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Vintage 1960s Faux Fur Leopard Coat 1960s Acrylic Pile Lou Ritchie Ladies Size M


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This is a vintage 60s faux fur short coat with a leopard spot pattern, made by Lou Ritchie of Montreal, Canada.  The coat has a high set, wide, notched collar and lapel that can be worn open or posed up in order to provide extra warmth - there is no closure, however, to fasten the neck.  It has a double breasted button arrangement that does up to the left with two buttons.  There is also a buttonhole at the top so that the coat can be closed to the right, but only with the top button.  There is a slash pocket built into either side.  The sleeves are made in a raglan style.  The coat is lined in copper brown coloured rayon satin.

Age: 1960s

Label: Lou Ritchie of Montreal Made in Canada

Material: Acrylic pile

Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the thickness of fabric into account:

Shoulders:  17” across, approximated due to raglan cut of sleeve

Sleeves:  27 1/2” long from the neck seam

Sleeve Inseam:  16”

Bust: 42” around, taken under the arms

Waist: 44” around

Hips:  46” around

Overall length: 33”

Condition:  It is in very good condition, the only defects being worn lining at the opening of the pockets and one pinhead sized hole to the lining at the upper back, really minor.  The lining in the pockets could simply be removed or replaced, if desired, as it only covers the first inch of the interior pocket and really doesn’t serve much purpose.  Otherwise, this coat looks very good with no pronounced wear, other tear or staining.

This is a great looking vintage faux leopard coat - Lou Ritchie was a very good coat manufacturer.  I’ve had quite a few of his coats over the years, and they are always stylish and well made.