Vintage 50s Monte Sano & Pruzan Silk Lined Houndstooth Frock Coat - L
Founded in 1915, Monte Sano and Pruzan in New York, soon became well renowned for their excuisite attention to detail and hand finished tailoring. Winning the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in 1952, and the Silk Salute Award in 1954 for their 'dress-like' coats.
Here we have a beautiful example of such a coat. Constructed in houndstooth wool and lined in red silk crepe, it is clear no expense has been spared. The shape is typically early 50s New Look, with a full skirt, a nipped in waist and low-cut armholes. Sleeves taper to the wrist where they are fitted. A wide collar frames the face.
Unfortunately, this piece has not made it through the decades unscathed,
she is missing the original belt but retaining belt loops,
there is a small hole by the hook and eye at the waist where the hook has snagged the woollen fabric
a button hole on the collar would have allowed the collar to fasten and stand up, however, the buttonhole has been stitched closed and the button from the other side removed and placed on top of it, we believe this is probably because the buttonhole had begun to fray
L. Davis has written her name on the inside of the coat.
Please see pictures for a better idea.
Although there are some imperfections we still believe this coat practically oozes period glamour.
|Category||Jackets & Coats|
|Chest (flat garment) - (inches)||46|
|Length - (inches)||44|
|Sleeve - (inches)||21|
|Fabric||Crepe, Silk, Wool|