Vintage Navy Oppenheim Collins Wool Coat
Navy Oppenheim Collins wool dress coat. Impeccably tailored. 1940s new look style: padded shoulders, a slim waist and a full skirt complete with slim hip pads. Paneled for best fit. Pewter crest buttons down the front. Peter pan collar. Hidden slit pockets. Fully lined.
From a 1941 New York Times article, "The half-pint is a special small size limited to those who are not more than 5 feet 5 inches tall and wear junior sizes from 9 to 17....The half-pint style, while it may suit any age between 16 and 30, is essentially young. The time that favors it likes short, swinging skirts and has a special fondness for dresses with a deep inset midriff girdles."
MODERN SIZE ESTIMATE: XS-S
Label: Oppenheim Collins, label also reads "Half Pint Shop, 5 to 15", second label reads "Lassie Junior"
Fabric: Wool backed with another material for warmth, full acetate lining
Color: Navy blue
Condition: Good vintage condition with minimal signs of overall wear. No tears, stains or damage.
Shoulder to Shoulder: 16"
Sleeve Length: 24"
Bust (Armpit to Armpit): 35"
Overall Length: 46"