Go vintage. I've scored pretty nice Harris Tweed coats over the years just by popping into local thrift/Goodwill stores. I think the heavier ounce tweeds (10-13 oz) would be what you're looking for. Since sizing is so drastically different nowadays than 20-30 years ago, it would be best to try on coats even if the sizing isn't even close to what you'd normally buy. Just make sure the coat has a natural shoulder so you won't have to tear into it too much to get it to shape to your shoulder if the coat is large. I'm always an advocate of befriending the local tailor and familiarizing him/her with how you like your clothes to fit.
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10/9/12 at 12:02pm