British Army Guards Greatcoat - Grey Wool
Genuine British army greatcoat as worn by the Guards Brigade battalions, such as the Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards and the Scots/Irish/Welsh Guards. This greatcoat has a large collar that can be turned up to protect the neck and face from bad weather, and the sleeves can be rolled down to protect the hands. They are beautifully tailored in grey 100% wool, other features include:
- 100% Wool with a sateen inner lining.
- Single breasted with gold effect buttons with military emblems.
- Adjustable buttoned back half-belt may be missing.
- Full length.
- Shoulder epaulettes.
- Available in good used (Grade 1) which may need cleaning.
- Styles may vary.
Sizes guidance - please see the diagram above
The codes we use i.e. (38/110) refer to the coat's measured arm pit to arm pit in inches, doubled and then we take 4 inches off to match chest sizes.
For example, 19" is measured across the garment laid flat, this is doubled, to give 38" and then we take off 4", so the coat would accommodate a 34" inch chest. This allows for any shirts and jumpers being worn as well.
The 110 refers to the drop (in cm) from the collar seam to the hem and so how far down from your neck the hem will be can be estimated. (The reason for mixed dimensions is that we in the UK have retained inches as our chest size preferences, despite decimalisation in the 1970s. Heights are more generic and so we bow to the continental method with this).
These guards greatcoats offer fantastic value for money, being genuine army surplus they are better quality and a fraction of the price of equivalent high street branded coats! If you have any questions about this item, please email email@example.com for expert friendly advice.