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Vintage 1970s Black Velvet Maxi Coat Lou Ritchie Canada Sz M

by poppysvintageclothing.com

$ 175.00

  • Product Description

This is a very nice quality vintage 1970s black velvet maxi coat made in Canada by Sport Togs under the “Lou Ritchie” brand name.  Lou Ritchie was a Canadian designer, who also designed for the Rainmaster brand.  The fabric is of a medium weight and the coat is fully lined in black satin.  This velvet maxi coat does up with four buttons within an eight button double breasted configuration - doing up the top button is optional should you wish to have lapels (see photos).  The coat has a small squared lapel when the top button is undone and also has a wide, pointy collar that can be worn up or down (see photos).  The back of this velvet maxi coat has a decorative belt at the waist that is joined by a crossed metal link.  There is a slash pocket built into either side.  The coat is cut to fall in drapes.

Label: Lou Ritchie of Montreal Made in Canada.  The ILGWU union label was in use from 1968 until 1984, but this coat probably dates to the mid-70s. 

Sizing: No size is indicated on this velvet maxi coat, and although this should fit a medium size, please note the following measurements, taken from the exterior, for fit - please take the style of the coat and the thickness of the fabric into account:

Shoulders: 17” across from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeves: 23” from the shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeve inseam:  15 1/2”

Bust: 38” around, meant to hang loosely

Waist:  37”

Hips: 40”

Length: 52”, measured flat

Condition:  This velvet maxi coat is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear or stains - there is some discolouration to the lining at the left armpit (see photo of union label) and the maker’s label is missing its top part.  Otherwise, this velvet maxi coat looks like it saw little use and was well cared for and stored over the years.

This is a very nice quality velvet maxi coat - easy to wear, classic 70s style!

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