Anyway, what I was getting to: Some coat inspiration! Less talk and more picures! Here goes:
1920's coats and Butterick pattern, late 20s to early 30s.
Simplicity pattern, ca 1949-1950, Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth
Marilyn Monroe, McCall's pattern ca 1956
Vogue pattern Jacques Klein 1966, Jean Shrimpton
Armani ad in Vogue 1980, Simplicity pattern 1980
Linda Evangelista in Vogue 1991, Vogue pattern Givenchy 1971
Harper's Bazaar November 2012
So... what did I get? Still waiting for it to arrive, I'll show you soon!