Sunday, 21 October 2012

This is a Ben Zuckerman cream wool coat with large gold buttons trimmed in black. The coat is double-breasted and has small pockets near the shoulder.
This coat dates from the mid 1960's. As with all Zuckermans, the coat was made in the USA in a union shop, which ensured fair wages and good working conditions for the garment workers.
Photos courtesy of Vintagelovelove88.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

This is a really wonderful pale beige Ben Zuckerman wool coat. To me, it shows all that Ben Zuckerman excelled at- deceptive simplicity. The coat is wonderfully tailored and has a military feel to it.
The coat was sold at L.L. Berger of Buffalo. This was a high end department store opened in 1905 by Louis L Berger. The store grew over the years and was compared to Saks 5th Avenue and I Magnin. The store filed for bankrupcy in 1991 and the flagship store was converted to luxury apartments.
Photos courtesy of Paperdollsinc.