It's an amazing wool peacoat and the outside fabric is in remarkable condition for being 89 years old:
The collar buttons up very high so that if you are wearing a hat you will be completely covered except for the eye area. It is made of a very warm wool. Here's a view from the back:
The coat is in great condition EXCEPT for the lining--it's shredded, torn and falling out:
Here's a picture of the workmanship inside the coat lining for the inner pocket:
So the goal for January is to get this coat back in tip-top wearable shape by relining it, mending the pockets and putting new buttons on it. It's definitely cold enough here to need it!