Imagine my surprise at finding this familiar style car coat from the early 1960’s in super-practical fabrics; All-weather faux suede and a faux beaver collar! Compare to my beautiful suede leather and genuine mink examples from the same era and you’ll see the similarities.
The design features are the same with big but discreet front pockets, side slits for easy in-out of cars, trains and buses, satin lining and a warm, pretty collar. What a neat way to get the same elegant look, which can be dressed up or down, with carefree, weather-defying practicality. Again, it’s a new one on me! What fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY