February 11, 2009

Vintage score

I found this coat in a resale shop for (insert drum roll) ten bucks!
My house is dark and cavelike today due to the cloud cover and snow.  
I had to lighten the photos to see any color, so everything is a bit off.

The wool coat is in fantastic shape, no funny smells, no stains, no rips or tears, no fading. Happily, this is a mens coat so it actually fits my tall, broad-shouldered frame.

I have a penchant for vintage coats.  I've been wearing this 1960's (mens) black & white checked coat since 1985, (just ignore the BIG hair) and it is still in fantastic shape.



This photo shows the color of the coat the best....a combined red/black.
Love the leather buttons.

I even love the lining.  

I never get this excited buying new clothes. 
Maybe I was born in the wrong era.

42 comments:

picciolo said...

what a great coat, I love the lining. And Aimee's ring is wonderful!
: )

Teri said...

Love the coat, the reds are just so warm and comforting, like listening to Prairie Home Companion!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance

Country Girl said...

Maybe you just like quality. It's an excellent coat and I love the buttons, too. The art teacher at our school just bought a men's coat very similar to this. Now I understand why she was so excited. I think she paid the same amount for it.
Good find!

Hi ! I'm Cindy said...

10 bucks?!?!?!

I have a black one too from high school! ('88)...... add a different scarf, no one knows i've been wearing it for 20 years!! lol! don't worry about being born in the wrong era, everyone else is slowly coming to their senses!!

Great site btw, I enjoy perusing it! ~ Cindy

Cicada Studio said...

I'm right there with you on the mens coat thing:
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Nice find!

High Desert Diva said...

Oh Michelle!
Thanks for the laugh! I'd forgotten about that photo of you from high school. Love the coat, but the hair takes the prize!

Chrisy said...

It's beautiful and really suits you...who'd want to go and pay hundreds for a coat when you can get something like this for so little...well done!

Rosebud Collection said...

Nice looking coat..It is so much fun finding something you enjoy..and a good deal to boot..

fly tie said...

nothing like a good quality find at a great price. the color is great.

Hey Harriet said...

Ten bucks? What a score! Is a resale shop another term for an op shop? Or you call them something different I think but I can't remember what now...

Doesn't matter. Great coat!

Hey Harriet said...

Thrift shop!

Came to me just as I hit 'publish your comment' - wasn't quick enough :)

sherry said...

Fabulous! And, I think we all used to go to the same hair dresser.

Golden West said...

It looks beautifully tailored - a total score! Ad red and black is a great color combo.

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Great coat! I think the thrill of the hunt is just different with thrift shopping. My best find was a custom Yyves Saint Laurent men's 3-piece suit for $15 that fit my 6ft 4in,160 lb. son like a glove! ; )

Sweet Repose said...

I love it...I too wear men's coats, straight from the Good Will, they just fit us tall girls better. The sleeves are all the way to our wrists, the shoulders are wider. With the Chinese making all our clothes these days, they are so much smaller and skimpier...gimme the good OLD goods anyday, it's where I buy all my clothes.

It's recycling...right!

Icky and rainy here too, no snow yet, just flooding, what next...s

jewelstreet said...

I love that coat! The colors are awesome. Mens clothing rocks especially jackets.

willow said...

I have a few men's coats that I still wear, too!! We are just too, too much alike.

Uneekdolldesigns said...

I love vintage coats the best too. I have a vintage coat the reminds of Ethel Mertz every time I wear it!

Uneekdolldesigns said...

I love vintage coats the best too. I have a vintage coat the reminds of Ethel Mertz every time I wear it!

Robynn's Ravings said...

LOVE it! What a find. I thought I was the only one with clothes older than my 17-yr-old daughter!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

now that's a great find! i bought a coat yesterday too, not $10 and not quite as cool, but i'm diggin' it-as far as coats go.

Helen said...

OK! Spill it please ... Where did you find it? I'm in the market for a warm wintery coat ~ I have a huge down filled thing I purchased in MN and a very lightweight thing I purchased in FL. Take pity on me please.

High Desert Diva said...

Helen,
Drove to Prineville yesterday. The shop is called Neat Repeat. It's on the same side road that the museum is on...

The Queen Of Re said...

Very nice. I'm with you on the being born in the wrong era.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Looks cozy--and yes, the buttons are great! Perfect for your neck of the woods for sure. :-)

Haute Country Vintage Co. said...

Fab! luuurve the black/red color & interesting linings ALWAYS make me smile, vintage coats rule :0)

Bonbon Oiseau said...

now that's a nice coat!

chelsea said...

I have a thing for vintage coats. Good find! One of my favorites was a gray woll dress coat with pale pink satin lining and black velvet trim. It was made for me, I swear. Sadly, it marched away with many of my fine things many years ago. Sad.

chelsea said...

I have a thing for vintage coats. Good find! One of my favorites was a gray woll dress coat with pale pink satin lining and black velvet trim. It was made for me, I swear. Sadly, it marched away with many of my fine things many years ago. Sad.

Lisa B. said...

Cool coat! I still have my vintage man's tweet coat that I wore in the 80's. Maybe I should be wearing it again:o lol.

p.s. I'm still drawing a blank on the riddle...can't stop thinking about it tho.

please sir said...

Ohhh what a great find there!!

Elizabeth said...

Leather buttons!
What a blast from the past.
We had a camel ww2 officer's coat we used for going for walks with the dog -yes vintage clothes can be fascinating.

nichole said...

Gorgeous find! I love uncovering a delicious vintage item.

Stacey said...

Great find!!

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

{LUV} the leather buttons...

Amy P. said...

Ooh, what a lovely find, I have a vintage coat obsession too. They live in their own vintage wardrobe after having outgrown my closet space!

Linda S. Socha said...

What a wonderul really...inspiring...find. I want to go shopping ...now. Lovw your blog. This is my first visit here and I am so delighted to so so much I like. Thank you!
Stop by at Psyche Connections and say hello when opportunity presents!
Linda

M.Kate said...

Hey, 10 bucks is super cheap and I like big hair..your big hair, not mine haha!! and the condition is so good, lucky gal :D

Victoria said...

This makes me miss the '80s. (The wearing of oversized vintage coats and jackets, not the big hair!) Great find and I think the plaid lining rocks! (My favorite vintage coat is a gorgeous, calf length, black cashmere coat that belonged to my father and now hangs in my closet.)

Florence said...

I love it, I have gotten some of the best pieces of clothing at resale shops and people all make comments how they like the " whatever I am wearing" I just say thank you and smile. Florence

larkspur said...

Stylin'...

Karine said...

I am so with you when it comes to wondering if I was born in the wrong era. Great coat!!!