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post #16 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I guess i mean a warm overcoat as opposed to a great coat.

I have checked the online stuff at Barneys, BG, Bloomys.... And not seen much. I should go to the stores in person. J Press has a few decent things too.
post #17 of 25

Billy Reid also has a few nice looking pieces on sale, but I can't personally vouch for quality.
 

post #18 of 25
I would stay away from something which looks like a trench coat, but is not a trench coat. Sort of a woolen transvestite...
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

 I think the chesterfield looks great but worry that the uncovered neck will be unpleasant on very cold days. 

Thoughts/suggestions/other ideas?

They recently came up with this sophisticated thing called "scarf" which might solve you cold neck problems. biggrin.gif
post #19 of 25
Living in Boston and taking public transit, I face the same challenges you do.

I have two tweed overcoats that I rotate for when it's below freezing. I've found that eBay/etsy are great places to find quality overcoats. One of mine is a Harris Tweed that I picked up new, but one is a Hugo Boss that I picked up for under $75 on eBay. They're both super warm in the winter, and I think they look great. Get lots of compliments as well.

I have a trenchcoat with a zip-out lining that I wear in the rain. I'm not as pleased with this, as it's plain black and formless. But it does the trick of keeping me dry and warm in wet weather.

I'm also in the market for a shorter less formal trenchcoat, which I think is a nice option to have.
post #20 of 25
Thread Starter 
Woolen transvestite- thats funny.

After scanning many online sites i have noticed that there certainly been a trend towards shorter mens coats. I have tomorrow off so i will stop by the usual suspects and look for overcoats. Barneys, bloomys, saks, brooks brother, paul stuart, J Press... Should have something for me.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

Woolen transvestite- thats funny.

After scanning many online sites i have noticed that there certainly been a trend towards shorter mens coats. I have tomorrow off so i will stop by the usual suspects and look for overcoats. Barneys, bloomys, saks, brooks brother, paul stuart, J Press... Should have something for me.

If by shorter you mean at or above the knees, to me, this observation (if true across the board) raises an interesting question. If it is cold enough in one's environment to wear an overcoat, would a full-length overcoat not be more functional than one that covered the upper body but not the lower body?
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
Most i have seen so far end above the knees. Is it the current fashion?

I agre that if it is cold then a fuller length makes much sense.
post #23 of 25

I like option 1 more. The trench coat probably wouldn't be a great choice in the freezing cold.

post #24 of 25

I've been googling and saw this gallery on overcoats that looks really good except they're just too expensive but great styles http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/style/articles/2012-09/20/best-overcoats-menswear-autumn-winter-2012/viewgallery/5

post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 

^^  those are nice coats.  One of them was on sale at Miss Porter for 70% off, but already all gone....  but gives me hope.

 

 I saw a sweet Isaia cashmere charcoal overcoat on sale at Barneys for only $2600 (from 3700).  it is a great coat but a bit out of my range.  At 50% off I would likely do it.

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