Almost all of the items shown this week come from my friend, Rosalie, the seamstress/tailor and expert handicrafter whom you may remember from previous posts – this time gifted by her daughter, my friend Kay. As we were wondering exactly what years this fabulous coat came from, a 1958 penny fell out of a pocket and confirmed my best guess. Thanks!
I’ve come across several coats and jackets from right around 1960 plus or minus that have featured leather in unusual and beautiful hues. A fabulously-tailored leather garment is always a joy to behold, and to wear. This one has tab and button detail at both sides of the waist, incorporated with stylish pockets. No front closures – an interesting feature of a few coats from that time that create an unique look.
Yes, it shows a little wear and damage from storage but is cleaning up nicely. Overall condition demonstrates how well it is made and the care that was given years ago. What a pretty fashion item from the Kennedy era . . . . . . ..
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