This vintage coat from the 1950's is softer than velvet, all furry and warm and in truly excellent condition. The fur is snuggly, soft and supple, the silk brocade lining is spotless and I find no frayed, torn or worn areas. This coat was so fashionable in the 1950's! Today, it will go with just about anything from casual jeans to a winter evening out.
The jacket is marked "Hutzler's", an upscale Baltimore department store chain which closed about 25 years ago. There is a "Fur Label Authority tag sewn into the lining, with a serial number. This tag was used in the 50's to regulate the fur industry, and guaranteed genuine furs made under fair working standards. There is also a monogram JGL sewn into the lining.
Sizing vintage furs is difficult, but this seems small to medium, and I think it could fit anywhere from sizes 6 - 10 or 12. The actual bust measurement (taken on the inside) is about 40", but I recommend a few spare inches. The shoulder to shoulder measurement is 18", the length from shoulder to hem is 25" and the roll-back sleeves are 22" when folded into a cuff, and this can be adjusted a bit, up or down. The sweep, or bottom measurement is 48" - almost a swing coat. There are 2 lined side pockets.
The front overlaps and has 3 crochet covered fur hooks, and you can wear this open or closed, collar up or down. It has been well cared for and kept in a clean non-smoking home.
This is a bit heavy and requires a larger box - I'll do my best to work out the most economical shipping arrangement for you - there may be options that cost a bit less than the stated postage.
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