1960s Bonnie Cashin Leather Coat

 

 

 

 

It's no great secret that one of the pluses of buying vintage clothing is it's uniqueness.  We know you can just as easily go to the J.Crew website and buy their version of this season's leather coat. But we also figure that the reason you're here instead of there is you appreciate the rare and wonderful attributes of a vintage piece - like quality and construction as well as uniqueness. So it follows that when you're looking for a great leather coat - you really need look no further than Bonnie Cashin. If you already know Cashin, you know what we're talking about, and if you don't - isn't it about time you learned what all the hullabaloo is  about?  Soft as a baby's butt, in a color J. Crew would probably call banana, this straw colored leather coat is divided into thirds - the top section closes from stem (neck) to sternum with three brass turnlock closures, the midsection houses a pair huge square pockets at the hip, and the last section is the hem.  Ever so slight gathering along the back yoke is a clever counterpoint to the clean geometry emphasized by square armholes and welted seams.  Lined in pale gold crepe, it was made for Sills & Co., it also carries a label from Lord & Taylor's Country Shop and is in excellent condition. Bust  42", hip 50", shoulder 15", sleeve 22", length 36".  $425