Vintage Swing Coat for a Rainy Day

This jacket is my oldest garment. It was my Oma’s. I remember greeting her as a child and giving her a hug while she had this coat on. She’d come to visit, hang up her coat, and get started on making something delicious like an apple cake.

vintage coat

My Oma probably bought this in the early 1960s, making it close to 50 years old. It was made in a time when Canada’s garment industry was booming. Not only was this “made in Canada” (harder to find these days), but the label said “made in Winnipeg.” I’ve never seen a clothing  label that listed the city on it (well, there’s DKNY and such, I suppose, but that city is part of the branding). This is a Modes Marcel by Brown Fashions.

jeans and a jacket

Jacket: Vintage Oma
Sweater: Old Navy
Jeans: Gap
Boots: Qupid
Necklace: eBay

I love the swing shape of this jacket and the cropped sleeves. I can wear it with dresses and pants. If it’s cold, I wear long gloves too. I’ll show you that look in the fall (at least I hope I don’t need gloves till then). And no, I didn’t cut my hair. Whenever I tuck it behind my ear, people think I paid a visit to the hairdresser.


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5 responses to “Vintage Swing Coat for a Rainy Day

  1. Love your coat. I love coats!.. and the cool weather that accompanies them. Maybe it’s the wrapping and revealing aspect of them that I love.

  2. Great look!! So glad you are enjoying a coat that I remember well and brings back many wonderful memories!! It would make Oma happy that you are wearing it and proud of you to read your blog and see all your fashionable photos!! Her investment in your modelling course has paid off

    I love the boots – I had a similar black pair in the 60s that laced up the front. Not sure what happened to them, but I remember that mine did not have a side zipper so they needed to be laced up every time.

    • I do love the coat. I have to remember to wear it. I treat it like a museum piece because it’s so old and I don’t want to ruin it. But I realize that clothes are meant to be worn. I rehemmed the lining because it came undone and the edge was longer than the coat. Other than that, it’s holding up well.

      I can’t beleive you had to lace up your boots each time you wore them. What a hassle! I adjusted these once and now I use the zipper 🙂

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