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Caruso, 100% cashmere.

Get me one, I got $$ for you.

post #32 of 229
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

Get me one, I got $$ for you.

Wish could m'man. Wish. I. Could.
post #33 of 229
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Video of Michael Alden's Polo Coat: http://vimeo.com/17920654

 

Some vintage stuff:

 

 

 

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That last coat is awesome.

post #35 of 229
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I've got that one, too. For the museum, but I do wear it on weekends when I want to embarass my children.

lol8[1].gif That thing must weigh 30 pounds! Or is the cloth lofty and light?
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

That last coat is awesome.

I'm also loving the polo coat sans buttons.
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

lol8[1].gif That thing must weigh 30 pounds! Or is the cloth lofty and light?
I'm also loving the polo coat sans buttons.
Surprisingly light-weight actually. Not really light, but surprisingly light for how it looks and its warmth.
post #37 of 229
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

All classic coats are meant to be worn knee-length or longer, yes?

I'd say so.
post #38 of 229
Double breasted is where its at.

One of these days, I will get myself a classic polo coat. Really love them.
post #39 of 229
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Double breasted is where its at.

One of these days, I will get myself a classic polo coat. Really love them.

I worry whether the belts really keep the things closed without buttons. But I think double breasted makes a lot of sense for outerwear, as it is warmer. The only classic coat that is traditionally single-breasted is the chesterfield, I think...and even that is sometimes double-breasted. And I guess a car coat...dunno if that counts as classic. And personally I don't like the way they look.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I worry whether the belts really keep the things closed without buttons.

This is fair... Honestly, despite my wanting "the classic" I'm sure I'd get something with buttons for just this reason.
post #41 of 229
I'm not sure that the buttonless polo coat is meant to be used on days when the mercury is below zero. The heft of the cloth leads me to believe they're for more temperate cold weather.
post #42 of 229
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I worry whether the belts really keep the things closed without buttons. But I think double breasted makes a lot of sense for outerwear, as it is warmer. The only classic coat that is traditionally single-breasted is the chesterfield, I think...and even that is sometimes double-breasted. And I guess a car coat...dunno if that counts as classic. And personally I don't like the way they look.

Why no love for car coats?
post #43 of 229
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Originally Posted by comrade View Post

As one who is archaic, I recall three classifications from my formative years:

topcoat- relatively lightweight wool or wool gabardine ( don't see these
much any more)

overcoat: medium weight, dressy fly front, or button through, or tweedy
with balmacaan collar and raglan sleeves.

greatcoat- very heavy wool or lined with fur or alpaca, often double-breasted.
I have an Invertere "monster" in heavy gray melton cut like a trench coat
with a belt. Served me well when I lived in Chicago.

 

The only topcoats for men I see with regularity are the covert coats imported from the UK. They have been best for me in spring and fall where there are four seasons, and they have been three season wear in places like California.

 

And I always called any of the mid-thigh but below waist level coats or parka length overcoats, "car coats", since they do make it a bit easier the ingress and egress of cars. They are no where near as warm as a true overcoat when it's cold and the wind is blowing.

 

Overcoat for me, was always knee length or longer.

 

If a car coat isn't cut right, it looks like most of the in fashion shorter mens rainwear nowadays; like a woman's garment and just a little too metro sexual or androgynous.

post #44 of 229
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

I was unfamiliar with Invertere, so I Googled. Check out this "Bearcat:"





http://www.rubylane.com/item/460150-1739/Mens-Vintage-INVERTERE-Bearcat-Overcoat

When I purchased my Invertere around 1980, I considered the alpaca one but opted for
the gray melton because it seemed more appropriate for business use. At the time
I rotated it with a British Warm from Chipp which was also melton but without the nap
of the greatcoat.
post #45 of 229
There's a nice Caruso wool-alpaca polo coat on the bay for $399 right now. Looks pilled all over the place, but it's a cool specimen.

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