Coat Tales- 1920

Sears Roebuck offered these coats in their catalog c. 1920.

1. All wool Tricotine full silk lined coat with throw back collar (left)

2. Sport coat with deep yoke front, large smoked pearl buttons and self belt (bottom front)

3. Loose back wool velour coat with button trimmed patch pockets (back middle)

4. Wool popline coat comes with rows of pin tucks and covered buttons (right)

5. Car coat made of wool velour with brushed Australian wool collar and crossover belt (right)

6. Light weight wool brown coat has a loose fit and rows of stitching on the cape collar (middle left)

7. Another cape collared coat but with detailed slash pockets, full cuffs and crossover belt (middle right)

8. Fun tweed coat wouldn’t be complete without the convertible collar, plaited yoke back and wide, all-around belt (right)

9. Tweed coat trimmed in leatherette (left)

10. Fall weight blue velour coat has several gathered folds and rows of buttons on the back (front)

11. Attractive folds and buttons accent the back of this brown wool coat (middle right)

12. Stylish coat made of all wool poplin, large over collar of plaid silk, full cuffs and narrow double belt (right)


3 thoughts on “Coat Tales- 1920

  1. Oh, how I want no. 3 (top photo) with that wide yoke and all the buttons! I have been going through some clothes from the 1970s to about 2005 (to give to the historical society) and noticed that about half of them are dresses with dropped waists. Clearly I have a thing for 1920s styles.

    1. Linda- I just bought this 1920 Sears Roebuck catalog at an antiques fair over the weekend. It’s so fascinating…the history that it reveals…not just in clothing but in other things that the company sold. I’ll be posting more in the future from it. Aren’t the coats great? I love the ‘car coat with the crossover belt.’ :)

  2. Martha- Wow…what a great find! I can’t wait to see what else you plan to post using the catalog.

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