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Originally Posted by Mort Sobite View Post

According to expert tailors gained from generations of experience on what looks and fits best. Of course, you can wear anything you like




Funny, I've talked to lots of "expert tailors" who say mid-calf is "correct."


Actually, it sort of depends on the coat. A sportier coat like a British Warm is traditionally knee length. A more formal coat like a Chesterfield tradtionally extends past the knee.

People always asked me "are you Jewish?" when wearing this. Its pretty long. I don't know why people like short coats these days though.

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post #122 of 233
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I'm getting a fitting for my greatcoat on Monday. Should be interesting since it is not a standard format.

That's funny. Sorry.
post #123 of 233
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Edited by F. Corbera - 11/6/11 at 5:31am
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FWIW, of the two camel colors in the Harrison book, I prefer the lighter. It's more traditional, among other things.
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Edited by F. Corbera - 11/6/11 at 5:32am
post #126 of 233
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

FWIW, of the two camel colors in the Harrison book, I prefer the lighter. It's more traditional, among other things.

Looks pale and washed out, not as rich as the other. Will your coat be the lighter traditional shade?
post #127 of 233
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How about the original color: cream?
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Unfortunately, too Noël Coward for today.

I have one that is a shade of wheat or oatmeal.

F.C. add about 4" to the length to hit at the top of your calf.

Three topcoats in work for clients right now.

Dark navy herringbone, 3B, SB, slash pockets, split sleeve like on the Polo coat.

Very dark brown and black herringbone, 3B, SB, Chesterfield.

Wrap in midnight navy cashmere
post #128 of 233
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How about the original color: cream?

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This one looks like it's a raglan. Not typical on a Polo.
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Edited by F. Corbera - 11/6/11 at 5:32am
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It's a storage issue, trust me
post #131 of 233
The thought of wearing a coat below my knees scares me more than an SF shoe circle.
post #132 of 233
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

The thought of wearing a coat below my knees scares me more than an SF shoe circle.

I used to like them a lot, but have recently preferred shorter coats. I'll keep a long trench and an overcoat for the most bitter cold or wet days, but any new coats will be at or above the knees.
post #133 of 233
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I think I am going to get a lightish covert coat for non-freezing cold days, and that will end at the knee.
post #134 of 233
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I used to like them a lot, but have recently preferred shorter coats. I'll keep a long trench and an overcoat for the most bitter cold or wet days, but any new coats will be at or above the knees.

I think that taller people look off in a coat above the knee -- shorter coats look much better on a shorter person... I am Manton and Abe's height and have had short overcoats that just look wrong
post #135 of 233
I'd kinda like a mid-calf length mink coat, but it's not quite cold enough in LA.
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