What can I say, what a superb piece of Russian History we have here. New information I have received as of July 10th 2018, this is believed to belong to the Swedish Army, issued to the officers, very similar to the Mats Larsson M1909. I have tried to gather as much information regarding this piece so I hope everything is correct or pretty close to it. One thing is for sure, this was made to be worn in extreme old weather conditions for long periods of time.SOVIET COLD WAR ERA MILITARY Double Breasted Horse hide probably leather coat with a thick blanket lining. Maybe an Officers, Police or probably a guards coat. Check out that Colar line, absolutely fantastic, working Epaulets on cuffs and shoulders.
A used Military item so this has most definitely seen action or at least been in service, signs of wear as you would expel, discolouration on places, a few marks in places. The left epaulet has lost its original button as you can see, if I get time I will replace with a similar black button. Really heavy, nearly 7kg in weight. This originally would have been worn over a full military uniform, so depending on its use this is a medium to Large. You really wouldn't need anything heavy on under this.
So for normal wear with a T-Shirt & Sweater this is a Large 43-46 chest. If worn over a Military uniform this would be a basic Large 41-44 chest. Please take into account the THICKNESS of leather when taking measurements into account. Measurements as follows, Pit-pit 24&1/2" Pit-cuff 20&1/2" Shoulder-cuff 27&1/4" Shoulder-shoulder 20&3/4" Nape-hem 41" Pit-hem 25" This is a Rare piece in a great size.V, Film productions based around the cold war era. The item "Vintage Mats Larsson Swedish Military Officers Horse Hide Leather Coat. Large-XL" is in sale since Thursday, September 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Uniforms". The seller is "my-generation-vintage-clothes" and is located in Newport. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine.