My Pick of the Week! A Vintage Harris Tweed Trench Coat

Vintage Harris Tweed Trench Coat- Photo: Luke Austin Daugherty

Vintage Harris Tweed Trench Coat- Photo: Luke Austin Daugherty

I have been doing a lot of picking for my ebay store over the last several weeks! From auctions, to thrift stores, to church sales, I’ve found some cool and unique stuff!

My personal favorite find (and I am biased), is this vintage Scottish Harris Tweed men’s overcoat. I occasionally find and sell Harris Tweeds on my store and my twin sons sell a few each year on their ebay store as well. I am always excited to find a Harris Tweed in good shape, regardless of the model. Yet, the basic/plain blazers are more common and with suede elbow patches, less so. But, I rarely find a Harris Tweed overcoat.

Last year, I found a mint condition 60’s Harris Tweed 3/4 length overcoat. It fit like it was custom tailored for me. Though they sell very well on ebay, I couldn’t bear to part with it. So, I adopted that one as my own 🙂 I looked up what it would cost to have a brand new one of the same model custom tailored for me and it racked up $835! I got mine for $5 during a 1/2 off Saturday at Goodwill in Indianapolis.

Luke Austin Daugherty in his vintage Harris Tweed overcoat. Photo: Lydia Daugherty

Luke Austin Daugherty in his vintage Harris Tweed overcoat. Photo: Lydia Daugherty

The difficult thing was, this newly picked overcoat fit me as well! Not wanting to be a tweed glutton, I decided to sell it. So, I dropped it off at the dry cleaners Friday and picked it back up today. It wasn’t dirty to start with. But, I’m a stickler for quality when it comes to selling such items on my ebay store. I wanted the jacket to be in the best shape possible. Here is the link to the ebay listing:

Harris Tweed Overcoat ebay listing

I’m excited to see how fast this one sells and where it ends up! For those who enjoy vintage clothing, hats, and more, I suggest checking out The Fedora Lounge online:

http://www.thefedoralounge.com

Also, here is a neat little story on Harris Tweed:

Shop for brand new Harris Tweed Clothing here:

http://www.harristweedshop.com/

Harris Tweed Authority official site:

http://www.harristweed.org/

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