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Advice on how to make up a three-quarter overcoat

post #1 of 13
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Today I walked into my tailor's shop to order a corduroy sportcoat and I saw an overcoating material that took my fancy. It's just a black and white herringbone, but in an unusually large scale that I like. Anyway, now I'm thinking of ordering a three-quarter coat in that material. Any ideas and/or photos would be much appreciated.
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by radicaldog View Post

Today I walked into my tailor's shop to order a corduroy sportcoat and I saw an overcoating material that took my fancy. It's just a black and white herringbone, but in an unusually large scale that I like. Anyway, now I'm thinking of ordering a three-quarter coat in that material. Any ideas and/or photos would be much appreciated.

621

herringbone here isn't on such a large scale, but i have this coat and love it
post #3 of 13
^ Beautiful, Gazzy. Maker?
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^ Beautiful, Gazzy. Maker?

Attolini (bought off B&S)
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
That Attolini coat is nice but a bit longer than what I had in mind. I think I'm after a better version of this:

400
post #6 of 13
Get a polo coat (turn-back cuffs, half back belt, double breasted, patch pocket).

I have one and it is quite dashing in non-traditional colors (not camel)
post #7 of 13
I thought this was an Iroh how-to thread. I've been horribly duped.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
I do have a polo coat, RTW camel hair from O'Connell's. I also have a Loden Coat, a Pea Coat, a trench coat, a Chesterfield of sorts and a DB blue overcoat. So the context is that this is just something I fancy getting, not really something I need. Though it would fill a shoulder season niche, as the cloth weighs only 420gr.
post #9 of 13
Peak lapel, fly front, flapped hip pockets & slash chest pocket. Ticket pocket optional.

IMO patches don't go with peaks.
post #10 of 13
You were gonna make a custom corduroy jacket? Out of all the fabrics, you'd choose corduroy? I love corduroy... but only for pants. I find corduroy jackets cheap. Maybe just me.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Peak lapel, fly front, flapped hip pockets & slash chest pocket. Ticket pocket optional.
IMO patches don't go with peaks.

Agree. Slanted or straight pockets? I'm thinking slanted, but no ticket pocket. And slanted/barchetta breast pocket.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Tony Romo View Post

You were gonna make a custom corduroy jacket? Out of all the fabrics, you'd choose corduroy? I love corduroy... but only for pants. I find corduroy jackets cheap. Maybe just me.

I love cord coats. They are cheap insofar as cotton costs a bit less than wool, but that's neither here nor there. Horses, courses etc.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by radicaldog View Post

Agree. Slanted or straight pockets? I'm thinking slanted, but no ticket pocket. And slanted/barchetta breast pocket.

I would make my theoretical OC up with ticket pocket + all straights, but I understand of course that this is a horses for courses thing.

Either way I'm sure it will look smashing.

Maybe belted cuffs for additional bonus coolio points? Actually maybe not on second thought.
Edited by apropos - 12/24/11 at 7:18am
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