IT’S STILL WAY COLD ENOUGH FOR THESE. BOTH ARE 1950’S TRUE VINTAGE. THE ONE ON THE RIGHT WAS FROM MY FAMILY. THERE’S HARDLY A MORE BEAUTIFUL FUR, THOUGH UNLESS I FIND A TRUE VINTAGE ITEM AT LEAST 60 YEARS OLD, I PREFER TO BUY IMITATION.
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
This is a real find that turned up by surprise, with an iconic Fifties style. What a beauty! With the exception of some wear to the inside of the right-hand pocket, it is in virtually perfect condition.
Love the huge collar and big plastic buttons. It has a maker’s label, beige satin lining with tiny tailoring stitch details. Warm and fabulous. Never seen one like this before! You just never know . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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Just the right topper for your elegant suit on Christmas Day.. . . . . . ..(or any other day – let’s not be fussy . . . . . .. ). Soft, plush and luxurious, these true vintage masterpieces also have lovely printed linings.
Lady-like and refined, they’d go very well with the suit shown yesterday or any dress with that same character. I’d even wear them with pants and more casual clothing at times, but these were born to be thoroughbreds.
The one on the right is from Marshall Field and Company in Chicago and belonged to my grandmother. It only remains to say that I wish you all a joyous season with all the ones you love and a fabulous New Year. Thanks for this first year of Magicvintagespy.com and here’s to 2014!
Morgana Martin, the Magicvintagespy
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