How to Shop for Vintage Clothing Pick the Best Vintage Coat
A good coat will have a layer of chamois leather sewn in the lining from the shoulders to the waist. This thin piece of hide adds a little protection from the bite of the cold winter wind. They may not even make them like this anymore. The coat in the photo is a late 60s mohair and alpaca.
BTW I picked up a vintage 100% camel hair coat last weekend - pics after I get it cleaned.