• Rare Late 1960s BIBA Taupe Coat - New!
  • Rare Late 1960s BIBA Taupe Coat - New!
  • Rare Late 1960s BIBA Taupe Coat - New!
  • Rare Late 1960s BIBA Taupe Coat - New!
  • Rare Late 1960s BIBA Taupe Coat - New!
  • Rare Late 1960s BIBA Taupe Coat - New!
  • Rare Late 1960s BIBA Taupe Coat - New!

Rare Late 1960s BIBA Taupe Coat - New!

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Measurements

Size: Extra Small

Bust:  32 - 33 inches + 81 - 84 cm 

Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

Hips: Free

Sleeve Length: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  47 inches + 119 cm 

Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.

 

Description

* Amazing late 1960s designer military look coat

* Stone coloured linen-look viscose fabric with a nubby texture

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and slightly draped skirt

* Bodice with high stand up collar and centre button opening

* Long sleeves with a slight gather at shoulders

* Huge pockets with flap opening in a curved shape

* Pale gold metal buttons

* Wide self belt with large buckle

* Fully lined, serged seams and hand finished hem

* Early woven label reading BIBA

BIBA LABEL
Biba did not label their clothing until 1968. Until that time the clothing had only a tiny white size label with with the size printed in red. The Biba font was designed by John McConnell in 1968.  This label was woven and not printed. It was used from 1968 around the launch of the first catalogue and it phased out in early 1971. In 1970 the font was slimmed down, as when they first tried to reduce the logo for printing on the new cosmetics range the original font couldn’t be read, so it was slimmed down especially for printing and then used on garment labels and other products as well to keep the label uniform. In 1971 all labels became printed (gold on black and later black on gold) (courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild).


Condition 

Genuine vintage late 1960s Military style coat by iconic British fashion label, BIBA. The coat dates around 1968, when Biba was still a small boutique and not the huge department store it became in the 1970s. It is in excellent condition overall. Two things worth noting are that the buttons are replacements but a great selection for the coat and very similar to the originals and there is the tiniest bit of wear on the buckle. Both minor issues in my opinion but I have priced the coat to reflect this. Really a wonderful example from the period when London set the fashion scene. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

 

Shop Policies

Availability
This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


Postage
We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

LayBys/Layaways
Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Alterations
Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

Special Orders
If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

Photography
Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.