60s 70s Bonnie Cashin Leather Coat Vintage Jacket Sills Turnlocks
A classy and stylish vintage leather coat that you'll want to wear forever, from designer Bonnie Cashin, one of the foremothers of American fashion! I believe it dates to the late 1960s to early 1970s. As usual with Cashin, the look is modern and timeless, with raglan sleeves, large collar and clean lines. The iconic turnlock brass toggles that are fasteners for the coat and for the large patch pockets make this unmistakably a Bonnie Cashin design. The coat has a separate matching sash belt that can be used to change up the look.
No size label. I wear a modern 12 and the coat is a reasonable fit except my long arms are too long. I think ideal wearer would be somewhere in the 6-12 range.
|Sleeve length from back of neck||28"||71|
Luxurious leather in camel tan. Completely lined in matching acetate type fabric.
Sills, a Bonnie Cashin Design. Cashin did most of her best coat designs for Paul Sills, working for him between 1953 and 1977. She also designed for Coach handbags during much of that time (1962 - 1974) and used many of the same interesting elements at Coach.
Three sets of brass metal turnlocks down the front. The patch pocket also close with turnlocks. The coat has a matching leather sash belt that is miraculously still with it.
There are small marks at waist level in the sideseams that lead me to believe that the belt was originally attached to the jacket there - see closeup. I see a 0.75" area at the bottom of the right sideseam where the surface of the leather has pulled away from the sideseam a bit - see closeup. Because it's not in a stress are, it doesn't affect wearability and will blend in with use of a matching polish. The lining is a bit dingy in some areas and has a few minor wear abrasions - see closeup. No other significant issues noted - the leather is supple and strong.