A Great Coat for Great Weather

This coat belonged to my husband’s grandfather!  Gary Cooper wore one like it in The Fountainhead, which was made in 1949, so I would guess this is from the 1950s.

tweed coat - back

tweed coat

weaver's label

There should be a weaver’s signature on this label – maybe it has faded over the years.

tailor's label

Tailor’s label

button and tweed fabric

Close-up of the fabric. I think the button is plastic.

It is only one layer of handwoven wool, with a partial lining in the shoulder area.  I wear it on the rare occasion that we get an actual cold spell – it is so warm and great at blocking the wind.

Weavers in Donegal, you can be proud of your work!