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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

It's going to be peacoat season shortly. My Club Monaco one from 2 years ago doesn't fit and frankly it's not warm at all.

Where do you guys or did you guys get your Peacoats? Grey and Navy please!

I have a schott that I bought from a military surplus store. It's heavy as all hell and not slim but damn is it warm.

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I don't usually shop on YOOX because it's often too much of a hodgepodge...but there are many excellent options to be found at attractive prices. I found a Luigi Bianchi Mantova mainline coat for $300. It fits perfectly and is warm enough for the trek to and from the office. My one recommendation would be a thick cashmere scarf, makes all the difference!

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I eBayed a 1978 US Naval Coat last year.  Was about $80 landed CAD.  Took the sleeves up a bit, but left the body full.  Pretty warm. I prefer longer jackets, but I dig this for a peacoat on the cheap that I wear dressed down, and basically out for errands.   

 

Don't skimp on coats if you intend to wear it for dress or business.  They last a long time and we get great use out of them.  Said it a few times in this thread, my most worn piece of clothing is my wool overcoats.  Almost everyday for 4-5 months between 3 coats.   Planning on landing a grail coat this fall. 

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any recommendations on topcoats? was waiting for spier to stock some but i heard they may not be available for this season
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any recommendations on topcoats? was waiting for spier to stock some but i heard they may not be available for this season

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any recommendations on topcoats? was waiting for spier to stock some but i heard they may not be available for this season

What's your budget?
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Thanks. I mainly wear my peacoat with both casual and "business casual" aka a button down shirt with a sweater over it, and dress pants in fall.

No need for an overcoat as I don't wear suits to work
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My collection of decent work shoes is as follows: walnut half brogues, black half brogues, and oxblood captoe derbies.

What kind of thoughts do you guys have as to what I should do for my next pair?

I guess the missing mainstream colour is a darker brown. Missing styles that come to mind would be like wholecuts, wingtips / longwings, quarter brogues, monk straps.

Thanks.
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I am interested in getting an overcoat as well. Where is a good place to start?

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Originally Posted by linds_15 View Post

any recommendations on topcoats? was waiting for spier to stock some but i heard they may not be available for this season

 

Depending on what you want to spend.  topshelfapparel & nymilan on ebay have some great options. 

 

NMWA kills the outerwear game each year, and this year looks like no exception.  However you will be north of $1000 most certainly.  

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yeah my first thought was to either add a second black pair in a different style or a dark brown. I don't like the way wholecuts crease all over, but if you were set on getting a pair I'd do it black so it's less visible. Depending on your current black pair, I'd say a simple clean non-brogued cap toe oxford is a solid basic. I mean black is formal so I prefer simple wholecuts or non-brogue captoes for that, and then where you can see the details like patina and pattern, with dark brown or oxblood or walnut, etc, I'd go with a more casual style such as the broguing, wing-tip, even bicycle toe if you're into that sort of thing.

Short version - I'd say add something in dark brown like a patina'd captoe or a single monkstrap, and maybe another black and at that point you're pretty well rounded. If you can pull if off, a loafer might go in the mix at some point.
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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post

Depending on what you want to spend.  topshelfapparel & nymilan on ebay have some great options. 

NMWA kills the outerwear game each year, and this year looks like no exception.  However you will be north of $1000 most certainly.  

Yep, you cry once but NMWA outwear game is very strong.
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

yeah my first thought was to either add a second black pair in a different style or a dark brown. I don't like the way wholecuts crease all over, but if you were set on getting a pair I'd do it black so it's less visible. Depending on your current black pair, I'd say a simple clean non-brogued cap toe oxford is a solid basic. I mean black is formal so I prefer simple wholecuts or non-brogue captoes for that, and then where you can see the details like patina and pattern, with dark brown or oxblood or walnut, etc, I'd go with a more casual style such as the broguing, wing-tip, even bicycle toe if you're into that sort of thing.

Short version - I'd say add something in dark brown like a patina'd captoe or a single monkstrap, and maybe another black and at that point you're pretty well rounded. If you can pull if off, a loafer might go in the mix at some point.

Thanks much. I'm leaning towards a double monk strap (you prefer single?) or a wholecut. Dark brown or black.
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Originally Posted by zinc2162 View Post
 

I am interested in getting an overcoat as well. Where is a good place to start?

 

I would also recommend Schott for overcoats. They're built well and are very warm. They're also pretty affordable, even with the exchange rate. I don't know if there are any Canadian retailers for Schott; it seems like Due West no longer carries them.

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Originally Posted by rainmaker View Post

Thanks much. I'm leaning towards a double monk strap (you prefer single?) or a wholecut. Dark brown or black.
Both good I think. I like double monkstraps but find they're slightly flashy/dandy-ish. Really not a big deal though.
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