You can be lucky occasionally, I have not owned a decent overcoat since I was a kid when my grandparents used to buy us (all 3 of us) scottish herringbone overcoats for the winter time. Recently I was talking to a dressmaker I know while she was sorting out clothing that she had on a storeroom at home and among the bits she unpacked was her husband's old Burberry over coat. Seemed he had not work in for the last 20 years or so so I tried it on and it was a good fit, sleeves long enough etc ... so I asked her to ask him if he would part with it.
Went past her place yesterday and asked her and he wanted $100.00 AU for it so I am now the proud owner of a 30 or so year old Burberry overcoat. Pure wool and made in England, plain front with recessed buttons, no belt loops, side pockets and in a light brown colour. Lining is in good nick and about the only sign of wear is a slight discolouring around the collar. Was not game to try and iron out the crumpling so I took it to the tailor I know at my local shopping centre and he is going to send it to a mate of his to properly dry clean and press it.
I may never be fashionable but I will at least be warm.