Vintage Freiss by Reiter Couture Black Swing Coat with Velvet Trim Yoke
Vintage Freiss by Reiter Couture Black Swing Coat with Velvet Trim Yoke. This is one for die for. Not sure if it's wool or wool cashmere blend. Starting from the top is has 3 button closures. 2 of which are faced glass. Over should shoulder is a black velvet ribbon that swoops down in in front and adorned with a bow which conceal a snap closure. The ribbon continues symmetrical styling on the back side with a bow . The bodice of coat is open like an opera coat that is usually held closed by snuggling the hands in the slashed in frontal pockets. The sleeves are terminated with a wide cuff that has 3 button each. It is very fully lined. There is the option of buttoning in a fur collar at the button are there but this coat comes without the collar.
The condition is very good and could be excellent with the exception of a few minor issues. First off the 3 closure button do not match. 2 are glass but 1 is a replacement but it is not noticeable. The orig button are faceted with a gold overlay on the facets. The replacement glass button is flat on top with a beveled edges. The top neck button is just a plain black plastic and does not show. The other issue is that all of the original buttons have some of the gold overlay coming off in places. Still it is not noticeable. The 3rd issue is that it needs pressing. It has been in storage smashed up against other coats. I have steamed the major wrinkles out but there are some that remain. I guess it to be about a size 12. Here some some basic measurements:
Length from shoulder to hem....42"