I was given this coat for free from a very lovely lady who I met while thrifting. I admired the two coats she was trying on; one was this one; which had a real fur collar that she wanted on the other coat, so I gave her some idea for this refashion. We parted ways, and unbeknownst to me, bought both coats, borrowed a pair of scissors, and unpicked the treads off the fur collar. The next thing I know she came up and gave me this coat for free as a thank you for my help! Pretty amazing! Another amazing fact; this coat is made in Canada and I love to buy clothing from my own country; added bonus! Then I made a basic two piece “slip cover” for the original collar and hand stitched it on. The cuffs serve to lengthen the too short sleeves, and damn it I love them! I am going to search for some buttons to add to the cuffs to continue the sort of “Queen’s horse guard” military feel of this coat. I am pretty proud of this refashion. Cheers!