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Excellent condition ~ THE MOST beautiful and elegant riding corset promenade coat ~ Exquisite in

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11 Apr, 2014 14:31:55 BST
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: Excellent condition ~ THE MOST beautiful and elegant riding corset promenade coat ~ Exquisite in EVERY way...One of the most LOVELY coats we have ever offered...
Decade: Pre 1920/Victorian/Edwardian/Equestrian/40s/50s Exact Material: Cashmere & Wool Mix with a little Nylon
Look: Victorian/Edwardian/War Bride/50s Starlet UK Size: UK 12 - in label - please see measurements
Size: 12 European Size: EURO 38 - in label - please see measurements
Main Colour: Blue US Size: US 10 - in label - please see measurements
Vintage Type: True Vintage Exact Colour: Deep Dark Midnight Blue
Material: Wool Blend This EXQUISITE coat might fit: sizes smaller/larger ~ please see measurements
Brand: Mansfield

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~  Neo-Victorian ~ Noir Vamp ~ Femme Fatale ~ 40s War Bride ~ 50s Diva ~ Equestrian ~ Riding ~ Courtesan ~ 18c Mistress ~ Gothic Beauty



Incredibly sexy & timeless, true vintage, hour glass, corset, riding, promenade coat ~ with such beautiful styling...
Renowned Coat Designer ~ Mansfield 

'Equestrian is always in...' ~ Ralph Lauren



Vintage ~ Gothic Beauty ~ Riding ~ Equestrian ~ Lady of the Manor ~ Victorian ~ Edwardian ~ Period Drama ~ Literary Heroine ~ Governess ~ Suffragette ~ Noir Vamp ~ Femme Fatale ~ 40s War bride ~ Soldier's sweetheart ~ 50s Starlet ~ Old Hollywood ~ Opulence ~ Elegance ~ Sexy ~ Glamour ~ So Beautiful...



~ Equestrian & Victorian Trend ~

The distinctive, sexy and elegant Victorian and equestrian looks are very on trend ~ and with their timeless elegance, always will be...

As design icon Ralph Lauren asserts 'equestrian is always in', perhaps because it can be worn with as much flair as fits your personality and always instils a sense of timeless class and subtle femininity as inherited by the Victorians who were able to achieve both rather don leather riding boots and delight in the gorgeous hour glass silhouette intrinsic of the tweed jacket, or just as striking, the long flared riding coat, harking back again to the Victorian and Edwardian era.....



Promenade Coat ~ Riding ~ Corset ~ Day or Evening

A really stunning, very elegant & rare to find, genuine vintage, smooth & luxurious cashmere & wool blend riding corset coat in an elegant deep dark midnight blue ~ an absolutely divine coat by renowned coat designers Mansfield, who are adored for their classic & flattering pieces of exceptional quality and tailoring, very often using cashmere...and this coat is of no exception. In the past Mansfield designed for many celebrities and society dignitaries, including Princess Diana ~ and many of his designs were sold exclusively at the prestigious London department store, Harrods.

Beautifully tailored, this coat creates the most gorgeous & flattering  hour-glass shape which draws in at the waist creating that very sexy 'nipped in' waist, before flaring out to the flared, very full long skirt. ~ This is the MOST divine coat, so elegant & timeless, with subtle gorgeous detailing from the gentle elegant v-neckline, unusual buttons and curved seaming down the front to enhance the sexy and flattering shape, to the very unusual button-through mock back belt/corset detailing at the back, and the exceptionally full flowing flared skirt ~ it's just so fabulous! ~ & the cashmere blend fabric just add that extra touch of glamour & luxury ~ Victorian, Edwardian, Equestrian, 40s, 50s Vamp Femme Fatale...

The perfect coat in every way ~ so incredibly elegant, very sexy & sophisticated ~ would be perfect for any special occasions, weddings, red carpet events etc ~ and just as beautiful worn casually over jeans and boots ~ or any time, day or evening, when you want to look stunning!!!

Excellent condition. 

Gorgeous, soft, exceptional quality blend of 70% Wool with 20% Cashmere & 10% Nylon, in a lovely deep midnight blue (darker than the photographs as the photographic lights lighten colours slightly) ~ fully lined in silky smooth deep blue fabric.


~ Mansfield ~


British outerwear brand Mansfield, was founded by Frank Russell, whose talent in tailoring & cutting fabrics awarded him the nickname 'king of coats'.


The son of an east end tailor, Russell left school at the age of 14 to work in his father's workshop. Determined to carve a name for himself, he took evening classes in pattern cutting and eventually secured a job as pattern cutter at upmarket firm Davids & Frost, working his way up to head pattern cutter at the tender age of 18.

Frank Russell was the archetypal rag trade entrepreneur who built his business up from nothing into a brand, which in its most acclaimed period, during the 1980s, regularly graced the backs of the likes of Princess Diana and former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher ~ and sold in many of the most highly regarded stores such as Harrods, London.

Since shutting down the label in 1990 due to Russell's ill health, his designs, especially his earlier vintage designs, are now incredibly sought after and desired & once you've seen and worn his divine outerwear you'll soon see why ~ beautifully conceived and tailored & always incredibly flattering to the female form. Now very rare to find and very sought after...


Vintage sizes can often come up slightly differently than modern sizing so for more accurate sizing please see the measurements below x 

This coat might fit smaller or larger sizes than those stated in label ~ please see measurements to be sure of fit.

UK 12 ~ in label

EURO 38 ~ in label

US 10 - in label

Some items do not carry a full range of international sizes in the label so we use an internet international size conversion site to translate UK sizes into EURO and US sizes ~ the site has proved very accurate, however if you are unsure please check sizes for yourself.


All measurements taken with garment laid flat so please double up for all the way around where appropriate.

All measurements are taken with the garment pulled a bit to flatten (unless otherwise stated) ~ and please be aware that there is inevitably a slight discrepancy in the ways different people measure ~ so all measurements are approximate and please give or take about a 1/4 inch or so either way.

Please measure against a similar garment of your own which you know fits you well.

Bust ~ armpit to armpit across front ~ approx: 20 inches.

Waist ~ approx: 15 inches

Sleeve Length ~ taken from shoulder down top of sleeve to end ~ approx: 24 inches

Length ~ taken from collar ~ down back of coat to bottom of hem ~ approx: 52 1/2 inches

Shoulder ~ approx shoulder seam to approx shoulder seam ~ across back quite high up near collar ~ approx: 16 inches


20th Century Vintage & Contemporary


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