Seller: rking6 (526) 100%, Location: Cumming, Georgia, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 282998060787 Vintage Hippy / Rocker Childs Shearling Afghan coat with wire clasp closures, one of the biggest fashion trends of the late 60’s and 70’s. Made out of sheep or goat skin on the outside and soft fleece on the inside, the coat is embroidered with fine silk thread in different geometric patterns and star shapes. This style of coat made its first appearance in the West onto the London fashion scene in 1966, just as fashion was becoming more influenced by Eastern looks. Craigs Sams was an English entrepreneur who imported the coats from the Ghazni province and sold them to London boutiques including Granny Takes A Road Trip. One day, a band named The Beatles visited the shop and emerged wearing Afghan coats. Once they were photographed in them, it set off a worldwide trend that continued through the 70’s (even today, you can see variations of this boho-chic coat on the runway and the streets). The coats were so popular that rockers David Bowie and Eric Buron wore them on their wedding day. SHOULDERS MEASURES: APPROX. 12 1/2" OVERALL LENGTH MEASURES: APPROX. 29" SLEEVE LENGTH: APPROX. 13" WAIST MEASURES: APPROX. 14"