Given the limited info above, what overcoat would you go for and why? I have my eye on the two Oxxfords below. Thoughts? Feel free to provide other recommendations!
Length - 48"
Length - 38"
Edited by mech IFR - 3/29/12 at 8:35pm
I personally find a really noticeable difference in warmth between two coats of approximately the same weight but differing length. If warmth matters to you, get one that hits at just above mid-calf and no shorter.
Also, and this may again just be me, but I really dislike double-breasted overcoats that are short. SB ones can still look good if shorter; DB ones tend to look overly truncated when they're short. The one Poindexter posted upthread just about manages to remain proportionate-looking only because it buttons so high up the throat; many DB overcoats do not do this, so short lengths don't work as well on them. Unless you're talking car coat degree of short, which is a whole other ball game.