J.C. Wells polo coat

The Polo Coat

Many garments have been derived from the game of polo, including this camel hair overcoat that was originally used as a "wait" coat by British polo players during "chukkas" (the term for polo’s periods of play). In design, it was at first little more than a heavy bathrobetype wrap coat, but when British polo teams began making regular visits to the U.S. in the 1920s, it was modified and became popular on elite college campuses. The classic version is always double-breasted, with patch side pockets, a half-belt, and cuffed sleeves.