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post #16 of 30
I got an impression that this guy is young lad and it's his first job. If that is the case I would advise against overly stuffy coats with contrasting collars. These coats might look good on older gents, but for a young guy such coat would create only problems. Let's just say you would be misunderstood around office if spotted wearing one of those coats.

Your best bet is: Banana R., J. Crew, Macy's, or Brooks Bros.
You need a coat that would be wearable to work as well as to a club. If you find a coat you like but it fits wide as a tent, don't get discouraged. Take it to a tailor for quick fix.


P.S. Also I would advise against shoes with buttons, smoking-pipes, umbrellas with wooden handles and monocles.
post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz
I got an impression that this guy is young lad and it's his first job. If that is the case I would advise against overly stuffy coats with contrasting collars. These coats might look good on older gents, but for a young guy such coat would create only problems. Let's just say you would be misunderstood around office if spotted wearing one of those coats.

Your best bet is: Banana R., J. Crew, Macy's, or Brooks Bros.
You need a coat that would be wearable to work as well as to a club. If you find a coat you like but it fits wide as a tent, don't get discouraged. Take it to a tailor for quick fix.


P.S. Also I would advise against shoes with buttons, smoking-pipes, umbrellas with wooden handles and monocles.

Hahaha, I'll stay away from thos items.

I wasn't aware that people tailored coats. That makes it easier I suppose, because many of the ones I tried last weekend did not come in at the waist, so they jsut draped down like a tube. Looked kind of silly on a slim guy like me.
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz
I got an impression that this guy is young lad and it's his first job. If that is the case I would advise against overly stuffy coats with contrasting collars. These coats might look good on older gents, but for a young guy such coat would create only problems. Let's just say you would be misunderstood around office if spotted wearing one of those coats.

Your best bet is: Banana R., J. Crew, Macy's, or Brooks Bros.
You need a coat that would be wearable to work as well as to a club. If you find a coat you like but it fits wide as a tent, don't get discouraged. Take it to a tailor for quick fix.


P.S. Also I would advise against shoes with buttons, smoking-pipes, umbrellas with wooden handles and monocles.

This whole post makes little if any sense to me
post #19 of 30
I'm in the process of shopping around via Ebay for a number of overcoats, of which I only intend to keep one. If you wear something in the 36-38 range, keep an eye on the buy/sell forum for the next few weeks as I try to flip the stuff I don't want.
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by gdl203
This whole post makes little if any sense to me

It makes sense to me, though I'm not in agreement.
post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
It makes sense to me, though I'm not in agreement.

Really? did you understand the P.S. as well?
post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by gdl203
Really? did you understand the P.S. as well?

The P.S. was a bit of hyperbole but his position is that young men should dress their age; that a covert coat is "Old Man".
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
The P.S. was a bit of hyperbole but his position is that young men should dress their age; that a covert coat is "Old Man".

Banana Republic sells covert coats as well.
post #24 of 30
Covert coats aren't for old men. Nor are they for young men. They're for people who have good taste. That said, a double breasted is very Cary Grant, and warm. As an added bonus, it'll bulk you up visually if you're tall.
post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Covert coats aren't for old men. Nor are they for young men. They're for people who have good taste.

That said, a double breasted is very Cary Grant, and warm. As an added bonus, it'll bulk you up visually if you're tall.
Agreed. In fact, I think most of the people I've seen wearing covert coats have been younger, and it's always looked good. Definitely an item on my "eventually" list.
post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
The P.S. was a bit of hyperbole but his position is that young men should dress their age; that a covert coat is "Old Man".

I think I got the overall point but am still puzzled by the post. Umbrella with wooden handles are for old men? Shoes with buttons? what does that mean?
post #27 of 30
Filene's Basement does a made in Italy cashmere overcoat for about $400. They are both single and double breasted ones.
post #28 of 30
Since you're in the city, check out Syms for their cashmere overcoats. Or a camel hair. This CT one looks great, too, especially with the 50% coupon.

I saw an absolutely gorgeous all-cashmere three-quarter length coat at Dunhill two years ago, with an astrakhan collar. Wow. Don't think they offer it anymore, but ... wow.

best coat I ever had for winters in the City was a big puffy down parka with a down hood, from Lands End on a spring close-out for $25. Unbelievably warm and when it was 20 degrees on a subway platform, I did, in fact, wear it over a suit.

Thank God we have Yom Kippur coming on Sunday night so we can atone for our sins ... sartorial and otherwise.
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni
Filene's Basement does a made in Italy cashmere overcoat for about $400. They are both single and double breasted ones.


Kitonbrioni: How would you rate the quality of this coat. It's a bit of a generic brand, but is it equal to some other pricier brands? Thanks!
post #30 of 30
I have a vintage look for you if you are size 38 or 40:

http://styleforum.net/showthread.php...820#post290820
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