Based on the 1952 pattern English Army officer's coat.
Our N.S.C 1952 PATTERN coats are each individually made in Scotland, by craftsmen using methods of production that were originally patented in 1824.
The rubber bonded (vulcanised) cloth is glued at the seams using a specially formulated glue (still made to this day by the great grandson of the glue factory founder).
Vulcanised cotton tape is applied by hand over the interior seams to fully waterproof the garment. Special rollers are used to fully bond the tape and ensure the signature flat seams. This is difficult enough to master on flat seams such as the body, but requires special skill using tailors domes, on shoulders and arm-holes.
This is a unique garment. Owning one, is to own a piece of history.
North Sea clothing offers an extensive range of sizes providing you with the most comfortable fit. Our Men's knit garment sizing is equal to your chest size in inches, and designed for a slim fit.
If you are unsure of your N.S.C size, take a measurement around your chest at your underarm in inches with a soft tape measure. Our clothing fits true to size. If you prefer a loose fit, we suggest you order a size up.
The below chart is designed for a guide only. Please allow a degree of tolerance natural to knitted garments.
Knitwear sizing is equal to the chest measurement of the garment, underarm to underarm x2 in inches.
Outerwear is sized to allow room for ease of wear. We recommend ordering the size labelled as your chest size.
We recommend comparing the measurements below to a pair of well fitting trousers you already own to ensure you order the best fit.
Our Marine Type 2 shoe is a standard to wide fit.
The chest measurement is taken from armpit to armpit on a flat surface. Length is taken from highest shoulder point to hem and sleeve is from highest shoulder point to cuff.
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