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post #31 of 436
Looks awesome. The half-belt looks a little wide proportionately. But damn awesome.

Love your work Foo.
post #32 of 436
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Originally Posted by quar View Post

Looks awesome. The half-belt looks a little wide proportionately. But damn awesome.

Love your work Foo.

Blame any outsized proportions on me. I asked for a chunky belt. Hate skimpy details.
post #33 of 436

I love the drama of a good overcoat, so can really empathise wiht your pleasure in getting a nice one. Congratulations!

 

I personally would like the back pleat to be (a little bit) more closed when standing still, allowing for it to flare open when moving but as you're happy with the current styling, my preference is neither here nor there; it's your coat. :)

 

I have a not dissimilar plaid greatcoat, also with massive lapels and a belted back though mine lacks the turnback cuffs and has flap rather than patch pockets. I'm OK with the flap pockets, but would have really liked turnback cuffs (mine is only RTW and there wasn't enough length in the sleeves for that). I do have epaulettes though, albeit they're hardly visible under the massive collar! These kinds of really heavy coat are absolutely perfect for subzero & snowy weather; I've been wearing mine a lot recently. Old pic of mine below, spoiler-coded so as not to seem like I'm infringing on your thread. I post it purely to acknowledge the fun of a dramatic overcoat.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

post #34 of 436
That's crazy -- in a good way.

I often wonder why guys opt for such boring coats when it's one area of the wardrobe that lends itself to a bit of drama. Nice to see something interesting.

That said, once you've gone this far, the fur collar doesn't seem like such a leap.
post #35 of 436
Does your building really have blue floodlights?
post #36 of 436
Thread Starter 
Not my building, but yes, the lighting was otherworldly.
post #37 of 436
Is this the fabric you went with? Doesn't look like a herringbone in these pics but its probably just the distance/resolution.

post #38 of 436
Thread Starter 
Yep, that's the exact cloth. The plaid cashmere fabric is the lining.
post #39 of 436
I think it's great in name.
post #40 of 436

Foo: very well done. Looks amazing.

 

I may steal that design for my next overcoat!

post #41 of 436
I agree with Holdfast about the vent, and think it might look a bit better with less waist suppression, but it's an otherwise really nice coat. Great stuff, Foo.
post #42 of 436
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it might look a bit better with less waist suppression

No question. But it is easy to nit pick when I'm standing on the sideline.

post #43 of 436
Suppression looks spot on imo; any more and there'd likely be buckling at the buttons; any less and you might lose the nicely dramatic flare in the skirt.
post #44 of 436
Very nice coat.
post #45 of 436
Beautiful!
I would say the Spanish Civil War.
Italy sent a large contingent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_involvement_in_the_Spanish_Civil_War#Italy
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