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The WW2 Dispatch Riders Coat

Sale price$702.00 USD

Step into history with this exquisite piece of British military heritage. The WW” Dispatch Riders Coat dates back to 1943. A true testament to the craftsmanship and resilience of the era, this coat is certified with the British Broad Arrow ordenance mark, which has been used on British Army equipment since at least 1553.

Made from a proofed cotton canvas, this coat was specifically designed to withstand the harsh elements of wind and rain, ensuring that dispatch riders could carry out their duties with utmost protection and style.

The double-breasted front of the coat exudes a timeless elegance, while the waist belt adds a touch of traditional utilitarian charm. Inside the coat, you'll discover the original crafted buckles and straps, which have aged along with the coats many adventures. These internal details not only added to the coat's practicality, but also served as a testament to the attention to detail and thoughtfulness that went into its initial design.

Worn by motorcyclists throughout WW2, these coats were issued widely, making them an iconic symbol of the era. Owning this original WW Dispatch Riders Coat is like owning a piece of living history, a tangible connection to the brave men and women who served their country during those tumultuous times. This piece embodies the spirit of a bygone era, whilst offering a glimpse into the past.

A rare find, offering a unique opportunity to own a piece of history.

Features

Size: 5

Condition: Fair - A great collectors piece due to the garments history. The coat is fairly stiff due to the age of the coat and the significant weight of the canvas. Whilst, the fabric itself is comparable to the thickness of tarps and vintage military tents, well-made for its original intended use over full field wear. Suitable as a display/collector's piece and not recommended for wearing, due to the stiffness of the aged fabric.   

Fabric/Material: Proofed Cotton Canvas

Decade: 1940s

PROVENANCE [ REVIVAL ROOM ]

Preserving much-treasured items of clothing, each piece within this exclusive collection has been cherry picked by our Director, Mr. Cordeaux.

These iconic and exceedingly rare finds have often been rediscovered among his many travels. Simply left untouched to maintain the original flair and design, to be cherished like a unique collectable.

Explore this exclusive edit and awaken a true sense of nostalgia. Apparel that has a story to tell, and a journey to continue.

DISCLAIMER [ REVIVAL ROOM ]

The Revival Room features vintage pieces, which have been carefully handpicked for their rarity, uniqueness and authenticity.  

Please be advised that all vintage garments within The Revival Room will usually show a few signs of wear or slight fading due to the age of the piece.

Where best possible, knowledge of the item and the overall condition will be stated within the product description.

Due to being crafted by different makers and being produced during different eras, sizes of each garment will vary. However, individual size information is provided for a more accurate guide.These measures have been taken in house, specifically for each garment.

If you have any further questions on the piece or any further sizing queries, please feel free to get in touch via email and we will do our best to assist you further.

We believe that these one-of-a-kind and unique pieces should be cherished as part of a collector's wardrobe.

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Step into history with this exquisite piece of British military heritage. The WW” Dispatch Riders Coat dates back to 1943. A true testament to the craftsmanship and resilience of the era, this coat is certified with the British Broad Arrow ordenance mark, which has been used on British Army equipment since at least 1553.

Made from a proofed cotton canvas, this coat was specifically designed to withstand the harsh elements of wind and rain, ensuring that dispatch riders could carry out their duties with utmost protection and style.

The double-breasted front of the coat exudes a timeless elegance, while the waist belt adds a touch of traditional utilitarian charm. Inside the coat, you'll discover the original crafted buckles and straps, which have aged along with the coats many adventures. These internal details not only added to the coat's practicality, but also served as a testament to the attention to detail and thoughtfulness that went into its initial design.

Worn by motorcyclists throughout WW2, these coats were issued widely, making them an iconic symbol of the era. Owning this original WW Dispatch Riders Coat is like owning a piece of living history, a tangible connection to the brave men and women who served their country during those tumultuous times. This piece embodies the spirit of a bygone era, whilst offering a glimpse into the past.

A rare find, offering a unique opportunity to own a piece of history.

Features

Size: 5

Condition: Fair - A great collectors piece due to the garments history. The coat is fairly stiff due to the age of the coat and the significant weight of the canvas. Whilst, the fabric itself is comparable to the thickness of tarps and vintage military tents, well-made for its original intended use over full field wear. Suitable as a display/collector's piece and not recommended for wearing, due to the stiffness of the aged fabric.   

Fabric/Material: Proofed Cotton Canvas

Decade: 1940s