As was his custom, he wore no overcoat, but a short sweater under his coat.
Of course, the overcoat may not have been his, and may even have been stolen.
The piece of overcoat with the address sewn on was certainly not a thing to leave about.
Mr Verloc, against his usual practice, had thrown off his overcoat.
In his case it was a huge winter overcoat that must have weighed ...