemishes, and details I feel are necessary in the listing, and welcome additional info about a designer or item from shoppers. In my travels I come across amazing vintage clothing in the spirit of Betty Draper and Joan Holloway from Mad Men--great silhouettes and styles that are hand made, dressmaker patterned, or tailor made by home makers in the 50s and 60s. When I come across major designer labels like Chanel or Dior I scoop them up, and again with damaged clothing of a certain quality I know there is someone out there with a mending kit and some moxie that wants them. That said, most of what I like to sell is in clean and ready to go condition.

See the rest of my Etsy shop here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/coolvintagefinds

See my other Etsy shop where I sell cool and unusual gift items and accessories for men, including vintage bar ware and glass ware, vintage sunglasses and cool and unique eye wear, vintage designer clothing and preppy mens ties, art and fashion books and hot rod and vintage sports magazines, and quality mid century home accessories--all things I feel might make great gifts for the guys in your life:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/greatguygifts

cheers,
Chip

Meet the owner of CoolVintageFinds

Chip Cordelli

60s Bardley tailored gray flannel trench coat size 6/8 - Mad Men military style gold buttons/belt - Lord and Taylor NY 1960s


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