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Winter coat question

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

I'm writing to get people's opinion on two particular winter coats.
One of them is the Schott 740C peacoat -
http://www.schottnyc.com/products/other/made-in-usa/classic-wool-naval-pea-coat.htm
and the other is this long military coat from Zara: http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-W2012/277002/956520/BLACK%20MILITARY%20COAT.

The price tag being roughly equal, do you think there will be much difference in how much warmer one is vs the other/the quality of it?
(I know both Zara and Schott coats should be decent.)

My dress style otherwise is mostly casual (jeans/khakis+shirts+sweaters+boots), age-wise I'm in my early twenties, so I think either should work fine...

Thoughts?

--Guardians
post #2 of 6
I much prefer the Schott Pea Coat.
post #3 of 6
I prefer a longer coat so i'd go with the Zara coat.
post #4 of 6
Both are rather limiting as to what you can wear with them. I would say the Zara coat is marginally more versatile - even though the buttons mean it will never be completely formal.

I suggest seriously looking around a bit more and thinking about what you would like - an overcoat should be a once off purchase and then forgotten about for several years. For this you need something very versatile and arguably to up your budget.

As for a coat that would breach both the casual and formal spectrums, I would suggest a slim fit navy blue covert coat or a dark coloured polo coat.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hmm, Ich_Dien, would you say this JCrew topcoat is along the lines of your advice:
http://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/NewArrivals/outerwear/PRDOVR~17934/17934.jsp
I kinda like this in charcoal, though it seems to me the Zara looks heavier/warmer...
post #6 of 6
It's a lot more versatile - yes. However I really think dark blue is better for both daytime and evening wear. However get the colour that most compliments the rest of your wardrobe.
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