A stunning ladies' hunt coat tailored in the reign of King George VI of England by Bernard Weatherill.
This is a beautiful coat with glorious cut. It is in the hacking style with single vent to the rear, a beautifully nipped in waistline and accentuated shoulder line. It features two slanted external skirt pockets.
The lining is of cream and black satin.
The text on its date label is very indistinct now (we believe it is 1944) but we know it was made before Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne in 1952 from the Weatherill address and label. Its styling in the lapels, waist and shoulders suggests it was tailored in the 1940s.
It is in excellent condition & not just for its age.
Our only suggestion would be the replacement of the waterproof tail lining which is now quite worn.
It is a shade shorter in the length than a modern coat (it is 26 1/4 vs a modern 27/28") but has a good, modern sleeve length.
Point of shoulder to shoulder 16.5"
Shoulder to shoulder as measured 4 inches below collar 15.5"
Outside sleeve 24" (bear in mind vintage coats have very shaped sleeves and are often more generous than they sound in the length)
Length from base of collar to hem 26.25"