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    On Display: Museum of London Docklands: Rum Store

  • This cherry red wool utility overcoat was priced at 90s 9d and required 18 ration coupon. Unusually shaped pockets have been stitched onto the outside of the coat to add decorative detail. Below the wide lapels two red plastic buttons are attached for fastening, the pockets feature matching buttons. The coat is also fastened by a matching belt made from the same fabric, the buckle of which has been covered in the material. Tje coat is lined with artificial silk. Coats required a significant financial outlay in the post –war period as well as a considerable number of ration coupons. The maker’s label reads ‘Koupy’ and the coat was donated by the proprietor of Koupy, Charles Kuperstein. The company was based on Wardour Street off Oxford Street and produced clothing for women and girls.

  • Measurements

    L 950 mm (centre front); L 1120 mm (centre back); C 760 mm (bust); C 840 mm (waist); C 1100 mm (hips)

  • Materials

    wool; silk rayon

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    permanent collection


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