Suave and sophisticated for the discerning equestrian, this hunt-style coat with long tails was worn for show at the finest competitions. Black wool fabric is nicely structured, 100% satin lining, thick shoulder structure for Military appeal, tuxedo collar in black satin with boutonniere holes, open front with 3 button details on sides (the open front allowed the waistcoat to show and provide greater freedom for the jumping rider), short bodice with long tails that have weight pockets(lead weights were inserted in these pockets to allow the tails to hang evenly and flat), 2 interior chest pockets, button cuffs with nicely tailored seams. Labeled Le Tailleur Claude, Bruxelles. This coat is in excellent condition and ready for you to wear with the following notes: There is some fraying of the satin at the bottom of the front collar (see picture). Made in Brussels, size 44, 1940s.
The following measurements were taken with the garment lying FLAT and recorded in inches, please be sure and DOUBLE the appropriate measurements: Shoulders: 20, chest: 22, waist: open, length front: 20.5, length back include tails: 51, sleeve: 24.5.