Originally Posted by odoreater
Thanks for the link Roger. Thing is that I'm 25 years old and in the fall I'm going to be a first year associate at a large law firm. Given my age and my position with my firm I think I'm better off with a shorter top coat (one that is above knee length). It might be weird that I think this and I might be totally off base, but similar to things like wearing suspenders, I think long topcoats is best left to the older more experienced guys at the firm. Is this weird?
EDIT: Also, for the Isaia topcoats, do you go with the same size as the suit size you normally wear?
Not weird, but I think only a complete buffoon would think it inappropriate, pretentious or overly formal for a junior associate or executive to wear something as innocuous as a full length topcoat. (A chesterfield, maybe -- but even so, they'd have to have a stick way up there
to pay any mind to that). I think full-length is a tad more versatile (I'm not nuts about knee-length with black tie, for example), so if I only had one proper topcoat, I'd make it full-, but in the end, it doesn't really matter much either way.You kids, you worry too much about work-appropriate clothing. Add value, and no one really gives a shit. Do you guys remember what the hell your colleagues were wearing today? No. Oh alright you do -- but it's only because you guys are so unnaturally obsessed. Beyond the basic parameters of professional dress, normal people don't care. (Spare me, MIC)