Pea coat. I found the Polo one to be the nicest fitting (for under $500) but the buttons are sewn on for shit. Also, Spiewak (maker of original pea coat I think) has some decent casual styles and you can find them on Zappos.
Originally Posted by lee_44106
It's probably that "Brunello Cucinelli" tag and the corresponding price tag.
Had it said "Faded Glory" you probably would not give it a second look.
Amen to "BC price tag." Not everything the guy makes (or licenses out) is magical and worth the money.
Originally Posted by mack11211
Traditions are culturally and geographically specific.
For the Americans, it's a center vent.
For the English, it's a double vent.
For the French and the Italians, it may be a double vent or it may be none at all.
I prefer a double vent but have all the styles among my various coats.
This guy got it right all around!
I doubt you want to go custom made. A standard point collar works well with a pin. See if www.tiebar.com has any. If the spread on the collar is too wide, it will not hold together. Also, I question the use of this accessory--something of an affectation, IMO, especially without a dressy suit. But since most doctors dress like shit, with hideous ties and "comfortable shoes" (plus chinos), you'll stand out for sure! Good luck with it.
No sweater, and do you have anything other than brown? Brown is not a first choice for a job interview. You should have a solid stable of blue, gray and pinstripes before getting a brown suit. And please don't buy a green one.
Button down is less dressy. Like many of the posters, I prefer spread with some substance or cutaway. You didn't mention whether you were wearing a jacket. If it is a blazer, button down is okay, but not for a suit. If a dressier sport coat, I generally avoid a BD there as well.