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Brioni 2 jacket coat set

post #1 of 6
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Came across this Brioni 2 jacket combo set, and I thought it looked pretty cool. Seems quite versatile, and I really like the interplay of color, texture and fabric. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....1579969 Things that appeal to me: 1) Again, the various color & fabric combinations and the apparent versatility, giving what I count to be 8 different looks, if one also wears the two pieces separately. 2) I would think wearing both layers would give it some warmth for upcoming cold season. 3) Sizing seems to be good, but I'll have to double check against my other coats. 4) I think it strikes a pretty good balance between elegant, casual and cool, which I like. Things that concern me: 1) Cost (this is naturally why I need you to talk me out of it). 2) Not a big fan of fur of any kind, particularly on men, so the shearling collar is not my fave, though again against all the other colors and textures it seems fairly subdued (its actually probably pretty nice against your neck). 3) The color of the suede side of outer jacket-- could this be a bit too "Marlboro Country"? 4) The fact that the outer jacket is a button front, which means that there are both buttons and button holes on each side, inside & out. Not a big deal when buttoned, but when unbuttoned will it look odd? Well there's the pros & cons as I see 'em. Your turn.
post #2 of 6
I think the color is cool even though I'm not a huge fan of the pockets on the outer jacket. It is going to be quite versatile, not sure about the durability of the suede, but I imagine you wouldn't wear it enormously often. Cost is a bit high but you will probably pay a similar price for a nice cashmere coat in any case, so...
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Wow, that's very nice. It is cut pretty full; not to make assumptions about your size, but if it were me I would want it cut closer in the stomach/waist area as I am a 7-8 drop and all that empty space doesn't do much for me. But wow, I will have to steal all those pics and have Vaish or someone make me something like that, when I get some cash flow for such a project. Very cool.
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Wow, that's very nice. It is cut pretty full; not to make assumptions about your size, but if it were me I would want it cut closer in the stomach/waist area as I am a 7-8 drop and all that empty space doesn't do much for me. But wow, I will have to steal all those pics and have Vaish or someone make me something like that, when I get some cash flow for such a project. Very cool.
Nice job of dissuasion guys... After having measured several of my coats, I would concur with you that it is a bit on the full cut side, as well as being of generous length. Naturally, you'd have to take into account wearing the inner jacket underneath, as well for me probably a sweater in the winter. Which might preclude the wearing of the outer coat only, with my build (5' 8", 150 lbs/ 38" chest & 33" waist--does that mean I'm a 5" drop?-- better cool it w/ those chocolate croissants). I measured a few of my car coats for comparison and find that the shoulder width runs 19-19.5",  under armpit and bottom width between 22-23",  sleeve length 22.5 - 23" (always a problem for me w/ my short little arms),  and total length from bottom of collar about 31.5". All of which corresponds quite well with inner jacket measurements, except sleeve length: 19" shoulder width, under armpit & bottom width 22" (sleeve 23.5"). Having thus determined that aside from the sleeve length (which I'll get back to), the inner jacket should fit pretty well, should one not then assume that the outer jacket should be designed to fit over the inner jacket rather well? Having arrived at this point can we then conclude that the whole ensemble should more or less fit, if a bit on the full-cut side, or am I merely trying to talk myself (and you) into something that is not at all apparent? As far as sleeve shortening goes, I've had good success shortening sleeves on leather coats, though none with buttons, particularly working buttons. This could be the deal breaker, as the buttons are located close to the ends of the sleeves. I suppose the button holes could be resewn, but that would be a lot of work, particularly with the leather trim detail--and on both jackets. Plus the slit at the sleeve ends would end up shortened, or have to be reworked. Am I nuts to even consider taking this any further?   (I really like this jacket)
post #5 of 6
Oh man, those are nice. But, um...don't buy them; no. Jon.
post #6 of 6
Merry Xmas or Chanukah.
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