New Old Coat


3 dollars + 2 hours of altering, washing by hand, and blocking = new winter coat

This ’80s era JG Hook herringbone tweed coat just needed shoulder pad surgery and a thorough wash to become my new, toasty warm, winter wrap. I put a premium on finding vintage pieces that were made in the US, and this coat is union made and well-constructed: in order to remove the internal shoulder pads, I had to go through two invisible shoulder seams with pleating on the inner lining. I was impressed, and had to work carefully to put it all back together the right way.


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