Originally Posted by Manton
Pic is worse than usual. Arguably useless. Sorry, camera not cooperating today.
I can't really see the full length but it looks too long. A full length overcoat should come to the top of the knee (that's the traditional length) or if you like it longer than to the bottom on the knee. No other lengths are really acceptable and certainly not mid calf for a man's overcoat.
A shorter man should NEVER wear a very long mid calf coat and it should always be above the knee. Anything longer and he looks like Toulouse-Lautrec and it makes him look shorter or like a kid who's coat's too long for him.
I know they sell these longer coats but they're really not correct aside from the fact that the longer length is impractical. I had mentioned this to the tailor at Brooks where I have been buying clothes since I was 8 for school etc and he agreed and just said that well, that's what people want or that's what the buyer ordered. But even at Brokks most overcoats are as I said, to the top of the knee or the bottom of the knee whether you're a short or Tall.