This is a vintage suede shearling coat that was sold at Birger Christensen, a high end department store located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Birger Christensen was established in 1869 and is known for its furs - this suede shearling coat would have been quite expensive. The coat has a suede exterior with decorative stitching, a shearling interior and a wide collar that can be worn up to shield the head. The coat flares out to the bottom, like an A line, and closes with two buttons and loops positioned at the upper front. It has dropped shoulders. This suede shearling coat has a pocket built into either side of the coat.
Age: difficult to know for sure, but I would think 1980s
Label: Birger Christensen with the following Royal Warrants:
Purveyor To Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark
Purveyor To His Majesty The King Of Sweden
Purveyor To Her Majesty The Queen Of Greece
Color: Brown with black stitching and off-white fleece fur
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this shearling coat should fit a large size, please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the thickness of the suede and fur into account:
Shoulders: 29” across dropped shoulder seam-to-seam following the contour of the shoulder / 24” across the chest seam-to-seam
Sleeves: 24 1/2” long from the dropped shoulder seam with the cuff unturned. 35” from the mid-neck seam to the cuff edge with the cuff unturned. Turning the cuff will shorten the sleeve length
Sleeve Inseam: 16 1/2” long, including the fur cuff
Bust: 50” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 33” around
Hips: 54” around
Bottom: 78” around
Overall length: 42” long, taken at the back from the neck seam to the hemline
Condition: This suede shearling coat is in very good condition with no pronounced marking, wear, tear, soiling, staining or odour.
This suede shearling coat is of obvious superior quality - the suede has a beautiful nappe (finish). Very nice suede shearling coat from a well regarded Danish retailer!
Vintage Suede Shearling Coat Birger Christensen Denmark Sz L