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Winter coats for the tall and skinny?

post #1 of 15
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After wearing my North Face jacket all of last year, I am really thinking I need to buy something more "adult" for this winter. However being 6'4" and 165 lbs, I find most coats are way too capacious and not long enough in the arms. Any suggestions on a winter jacket that may fit me? I'd like something kinda stylish, but I'm not wedded to any particular cut or style, just something that looks good...
post #2 of 15
i usually get a blanket, wrap it around me, and then throw a poncho on top to secure the fit
post #3 of 15
i lol'd
post #4 of 15
I have a slim fitting coat from UcoB (the Sisley brand). I'm 6 feet tall, 160lbs. It was inexpensive and warm enough for Toronto weather.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks - anyone else have tips?
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by CarllraC View Post
After wearing my North Face jacket all of last year, I am really thinking I need to buy something more "adult" for this winter. However being 6'4" and 165 lbs, I find most coats are way too capacious and not long enough in the arms. Any suggestions on a winter jacket that may fit me? I'd like something kinda stylish, but I'm not wedded to any particular cut or style, just something that looks good...

Being so tall, you're perfect for any full length coats that would normally overwhelm a shorter person. Any nice outerwear could do, like a full length trench coat, or SB/DB overcoat. If you really want something nice, opt for a duffel coat.
post #7 of 15
i suggest a cashmere overcoat. For the best fit, you may need to do MTM.
post #8 of 15
I'm 6'3" and under 140, so I'm always looking for decent coats. I find that topcoats rather than overcoats look best on our body type, so I'd really suggest a topcoat in a thick cashmere, loden or the ilk for colder weather. Navy or charcoal are naturally the best options. It's just a personal preference, but to me overcoats seem to look somewhat creepy on tall thin men. As for a brand that will suit you, just look around... you'd probably need to get the coat tailored, unless if you buy from somewhere 'fashionable'.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Biscione View Post
I'm 6'3" and under 140

Not to derail the thread, but wow, how can you guys be so skinny?!?! I was 6'4" 180 when I was 18 and everyone said I was seriously skinny. I got older and started working out but even now when I get down to 200 I look manorexic. I couldn't imagine trying to find clothes that fit off the rack being sub 160. I'm just trying to understand how an adult can, or would even want to, stay so thin.
post #10 of 15
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Not to derail the thread, but wow, how can you guys be so skinny?!?! I was 6'4" 180 when I was 18 and everyone said I was seriously skinny. I got older and started working out but even now when I get down to 200 I look manorexic. I couldn't imagine trying to find clothes that fit off the rack being sub 160. I'm just trying to understand how an adult can, or would even want to, stay so thin.

Are you from the American South?
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by The Transporter View Post
Not to derail the thread, but wow, how can you guys be so skinny?!?! I was 6'4" 180 when I was 18 and everyone said I was seriously skinny. I got older and started working out but even now when I get down to 200 I look manorexic. I couldn't imagine trying to find clothes that fit off the rack being sub 160. I'm just trying to understand how an adult can, or would even want to, stay so thin.

In high school, I was 6'3" and 135 lbs. Over the next 27 years or so, my weight crept up to 160 and now, after 3 years of dedicated weightlifting and eating, I weigh 185 lbs. So I understand the OP's dilemma.

To the OP: I have a peacoat from Sterlingwear in size 40L. You might require something like a 38L and some extra tailoring. A duffle coat in a similar size might also be good.

If you don't already have one, find a good alterations tailor for shirts and jackets.
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
What kind of extra tailoring would you say I'd need? Let the sleeves longer and take the waist in? How do I know what kind of tailoring to get?

Aren't there any slim fit topcoats?
post #13 of 15
You really might want to look into MTM. It's not outrageously expensive and that might be your best bet for finding an overcoat to fit the way you'd like.
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Can you suggest a place? A few years ago I ordered some MTM shirts from a place recommended on this forum (forget the name) and they didn't end up fitting well, leading me to be skeptical.
post #15 of 15
try Zara
their coats are slim
Gino from Thailand made some very nice overcoats. a MTM overcoat is not cheap
KItonBrioni are you going to buy this young man a MTM cashmere overcoat. do youthink he wants to drop at least $1000-3000 on an overcoat that will not last him more then two years of daily wear.
obviously you own more then one overcoat.
cashmere is delicate and the edges of the sleeve will wear out.
Carl
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