The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

Charles Chaplin (the cinema king) in his all-wool Barry overcoat


Here he is: Charles Chaplin (the cinema king) wearing his BARRY OVERCOAT and posing for pressman at London’s Ritz Hotel: ‘Note the fit of the collar, the fall of the lapels, the general lay of the body of the Coat. You will admit it is perfection.’ Tailored for the famous actor ‘merely from seeing and studying a Charlie Chaplin picture-card. We solemnly declare this to be the truth, and will pay £1000 to any charity if the facts are not as stated.’


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This entry was posted on January 8, 2015 by in 1920s, Barry Wool Overcoat, Charlie Chaplin.
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