Wonderful 1960s Mink Coat w a Deep Brown Chocolate & Ivory Fur & Leather Chevron Pattern
This is a stunning example of the fur pieces being produced during this time period. This was the beginning of the movement of treating fur more like a fabric and making coats that had far more style to them then the previous norm. It is made from alternating strips of a deep brown mink, an ivory mink and then a dark brown leather that is so deep in colour it picks up as black against the other two. The fur is supple, shiny and very soft. The fur is set in on angled chevron rows with the bands of leather in between. This creates an incurable visual effect. It is cut in a classic sixties cut that flares out as it reaches the bottom hem. Each sleeves widens out to a flare finish at the cuff and I love how the pattern is taken down right to the ends of each sleeve. The collar is notched and made from the darker mink and this then runs down the front and around the hem to anchor the angled pattern. It does up with textured black dome buttons at the front. Pockets sit along the edge of the seams at each hip. It has been properly stored and cared for and appears to have been worn very little if at all. No splitting, issues or shedding. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a deep brown silk satin and closes with buttons down the front. Pockets on each hip. I see no bald spots or shedding. The pelts are supple and soft. The fur has the slightest bit of a vintage storage smell. Very minor. It is still supple and is stable with no signs of any shedding that would indicate that it is breaking down.
Sleeves: approx 23"
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment is clean as found condition. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
I have a small collection of historically important, key designer labelled vintage furs and fur trimmed pieces stored away in my archives that I will be slowly posting on the site over the next couple of years until I have none left. I will no longer be buying furs for the shop moving forward and have not purchased anything for several years now. I feel like times have changed and while there still is a place for vintage furs for some, including collectors and historians, many modern girls are choosing other options. Many of the pieces in my collection are representative of the designer during a set time period in history that was different then our modern outlook. I have decided that the best course to handle this controversial issue is to let the pieces I have go rather then sit in a cold storage unit. Fur coats are final sale.
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