Vintage 1930s Noir Princess Cut Car Coat

A chic late 1930s car coat.  Medium weight black faille.  Slight gathering at the shoulders with subtle flaring sleeves.  Fitted waist with a gathered princess-cut skirt that hits just below the hips.  A large metal button closes the coat at the front.  Lined with silky black acetate and a light wool backing.



  • Label               The Addis Co., Syracuse NY; Paula Wilson (the original owner?)
  • Best fits           S (see measurements; allow room for movement over clothing)
  • Circa               Late 1930s / early 1940s
  • Fabric              Faille

Condition      Overall very good.  The jacket is in amazing, wearable condition, showing light, normal wear.  There is a small wear spot on the button hole that is covered by the large button. 




  • Shoulders           15.5"
  • Bust                    up to 40" (keep in mind the looser fit)
  • Waist                  28"  (allow 1"-2" for room over clothing)
  • Length                34.5"
  • Sleeve length     24"