1950s Pierre Balmain Deep Mustard Orange Wool 'Blanket' Car Swing Coat

This fantastic car coat by Pierre Balmain is made out of a lightweight wool that has been dyed to a deep golden mustard color. It is made of a lightweight wool that is very comfortable to wear but still warm. The fabric feels like the same weight and thickness as a treasured vintage wool blanket. The cut is a fabulous example of the loose, yet sculptural styles of the fifties with lots of volume through the body. The collar is rounded and neat and each sleeve is finished with a turned up cuff with a notched detailing. They are cut wide and straight. The shoulders are rounded with no padding and the body of the coat beneath it is loose and easy. The silhouette of the coat gets wider as it nears the hem. At the back it is cut so that there is extra volume there. I love the top stitched detailing around the shoulder and there are pockets that sit on each hip. The buttons are the same shade of collars the coat and they are very oversized which adds a little boldness to the piece. It is very made and finished by hand and with ribbon edged seams inside. Excellent condition.

Unlined and it closes with hidden snaps set under the buttons down the front. Pockets on each hip. Hand finished and ribbon finished edges inside. The generous cut should fit a range of sizes

Sleeves: approx 22"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Inner bust: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist-hips: open
Length: 40" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# C416

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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