Just sharing a few more lovelies from Ebay this week:
This is a beautiful coat, stylistically speaking--but I don't think it is lined, so might not be warm enough for a true winter coat. Also, the design is very subtly specific--see the skeletal gent in a top hat? Lovely--but perhaps not the mood I want to convey with the one coat I wear all winter. The buttons appear cheap, so I can't tell what the workmanship will be either.
Another velvet coat from the same maker, also likely not lined. Lovely all purpose and elegant look, though!
Someone is bidding on this beautiful coat--oh, and I'm tempted to go against her. The open front is my only concern--but as long as I have a neat velvet scarf to tuck inside, I'd be fine.
This one is intriguing--lots of interesting detail and the overall design is lovely. But those buttons--they sure look cheap from here. Same with the belt design on the side. So I have a feeling this might be a piece that looks more faux than I like.
And this one is really interesting. . . . Can't say the overall effect work for me--a little too costumey. ButI love the overall textures--the vintage gloss of the coat fabric, the creamy dull highlights, the style of the buttons. . . would love to see this in person. Doesn't look like something you would want to wear a lot, however.
And this one--love the dark grey with the copper buttons! I can't tell if those are real metal buttons, but considering the coat fabric is polyester, I have a feeling those buttons would be so disappointing up close. So sad--this is a lovely style, and if it was in wool I likely would have tried it out!
And so the hunt for a beautiful but practical winter Steampunk coat continues!
Don't forget--if you see any coats to share, please do in the comments.