1950s White Leather Tent Coat With Whip Stitch & Fur Cuffs
This is every inch that classic, couturier inspired, tent coat of the fifties except it has been done in a white leather. I have truly never seen anything like it before and I think it is wonderful. The cut is extraordinary and i have to say that the photos of it on the mannequin do not convey how this will sit on a real girl. Which is exactly why I decided to take it for a spin myself so you can see how wonderful it looks on. If you are a fan of these coats then you already know how great these are and to see one made of leather - and white leather at that - is not something you will see every day. The leather gives it enough body to hold the form and structure of the coat. The pieces are whip-stiched into places. I love the extra detailing this gives to the line of the coat. The cut is extremely sculptural with lots of volume. A small, neat collar sits at the neck and each sleeve is cut wide and to the elbow. A circle of white fox circles each cuff. All of the volume comes out from the shoulder and when on creates the most dramatic silhouette. I love the detailing on the pockets that sit on either side for the perfect finish. Excellent overall condition.
Partially lined in black satin and leather for other parts. It closes with the large leather details that pull through the holes on the opposite side. The leather does show some overall grubbiness and patina from age and normal wear. Pockets sit on each hip. The cut will allow for a range of sizes.
Sleeves: approx 16"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 39" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon. (See more on Instagram)
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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