I also would like to hear opinions of this style:
Reserved for raincoats only? I've always favored this style since I'm 5'9 and felt that the vertical line of the pocket is better for a guy of my height and on a long coat, but I've grown a little tired of this style pocket?
Lastly, I found one with the more standard flap pocket and 2nd right side ticket pocket.
My predicament is that I'm in NYC and I can often wind up on 5th Ave and 59th and then Ludlow Street all in the same day. The flapped patch pocket style is appealing to me for that reason, since it's not so (just got out of a board meeting) straight. It kind of has that duffle coat vibe, but with proper notch collar. I understand shade of blue and texture of material is relevant. Everything I'm looking at is Italian wool. I primarily wear dark denim (2-3 days) and a few different shades of gray cord, wool, flannel, trousers in the winter. Not much tan or khaki. Gives an idea of how it will be worn. Suits of course, are a given, but I find that part easier than essentially dressing down and overcoat and I'm probably a one day a week suit guy in the winter.
The two coats linked are not the specific coats I'm interested in, but somewhat representative of the look or more so, the pocket style I'm curious to know about.
Edited by super1flavor - 9/29/13 at 12:58pm