I found this red 50s swing cost many years ago and it’s been my go-to “theater” coat for years. It’s got 3/4 sleeves, and it always makes me wish I had long gloves to go with it. I love the button closure at the top and the material. However, I have a good winter coat (that is actually warm) to wear to the “theater”, so I think it’s time for this coat to find a new owner.
I’m terribly sorry that I only have a blurry picture of the Recess Coat. I bought this years ago at the William Temple Thrift store, because it was reversible. I’m a sucker for a reversible coat. It was also obnxoious in it’s fake fur nature. It kind of sat around for a few years until I got the job at The Emerson School which came with recess duty as one of its requirements. This coat then migrated to school and was always ready to keep me warm. I always accesorized it with those $1.00 stretchy gloves from Fred Meyer and some chapstick. The white card was my laminated “bug and a wish”* reminder to use with the kindergartners. With it, I wore a wool hat (which I am not getting rid of) that I bought at the Council Crest Thrift Store. This coat kept me warm during many a cold and rainy recess. When the weather would warm, I would joke that I’d look like a crazy person, because I would still wear the heavy coat. Because standing outside in shade for 45 minutes is still chilly, even on a sixty degree day.
As I do not have recess duty any longer, it’s time for this most excellent coat to find a new home. Note that it took me almost two months to part with this coat. We’ve had a good partnership.
*It really BUGS me when you [follow me around]. I WISH you would [stop following me around])