28 Sep '13, 10am

@helenlewis @RosamundUrwin What is it with alligators & hideous trench coats? $250K for this beauty. #womanrepellent

@helenlewis @RosamundUrwin What is it with alligators & hideous trench coats? $250K for this beauty. #womanrepellent

we wrote about last summer? Luxury Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo has upped the ante considerably with a full length, double-breasted trench coat (above) made from the world's finest crocodile skin that costs an astounding $250,000. Available only by special order, the incredible matte black coat, handmade by artisans in Italy, features epaulettes, D-rings, forearm straps and a silk lining. Thomas Burberry is credited with inventing the trench coat in 1901; originally only British army officers were allowed to wear one. We're guessing this version was probably conceived of before the luxury goods market went to hell in an alligator handbag.

Full article: http://www.luxist.com/2009/01/16/the-250-000-ferragamo-cr...

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