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#26 2011-09-24 09:53:17

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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

Bump.  Thinking about getting another, but some navy US army raincoats are also attracting my interest.

 

#27 2012-04-14 13:25:45

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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

Does anyone know how to date a London Fog?  The beige one I just picked up is 65 poly/35 cotton and say made by Greendwood.  Material is much thicker than a Burberrys and it has a bunch of flaps on the inside to keep the rain out.   There is an ACTWU tag  to indicate that its union made.  Writing is similar to a 50/50 Navy one I own but not exactly the same.  In any case, its missing its liner and I'm wondering if any London Fog size 38 liner will fit or if they changed year-to-year.  From looking at other "made by Greenwood" ones on ebay I think its supposed to have the brown fuzzy liner with the 'London Fog Maincoats' logo sown-in.

 

#28 2012-04-16 00:25:26

eris
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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

ACTWU has only been around since 1976... the tag should give you some additional clues

 

#29 2013-08-18 18:15:10

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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

Hello. I am also in need of dating 2 London Fog coats I purchased this weekend. The first is a mens beige trench coat. It's a size 36R and it has a 100% alpaca lining. I'm thinking it's vintage but I am unable to say for sure.  I also have a women's London Fog trench coat.  It's a 14P. It's a darker shade of beige and also came with a removable lining. This jacket also has a belt. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

#30 2013-08-19 02:11:17

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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

garcia3883 wrote:

Hello. I am also in need of dating 2 London Fog coats I purchased this weekend. The first is a mens beige trench coat. It's a size 36R and it has a 100% alpaca lining. I'm thinking it's vintage but I am unable to say for sure.  I also have a women's London Fog trench coat.  It's a 14P. It's a darker shade of beige and also came with a removable lining. This jacket also has a belt. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#31 2013-12-09 06:57:23

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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

Interesting piece on the brand in Ad Week: how London Fog lost its mad men cool

http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising- … ool-147613


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#32 2013-12-09 08:35:17

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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

/\ interesting read, thanks for posting it


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#33 2013-12-10 16:36:26

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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

Stumbled across this.  May be of interest...

http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/trench-coat-guide/


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#34 2013-12-10 16:45:06

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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

Noice.


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#35 2013-12-10 17:18:36

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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

And careful poking around that site.  You might see and read things you don't like.  Just fair warning.


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#36 2013-12-10 17:22:15

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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

Hmm. Now I'm intrigued.


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#37 2016-11-22 09:20:11

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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

johndnorth wrote:

Pics. London Fog raincoat. 1970. Liner sleeves were buttoned into sleeve end in coat.
http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/ … 136_21.jpg

I have a London Fog with similarly long collar points and I was wondering if the collar points provide any indication of when the coat is from.

Also, I have encountered on eBay a 'London Towne' mac, manufactured in Thailand.  Everything about it down to the care label is exactly the same as London Fog.  Seeing as it is made by the 'London Town Corporation', same as London Fogs are, I was wondering if this was a result of selling off the name or some downmarket line they did or what.

 

#38 2018-01-12 04:55:25

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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

Bump:some good stuff on this thread ...

I've been wearing my stone coloured London fog mac a lot recently. It looks good with a suit or casual and covers nearly all bases this time of year. With the liner in it's perfect for those murky winter days when its chilly, but not enough for an overcoat and then again it might rain (75% of winter days in the UK are like this).


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#39 2018-01-12 10:05:13

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Re: (Vintage) London Fog coats

I'm a big fan of the old Fogs - the macs as well as the short jackets.


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

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