Fashionslave

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quote:Originally posted by Doctor Damage

This is the current (12th) Duke of Northumberland wearing a ratty old polo coat in the field. Note torn right shoulder, and distended button holes. Note wet and smelly retreivers.

Hate to tell you this,but -That's the original coat he inherited from the original duke.I think it's looking pretty darn good for an 80 year old coat,don't you??;)
 

Tom Buchanan

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quote:Originally posted by Doctor Damage

Here's what appears to be a belted polo on Walter Camp, 1920, who codified the rules of football.



Polo coat accessorized with rubber overshoes and team watch cap. Vince Lombardi, early 1960s.

Now we are talking role models. "Saint Walter" basically developed American football. In fact, he was so Trad in his thinking that he resisted the forward pass. If the coat is good enough for Walter Camp, it is good enough for every man.
 

Roger

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Doctor, thanks for a really interesting photo essay. Can you or someone else present the defining characteristics of the Polo Coat, and how it differs from other styles of overcoats.

Vancouver
 

Fogey

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quote:Hate to tell you this,but -That's the original coat he inherited from the original duke.I think it's looking pretty darn good for an 80 year old coat,don't you??;)
If by 'original duke' you are referring to the most recent 1st Duke of Northumberland (3rd Creation), then it would be at least 220 years old.



 

Doctor Damage

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Belted polo coats on the NY Giants baseball team in October 1924. Can anyone guess the location where the photo was taken?

 

Doctor Damage

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Polo players weren't the only ones to throw on a polo coat to keep warm. Here's some nice old photos of various tennis players wrapped up. The first two are April 1933 and show British tennis players getting ready to travel to the US for a tournament.





This image is from June 1913. The fellow on the right has the most luxurious polo coat I've ever seen photographed.

 
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