Bust: measures 42” flat. Should easily fit up to 38” over clothing, possibly up to 40” with a tighter fit
Waist: free (coat); belt will fit up to 30”
Hip: measures 50” flat to fit up to 44” very loosely
Length: 46” from shoulder to hem in front; back of neck to hem is 48”
Sleeve length: 24”
Shoulder to shoulder: 15.75”
Label: Ransohoff’s San Francisco (store label); Lawrence of London (maker’s label)
This lightweight ladies’ 1950s coat in aqua corduroy was purchased at Ransohoff’s, a former upscale department store in San Francisco. (A meticulously recreated soundstage version of Ransohoff’s was visited by Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart in the Hitchcock film “Vertigo”. Pretty cool!) The coat is quite long, and fairly straight in cut, more like a trench coat or raincoat. It has fairly large shoulder pads, large patch pockets and faux cuffs (front only) on its full-length sleeves. It is double-breasted, with one set of functional and one set of decorative buttons--3 of each--the third set is hidden under the collar, as shown, when the top button is undone. The coat comes with a matching aqua corduroy fabric beret-style hat (with unusual flap in back) and skinny belt. The coat is lined with black rayon taffeta fabric printed all over with the maker’s name: Lawrence of London. In excellent condition, this unique 1950s lightweight coat will work well for spring, fall, or a warmer climate.