Originally Posted by dieworkwear
Why no love for car coats?
All of this is just my own personal opinion - obviously there's nothing wrong with owning and wearing a car coat. But taking the car coat as outerwear that has: 1) a ghillie collar 2) single breasted, sometimes with a covered placket 3) slashed hip pockets (there's probably a better word for this I'm not forgetting but it's 4 am here) 4) thigh length 5) a slightly fuller cut, I dislike pretty much every detail. I have a completely irrational but passionate aversion to ghillie collars on outwear. I think it's particularly egregious for a car coat because, especially with a covered placket, there's just nothing going on with the rest of the jacket - just swaths of unadorned fabric. And car coats are generally made in kind of uninteresting fabric. Together with the fuller cut, it ends up just looking kind of like a poncho with arms to me most of the time. Also, I don't have a car since I live in the city, so the utilitarian aspects of the car coat do nothing for me.