>The Answers to the Coat Question- The Polo Coat, 1934

>I know I’ve been tempting with beachwear lately, but today is a gloomy and rainy day, so even I’m having a hard time fantasizing about terrycloth beach pajamas right now!
What I’m craving today is this smashing Polo Coat.  I wish one would just magically appear in a light tan mohair…

 
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Apparently this was quite the style for 1934, as a quick google search showed me the results of a fabulous McCall pattern posted by a lady on the Threads website.  And another pattern added to the “someday” wish list.
 
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Also found is a little snippet from this article from the Fort Scott Tribune, 1987 
“Originating in England as a casual coat worn by polo players between periods of play, the polo coat was adopted by fashion leaders in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s when polo playing became popular here and international matches were held at Westbury, L.I.
The real heyday began when college boys went all-out for the style and it became a campus hit.”
And now that they mention it, I do remember seeing coats just like the ones pictured above in collegiate films of the mid 1930s.
Somewhat unrelated, but my search also turned up an AMAZING coat owned by the Duke of Windsor, circa 1934, on The London Lounge.  Even if you aren’t a menswear lover, you have to admire the beauty of this navy blue coat with an Astrakhan collar.  Alright, so not a polo coat, but a darn beautiful coat nonethless and from the same year.
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7 thoughts on “>The Answers to the Coat Question- The Polo Coat, 1934”

  1. >Ah… I do adore a good, 1930s coat too! I dare say one day you'll get the polo coat of your dreams! :D♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

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