IVS Lab Coats are kimono-style, one-size, made from easy care polyester/cotton poplin. Why poplin? Also called “nurses uniform poplin” this fabric wears well and comes out of the dryer in a more or less wearable state. However, if you want all cotton we can do that. In the ordering section you will see a link to Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons that come in every color possible, and you may choose a color from there.
If there is a particular fabric you like you can ask us to order it or you can send it in – same thing with the trim. There is no additional cost to ask for something else if the expenses end up being about the same and if you provide materials the price would be reduced. All the fabric is washed before construction and sometimes after construction if there's a lot of chalk left over from marking the pattern.
While there are finished coats in stock many times your order will be made starting from scratch and could take 2 weeks to ship. Three weeks if the supplies need to be ordered.
All coats have been and will continue to be made in our home studios here in California.
Currently the coats are available in women's size small/medium (previously called “One Size”) up to extra large. There is also a women's small in the works. Below are measurements to help you choose.
A velcro tab at the sleeve allows you to tighten up the fit, helping to keep your cuffs out of the way especially when working with wet materials or around things that could catch and snag.
In general, the woman's small/medium lab coat fits up to about a size 14.
Many of the bias tape trim options you've seen at AIC are now discontinued, but if you have an idea for a color or pattern that would suit you we are happy to work with you. The skull trim, in particular, was from France and is no longer being manufactured. We have a few coats with the red skull trim made up but when they're gone, they are gone.
$58 each and $63 for coats with patterned or Liberty of London floral trims.
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Underarm across back to underarm (before the actual armpit) 21.5″
Sleeve, wrist up to the edge of armpit: 16.5″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17.25″
Underarm across back to underarm: 22.75″
Sleeve, wrist up to the edge of the armpit: 17.5″
Women's Extra Large:
Shoulder to shoulder: 18.5″
Underarm across back to underarm: 24.5″
Sleeve, wrist up to the edge of the armpit: 17.5
Shoulder to shoulder (coat, not counting sleeve area): 18.75″
Underarm across back to underarm: 22.5″
Sleeve, wrist up to the edge of the armpit: 18″
Shoulder to shoulder (coat, not counting sleeve area): 19.75″
Underarm across back to underarm: 24.75″
Sleeve, wrist up to the edge of the armpit: 18.5″
Men's Extra Large:
Shoulder to shoulder (coat not counting sleeve area): 20.75″
Underarm across back to underarm: 25.75″
Sleeve, wrist up to the edge of the armpit: 19″
For Poplin, write in a base fabric from the swatch cards in the image gallery.
For Cotton choices (+$10), write in your choice from www.robertkaufman.com/fabrics/kona_cotton
Solid – Red, Black, Silver Grey, Orange, Hot Pink, Navy or write in choice from www.simplicity.com/p-770-wrights-extra-wide-double-fold-bias-tape-3-yards.aspx
Patterned ($5) – Liberty of London Meadow, Liberty of London Valeria Lilac, Liberty of London Valeria Yellow, Liberty of London Wiltshire Green, Heather plaid, Autumn plaid, Purple plaid (view samples in the image gallery)
– Ladies Black poplin/red trim
– Ladies Black poplin/Navy trim
– Ladies Black poplin/black trim
– Ladies Silver poplin/Liberty of London Meadow trim
– Ladies Charcoal poplin/Liberty of London Meadow trim
– Ladies Charcoal poplin/ Hot Pink trim
– Ladies Midnight poplin/Orange trim
– Ladies Purple poplin/Silver Grey trim
– Ladies Teal poplin/Royal Blue trim