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post #16 of 77
Nope - its fine as is. Its an overcoat and not a top coat, so its meant to be longer.

Looks good btw. Can you please id the fabric?
post #17 of 77
I don't think there's a right answer. It looks to me like it fits the way it was designed to. The question is whether that's the way you want it.
post #18 of 77
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Anywhere between a few inches below the knee up to mid-calf (maximum length IMO). I would personelly cut it to half-way between knee and calf

Something like this seems like the right proportions IMO:


That looks really short to my eye and quite top heavy... hmm. This is tricky.


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I personally prefer longer coats; the shorter coats that seem to be in right now look unnecessarily abbreviated to me.

That said, I think a truly long coat should be a solid navy and should have a very high top button placement... more like a St. Petersburg kind of look. I do think this coat looks a *touch* long given the pattern and style of the coat. I'd shorten it by 2-3 inches.

This seems to me the compromise decision, doesn't it.

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Don't shorten it too much... you might throw off the balance of those mighty lapels.

Yep, that's what concerned me a little

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I LOVE the coat, it's fantastic.

If you're still torn by the decision, I think you should ask Optimus Prime's opinion.

Thanks, but he's too busy fighting Megatron next to him to help...



(I'm never going to grow up...)
post #19 of 77
FWIW, I think gdl's suggestion looks about right.
post #20 of 77
+1. Keep it this length and love it, or move it.

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I don't think there's a right answer. It looks to me like it fits the way it was designed to. The question is whether that's the way you want it.
post #21 of 77
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I don't think there's a right answer. It looks to me like it fits the way it was designed to. The question is whether that's the way you want it.

Ah, but that's the problem, I'm in two minds.

Like most people in two minds, I'm sure I actually know the answer deep down... but I just can't find it. You're right though... I should probably seek a Freudian blank slate rather than seeking opinions. But opinions are so much easier to gather.


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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
Nope - its fine as is. Its an overcoat and not a top coat, so its meant to be longer.

Looks good btw. Can you please id the fabric?

It's RTW from RLPL so I can't tell you the weaver. The composition is 75% wool, 25% angora and it's a quite heavy cloth. I've no idea where Ralph sources his fabrics from, but I really like this one.
post #22 of 77
nice optimus prime
post #23 of 77
Holdfast:

Wow! That's one of the most incredible great coats I've ever seen. Were I to shorten it's length, it wouldn't be by much. Perhaps, no shorter than the mid-point of your shin would be a reasonable modification.
post #24 of 77
about a foot up
post #25 of 77
Will shortening it cause problems for a vent? edit. Nevermind, the vent is LONG.
post #26 of 77
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Will shortening it cause problems for a vent?

edit. Nevermind, the vent is LONG.


Yes, the vent shouldn't cause a problem... as you say it's very long. Everything about the coat is very stylised like that. Some would say over-stylised and almost into pastiche. But I think it just stays the right side of tasteful. Unusual & exciting certainly.
post #27 of 77
I say keep it as it is. That is a pretty "dramatic" coat by design, and the length is all part of that design. Beautiful coat.
post #28 of 77
The question that no one has asked (including myself) before commenting is how tall Holdfast is.

On a tall person, sure this coat would look great, but at the current length on someone shorter, it'd look like a kid wearing his father's overcoat.
post #29 of 77
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The question that no one has asked (including myself) before commenting is how tall Holdfast is.
Why ask the question when you can just look at the picture?
post #30 of 77
Keep it. I like the sense of occasion and drama that long coats bring.
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