60s/70s Plush Chenille Carpet Bag Coat
This 1960s jacket is a riot of rich, harvest colors and vertical patterns. Lush, plush, textured chenille fabric. Solid black quilted lining. Deep patch pockets. Military style buttons*. Warm and cozy. Union made in the U.S.A.
* The buttons copy those worn by Hessian mercenaries fighting for the British in the American Revolutionary War. They feature a "Teutonic, 3-Footed (actually 2 feet and a tail) Eagle" and the motto, Spes Nostra Es Deus meaning God Is Our Hope (those 6 years of Latin continue to prove useful in surprising ways).
Labels: no manufacturer labels remains, only a 1963-'74 ILGWU tag
Fiber/Care: unsure what the chenille is made of but it's soft, very plush, and likely a blend of natural and synthetic fibers, the lining is a silky quilted fabric, probably rayon, backed with a cotton or blend batting. Dry Clean.
Condition: only subtle signs of wear on the exterior. the chenille was probably fluffier to begin with, but is still plenty plush. we've stitched a few seams closed. no tears to the exterior and no stains. we repaired the lining at the underarms. some weak spots remain. we did not dry-clean this jacket but it's odor-free and ready to wear. has a stretchy belt loop, but no belt (we'd just snip that as we think it looks better without).
chest/bust: 40"/101.5cm (no darts)
☞ Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 30 years old. Please read condition report provided above. ☜
Notes: Significant shipping overages (where applicable) will be refunded. This coat is quite heavy and bulky to ship. we'll send it via the most economical but safe means. International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees.
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