Yes, I know, I know, I know – I already have several of these, but I DON’T have one this color! These coats are so beautiful and this one so perfect that I just couldn’t resist . . . . . . . . .
I’ve seen this style coat in a range of earth-tone colors with some small variations on the design. They are impeccably tailored and elegant in buttery suede with darker mink collars. Must have been very popular in the early ’60’s and now have so many possibilities! The collar closes in front with special hooks and eyes to create a rolled effect.
I love to imagine mine over a dress, skirt and blouse, slacks or jeans. Scarves and gorgeous leather accessories complete the look. Though it was a semi-dress item in it’s original incarnation, today it goes from casual – casual to fairly dressy in the blink of an eye. I must photograph Stella in this coat with a variety of looks . . . . . . . . .
No wonder I couldn’t say no when I found this dark chocolate version in virtually perfect condition. It has the original owner’s initials sewn inside, as a fun extra . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY