ANOTHER FUN FIND – SUEDE AND FUR SPORTY SIXTIES MIDI COAT

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Once again, a beautifully-cared-for coat from the mad mod era of the Sixties.  This one more closely approaches the late Sixties hippie – boho styling that was popular then.  I have another one, very similar, of suede and shearling which has kind of an Asian-sheepherder vibe.  The predominant elegance of the earlier part of that decade gave way to much more casual design later on.

Regardless, this coat is very well-made and also features the basted-on collar and cuffs that make changing the look or dealing with cleaning a lot simpler.  The suede is still that super-soft fine leather that may be lambsuede (makes me sad just to think about it) which had been a popular coat material  during the Kennedy administration.  That and the beautiful fur trim (again, very sad) is a nod to the elegance that was fast slipping away.

One thing that makes me very happy when I see vintage furs is that today faux furs look virtually identical!  That’s one plus which will make the practice of raising, trapping and slaughtering animals for their furs less popular.  Please, never buy a modern garment made with real fur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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TRUE VINTAGE CUFFED HIGH-WAIST PANTS FROM THE EARLY 1970’S IN A SUMMER RED GINGHAM CHECK

TRUE VINTAGE CUFFED HIGH-WAIST PANTS FROM THE EARLY 1970'S IN A SUMMER RED GINGHAM CHECK

They’re back again! This style was the thing in the 1940’s (think Katherine Hepburn) and didn’t really show up like this again until the early ’70’s, though waistlines sat at the true waist mostly during the 1950’s and 1960’s (with the exception of “hip-huggers” in the late ’60’s). Cuffs, especially for women, have been sporadic.

I’m not a fan of super-low-show-almost-everything waistlines, but I’m not sure how flattering these high ones are, either, on most people. Oh, well, the 1970’s were not really a decade with lots of classic style and elegance. It was more casual fun and, the rule is always – WEAR WHAT YOU LIKE.

These are just regular, average clothes in 100% cotton by a company called Beeline, which has since disappeared.
So, why would you prefer these over something you can buy at the GAP? I don’t know – probably just because these are the original, which is usually the best.

If you keep your eyes open, pay attention to the details and refuse to settle for less, you just never know. . . . . . . . . .

Morgana Martin, the Magicvintagespy
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