John (that’s my hubby) bought his at a flea market in Rome in December 1986, when we were there on our extended honeymoon. We were in Italy in December during one of the coldest Decembers on record and headed to Germany for the winter where John would study German.
Between me and my sister, we basically wore mine right out. John usually wears his only for Sunday best and so it’s lasted this long; which goes to show you that when you buy quality and treat it well, it can last a lifetime.
Again, it’s the kind of coat he’ll only wear when he’s dressing up to go out somewhere so, if he’s smart and treats it like his father (and not like his mother and aunt treated mine) he should never have to buy another coat like it again.
Do you have a gem in your closet like these? Something that you got for nothing and that you’ve had forever? I’d love to hear its story.