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post #1 of 43
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So I'm getting ready for graduation, and I need to buy a couple of white coats before internship. I know there's a few docs on here, so I thought I'd ask and see if anyone has a recommendation for coat vendors. So far this site has been recommended by my classmates:

http://aetnashirt.com/medicalcoats/index2.html

Thanks!
post #2 of 43
dickies
post #3 of 43
To my knowledge, most residency programs provide you with several new white coats each year, often with the logo of your primary hospital.
post #4 of 43
When I saw the title of this thread, I was hoping the OP would ask if anyone knew of a bespoke lab coat tailor.

Is there any way you can get it bespoke? I'd love to see someone with a bespoke lab coat with the perfect length sleeves, nipped waist, slanted pockets, a ticket pocket, and instead of your normal pen pocket, a diagonal pocket more like the welt pocket where the seam of the pocket is hidden.

And in windowpane. Don't forget the windowpane. If there is, I can't wait once I get into optometry school.
post #5 of 43
damn, this topic again?
post #6 of 43
Some residency programs do offer coats but not all. The best coats are all cotton with knot buttons and a knot belt. http://www.scrubsunlimited.com/browseproducts/Angelica-Men's-Premium-Full-Length-317TNS.HTML I think they look best with your name and specialty without a hospital logo.
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Originally Posted by vikingmd View Post
Some residency programs do offer coats but not all. The best coats are all cotton with knot buttons and a knot belt. http://www.scrubsunlimited.com/browseproducts/Angelica-Men's-Premium-Full-Length-317TNS.HTML I think they look best with your name and specialty without a hospital logo.
That looks like a decent deal. Might have to pick one up as an extra. I bought a poly/cotton blend thinking that I wouldn't have to iron it as often, it'd be cooler to work in, etc. but I just really don't like how cheap it feels.
post #8 of 43
I should mention that I don't know anything about that company and that the exact one that I prefer has an adjustable back sash/belt with two different buttons. I don't have my coat with me but if I figure out the manufacturer I'll post it.
post #9 of 43
What program are you in?



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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
That looks like a decent deal. Might have to pick one up as an extra. I bought a poly/cotton blend thinking that I wouldn't have to iron it as often, it'd be cooler to work in, etc. but I just really don't like how cheap it feels.
post #10 of 43
I'm still looking for one. My tailor in Palo Alto added working sleeve buttons to my coat. I'd never do it again though.

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Originally Posted by sonlegoman View Post
When I saw the title of this thread, I was hoping the OP would ask if anyone knew of a bespoke lab coat tailor.

Is there any way you can get it bespoke? I'd love to see someone with a bespoke lab coat with the perfect length sleeves, nipped waist, slanted pockets, a ticket pocket, and instead of your normal pen pocket, a diagonal pocket more like the welt pocket where the seam of the pocket is hidden.

And in windowpane. Don't forget the windowpane. If there is, I can't wait once I get into optometry school.
post #11 of 43
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Originally Posted by sonlegoman View Post
When I saw the title of this thread, I was hoping the OP would ask if anyone knew of a bespoke lab coat tailor.

Is there any way you can get it bespoke? I'd love to see someone with a bespoke lab coat with the perfect length sleeves, nipped waist, slanted pockets, a ticket pocket, and instead of your normal pen pocket, a diagonal pocket more like the welt pocket where the seam of the pocket is hidden.

And in windowpane. Don't forget the windowpane. If there is, I can't wait once I get into optometry school.


I was actually toying with this idea as a goof since it's an unlined coat that would probably be pretty easy to make and not too costly because of the fabric choice. I think the MOP buttons I was thinking of would have bumped up the price. I would hate to get one made up for a few hundred bucks only to spill some acid or a bacterial culture on it though.
post #12 of 43
Good to hear that I'm not the only person crazy enough to think of having a bespoke white coat made. I'm currently in my 3rd year of medical school and absolutely hate the short white coat I have to wear. It was provided by the hospital I'm rotating at for free the fit is horrible. I only have another year to go but was thinking that when I'm in Residency in a year or so I'd have a proper coat made for me. As was said, it's unlined and I wouldn't be doing anything fancy e.g. sleeve buttons, but I could get pockets made to my preferences (cause I never seem to have enough of those and some inside jacket pockets would be awesome for carrying a PDA/phone or money) and have a much better fit.
post #13 of 43
When I do get my coat, I don't think I'll go so far as to want it bespoke.
post #14 of 43
Those white coats get VERY dirty. Seriously, do people roll around in them in the mud once they get outside the hospital?
post #15 of 43
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Those white coats get VERY dirty. Seriously, do people roll around in them in the mud once they get outside the hospital?
You aren't kidding! I work per-diem in a hospital pharmacy. Some of my colleagues will hang their white lab coats in the pharmacy hallway. Some are just disgusting! I wash and bleach my regularly. I don't let the hospital linen department touch them; I don't want something I wear washed with everyone else's. The hospital supplies our lab coats, so I haven't had to purchase one. I buy my own scrubs as I don't like the fabric or fit of the hospital issue. I have purchased a variety of different scrubs and like these the best. http://www.allheart.com/ah17225.html The fabric is heavier and better quality and it comes in tall sizes. I also like having the pockets and different colours. They have scrub tops to match. They sell lab coats on that website too, but I can't vouch for them. You can check them out at http://www.allheart.com/labcoat.html
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