Offered by Elegante Furriers, with stores in Paris and New York, this beauty displays pure custom design. The A-line fit is enhanced by the number of individual strips of mink to give a very pricey look. The 5” wide collar that seems to be fox can embrace the neckline either open with the top portion of the coat left open (double breasted effect), buttoned up to protect from the cold, and in addition, can be tipped up for a warm and snuggly feeling around the face. Being double breasted, the right side of the coat laps over the left and is secured with elastic cord that loop over the 1” faux tortoise shell buttons. The very top is secured with a crochet covered button. The 2” wide, 33” long belt loops through a hammered metal loop, then snaps into place. The interior of the coat is just lovely! The black silky textured lining is embroidered with the past owner’s initials and has interior ties.
Concerning the size, it is on the small side. Measurements are as follows: Interior measurement; armhole to armhole measures 20 ½”, waist 18” and hips 22.” The sleeves, from underarm seam to cuff is 15 ¼.” Shoulders, from shoulder seam to shoulder seam where sleeves are attached measure 16.” From armpit seam to hem measures 30.”
This is a luscious, luxurious fur in beautiful, vintage condition. The fur is shiny and supple. There is no shedding or damage. A dry cleaner’s tag is attached to the satin retailer’s tag. There is an ever so slight ‘old’ odor that is faintly detected if you bury your face in the fur under the collar.
What a treasure this coat is!