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Oh yeah, and so much history. Iconic! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I like their Crombie coats of course, but Stitchy seemed to be implying he was looking for something like this, since he was referencing Sherlock and this coat (but wanted it longer), it sounds like something similar to a Great Coat to me.
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A great coat may work, if its cool enough.

Im looking for an awesome, kind of rugged, insanely cool, long coat.

Can be wool, cashmere, cotton, shearling... As long as its effing awesome and super manly.
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^ Did you not grab a SS Great Frozen Waves coat from NMWA?


Edited by Mr. Six - 8/11/14 at 4:41pm
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Sure as balls did.
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Which box does that not check?

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A great coat may work, if its cool enough.

Im looking for an awesome, kind of rugged, insanely cool, long coat.

Can be wool, cashmere, cotton, shearling... As long as its effing awesome and super manly.

 

Have Luxire make one for you. They can make it as long, rugged an awesome as you'd like. They could probably recreate sherlock's coat exactly as well, for a reasonable price.

 

My luxire jacket:

 

Timotune's coat:


 

Their peacoat:

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Which box does that not check?

Its a smooth cat minimalist coat in a black/gray. Im looking to go more rugged in a blue (for Sherlock coat) or an earth tone. More outdoorsman. When I see it, Ill know. I have seen a lot of contenders, but they are mostly not long enough. Booooo.

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MF - Interesting idea. Thanks.
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Its a smooth cat minimalist coat in a black/gray. Im looking to go more rugged in a blue (for Sherlock coat) or an earth tone. More outdoorsman. When I see it, Ill know. I have seen a lot of contenders, but they are mostly not long enough. Booooo.

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MF - Interesting idea. Thanks.

 

I showed them a picture or two and described all of the details and they pretty much nailed it. If there's a coat you want, but it's not long enough, show them the picture, describe the important details and ask them to make it longer. It's as simple as that. They've perfectly recreated the Bond Skyfall peacoat, so the Sherlock coat wouldn't be too much of a challenge. You can probably stay under $700-800, depending on the fabric.

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Thats sweet. The Bond coat is Barbour right?
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Its a smooth cat minimalist coat in a black/gray. Im looking to go more rugged in a blue (for Sherlock coat) or an earth tone. More outdoorsman. When I see it, Ill know. I have seen a lot of contenders, but they are mostly not long enough. Booooo.
 

 

Got it. With the hood on, it seems like a pretty rugged piece, but obviously not the right color or exactly what you're looking for. Good hunting!

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Thanks, mayne!
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Noodlers, need some tie advice.  What about this Henry Carter grenadine with a white/light blue semi-spread collar and a navy suit for weddings and other festive but more formal events? 

 

http://www.henrycarter.com.au/product/silver-bambino-grenadine-7-fold/


Seems like a safe bet.

 

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Fellow Noodlers,

I'd like to shift this conversation for a moment to a topic I'm sure you'll all agree is worthy of your consideration: the ongoing saga of my Buttero's in relation to fit and orthotic inserts.

To catch those of you up who have not followed closely, I have had an issue with regards to compression or tightness in the forefoot, accompanied by the unpleasant sensation of my feet being thrust forward, scrunching my toes against the front of the shoe. Walking downhill has been a most unpleasant experience, as you might imagine. To roll the tape back for a moment: I wear custom orthotics, essentially hard plastic inserts molded to my foot that run from the heel to just before the ball of my foot.

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Back to present: in a moment of razor-sharp clarity, it dawned on me that the reason my toes were getting scrunched along with the feeling of always being propelled forward was all due to the orthotics. If I removed them, presto! instant easing of all pressure up front. The downside, naturally is that my feet were no longer supported, dare I say coddled, in a manner to which they'd become accustomed.

What to do, what to do? I pondered long and hard, then i did this: removed the hard leather factory insole and replaced it with an insole from an athletic shoe that was more compliant, allowing the orthotics to settle back in the heel a bit, thus relieving some of the pressure up front. Better.

Ah, you say, is that it, end of story, d-u-n dun? Not so fast my smooth talking, straight walking fellow sartorialists.

The results were better, but not the best, or at least, not as good as I thought they could be. Overcome by yet another "Eureka" moment I did this: removed the athletic insole and --wait for it--replaced only the orthotic! The results were astounding: A+ comfort accompanied by a general feeling of smug satisfaction. I had conquered the beast of discomfort, laid it low, made it my bitch. I stood on top of the mountain and surveyed all that lay before me. Confidently I descended to the valley below, in long, comfortable strides, to claim all that was rightfully mine, or so I thought.

Just as I prepared to descend I was momentarily frozen by a twinge of doubt: what if there was something more to the removal of said insole, what if it played a more critical role beyond merely comfort? Perhaps it served another purpose, perhaps it was also there to wick away perspiration, to leave our lowest appendages crisp and dry, while preventing the shoe itself from giving off an unholy stench, emanating from the very depths of hell?

Worn as described for several hours today, with no apparent issues. What say you, Wizards of Wool, Lions of Linen, Conquerers of Cotton? Does this seem like a sound idea, or one sprung from the Halls of Bedlam?



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So, here's what I did:
I took out the hard leather insert, and replaced only the plastic orthotic, sitting atop the spongy rubber "sub"insole. Cool, or not? will my feet sweat, causing the shoes to stink to holy hell and beyond? Worn for several hrs already today, and no issues I've noticed. What say you, Wizards of Wool, Lions of Linen, Kings of Cotton? Yea or nay?

Thanks for your consideration, I hope you feel your time here was well spent.



I don't know much about shoes, but I'd say youre fine. Mostly replying to bump your query.


Edited by Claghorn - 8/11/14 at 7:41pm
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

I am not looking for a dress coat, Im covered there.

I do not drive a motorcycle, but that has nothing to do with fashionz.

 

+1  99% of folks that wear Belstaff don't ride a moto (tie the waist belt in the back).  Same as Barbour - majority of their owners don't ride motos or hunt.  

 

Stitch, I like you in a Belstaff in B-more.  I wore mine their a few years back and my friend's heads exploded - some good some bad.  In that town, they only know the Barbour Beaufort & Bedale. 

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I don't know much about shoes, but I'd say your fine. Mostly replying to bump your query.

Appreciate the pseudo-feedback Clags, and also the bumpage . Apparently this topic was not the barnburner I thought it would be. Let me know if there's anything I can do to return the favor, beyond the occasional thumb thumbs-up.gif
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+1  99% of folks that wear Belstaff don't ride a moto (tie the waist belt in the back).  Same as Barbour - majority of their owners don't ride motos or hunt.  
Stitch, I like you in a Belstaff in B-more.  I wore mine their a few years back and my friend's heads exploded - some good some bad.  In that town, they only know the Barbour Beaufort & Bedale. 

The same page. We are on it.

Which Belstaff do you liek me in?
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