I had the great good fortune to be able to buy a wool+cashmere coat for $1. A friend spotted it first. Luckily she is built on compact lines.
Instead it was my size (i.e. comfortable)
It made me look like a lost polar bear.
And I wish I had taken a picture of it before I took out the horrible shoulder pads and bundled it into the dyepot.
At least I had the sense to shoot the bundle.
It's been a rather fabulous present to myself. Every part is delicious (to me, anyway).
But as they say in the classics
...the devil is in the detail.
I'd say the true delight is in the detail.
Even the lining, though synthetic, turned out nicely.
The cost was made in Uruguay. I wonder if that's a sign?