Gnomish Coat | 1960s Vintage RARE Woolrich "Hudson Bay" Stripe Pointy Hood Fringed Below-Knee Belted Wool Capote Blanket Coat | S/M


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Avant-garde minimalism at its coziest. Designed to compete with Hudson's Bay's iconic striped blanket coat, this unique piece from the equally iconic Woolrich, Inc. keeps you snuggly warm while making a bold statement. Scandinavian hygge vibes are playfully evoked from the oversized pointed hood, which features two wool ribbons trailing past the hem. Fringe frames your face and encircles your shoulders while poncho-style faux pockets allow you to tuck your hands inside the woolen folds. Belt it trench-style or leave the front open, showing off the pointed lapel collar. Either way, get ready for envious compliments--this overcoat will dash others' hopes of finding another like it!

FUN FACT: The coat's primary stripes and fringe accents nod to the design's early North American history started by First Nations tribes, Canadian fur trappers, and later British settlers who fashioned wool blankets into outerwear. In the 1920s, Hudson's Bay introduced their signature striped "point blanket coats," launching a timeless trend still mimicked by designers today. The style gained popularity in the Great Lakes region before becoming a North American craze in the '50s and '60s. This particular coat's Woolrich label dates from the late-'60s. Unlike the more popular double-breasted Mackinaw styles, this Woolrich take on the blanket coat harkens back to the 1700s with the Indigenous influence of its wrap-style capote design. An extremely rare and original North American classic.

~ S I Z I N G ~

Due to the open robe-tie front, measurements were taken from behind and doubled where appropriate.

• Best approximates: Small to Medium, or 2-6
• Bust: up to 40"
• Waist: up to 40"
• Hip: up to 40"
• Length from shoulder to hem: 43.5"
• Sleeve length: 21"
• Shoulder: 20.5"

We recommend measuring out a similar piece of clothing that fits you well and comparing those numbers to the measurements above to best determine fit. Model is 5'7" and wears size 0/XS with a 32” bust, 24" waist, and 35" hip.

~ D E T A I L S ~

• Brand/Label: Woolrich
• Materials: Genuine wool
• Color(s): Cream with stripes of forest green, canary yellow, and dark red
• Closure: Open front with a robe tie
• Condition: Excellent! Normal signs of wear for a 50+-year-old coat. Nothing major to note, just a couple of tiny spots that may come out with a dry cleaning. See closeup and don't hesitate to ask questions!

See the Vintage Condition Guide & Size Chart in our 'About' shop section for more info!

Shown with the Beaudry Gown:

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