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Ski jacket over sport coat or suit is... probably a look best avoided. Just saying.

Jeez dude, I know that! It's the only thing I have for the slop. Hence the search for a new coat!
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Any idea where I can get a coat like this for <$350? This is the Hugo Boss Stratus (doesn't have to be the same coat -- similar is fine). Saw it at Macy's, but can't afford the ~$600 price tag. I couldn't find anything similar at Macy's that fell, quality-wise, between this coat and their $100 store brand version of it.



 



Post on the looking for thread or check ebay.

Seriously.

To clarify: I don't need that exact jacket. I dig the BB topcoat as well (see below). I'm looking for something in this topcoat style that's more in my price range. Thanks! Basically: looking for nice overcoat that I can wear with a suit in the $150-350 range. Any suggestions?

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This is going to sound awful, but JAB has some in that style that look decent.
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This is going to sound awful, but JAB has some in that style that look decent.
JAB earns a lot of hate on SF, and much of it's deserved, but it does get it right every now and then.

JAB's 100% merino wool topcoats, when on sale for $119 (as they are today), really aren't a bad buy. (And promotional code "SAVE25" is currently good for $25 off purchases of $125 or more, along with free shipping, so adding some minor item to the cart could bring the price of the coat down to an effective sub-$100.)
post #25130 of 33325
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So you think RLBL suits don't look right with their low pockets?

 



Actually, I think institches just recently posted an otherwise beautiful glen check (with purple overcheck!) cashmere RLBL (I think) jacket, and I did think the hem looked short relative to the low button stance. It was also too short for him, but I felt like the proportions down to the buttoning point were pretty nice, and the issues all lay below that.

The suits on the RLBL website are a little on the short side anyway, so I can't really judge.
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Hi guys, I've been looking for a new wallet for a while now and I ran into this auction on Ebay.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-PRADA-DEERSKIN-LEATHER-WALLET-MENS-BI-FOLD-/321271212363?pt=UK_Purses_Wallets&hash=item4acd41a94b

 

Seems too cheap to be real, but the vendor has a 100% positive feedback rating and each wallet ships with authentication info. Could somebody with a bit more expertise in the area chime in on this?

 

Does Prada even make this model? I snooped around their website for a bit and couldn't find anything of the sort.

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So you think RLBL suits don't look right with their low pockets?

 



Actually, I think institches just recently posted an otherwise beautiful glen check (with purple overcheck!) cashmere RLBL (I think) jacket, and I did think the hem looked short relative to the low button stance. It was also too short for him, but I felt like the proportions down to the buttoning point were pretty nice, and the issues all lay below that.

The suits on the RLBL website are a little on the short side anyway, so I can't really judge.

I have 2, and the overall length is 31.5". This coat is 32.25" I may or may not chop depending on it fits me. Definitely wished the RLBL's were a tad longer though, to accomodate for low button, but It's definitely better than the high button crap many companies putout now. I think all the suits on models are hideous and too short, especially BB's site & barney's, since the models are not reflective whatsoever of their products.

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JAB earns a lot of hate on SF, and much of it's deserved, but it does get it right every now and then.

JAB's 100% merino wool topcoats, when on sale for $119 (as they are today), really aren't a bad buy. (And promotional code "SAVE25" is currently good for $25 off purchases of $125 or more, along with free shipping, so adding some minor item to the cart could bring the price of the coat down to an effective sub-$100.)

Thanks -- that's a helpful suggestion. Any alternatives in case JAB is too big for me? I'm generally a 38S, and JAB's cuts often run a bit too large. I'm going to head to a store today to try it on, but am nervous about the shoulders (which I've heard are cut very big on their coats).
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Thanks -- that's a helpful suggestion. Any alternatives in case JAB is too big for me? I'm generally a 38S, and JAB's cuts often run a bit too large. I'm going to head to a store today to try it on, but am nervous about the shoulders (which I've heard are cut very big on their coats).

Good luck. When I was first starting out, I tried on a JAB overcoat in a 38, the smallest size they offered. It looked like I was wearing my father's overcoat. FWIW, I wear a 38-40 jacket size normally.

Figure out your measurements and try eBay. Vintage overcoats are frequently built like tanks and can be had for a song.
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Hey there, guys. I have a quick question for you. I'd really appreciate it if you could help me out.
For my farewell party (think of it as the Indian version of prom), I'll be wearing a tailored DB navy blue suit, a French cuffs shirt with blue stripes, a red tie with a very subtle pattern, a plain maroon pocket square. For the shoes, I'm thinking of wearing these -http://img7.flixcart.com/image/shoe/w/e/g/camelsue-clm-0946-carlton-london-9-700x700-imadjew6ejhh9qan.jpeg. Are they a little too out there, or are they all right? Other alternatives I have are plain black shoes, and chestnut brown Derby shoes. Also, the socks - navy blue, plain red, or some sort of patterned red?
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Good luck. When I was first starting out, I tried on a JAB overcoat in a 38, the smallest size they offered. It looked like I was wearing my father's overcoat. FWIW, I wear a 38-40 jacket size normally.

Figure out your measurements and try eBay. Vintage overcoats are frequently built like tanks and can be had for a song.

Are there any brands that I should be on the lookout for? I'm fairly new to the fashion world and barely know what's good now, let alone what was good 10-30 years ago.
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Hey guys, I have a holiday party for my department this weekend. I'm going with a friend and she's wearing a red dress. She described it as berry red and is going to send me a picture later today.

I was thinking of wearing a gray suit with a navy vest and a red paisley bow tie. Is it kosher to wear a mismate vest with a suit? I thought the blue and grey would go well together.

 

Thanks!

 

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Good luck. When I was first starting out, I tried on a JAB overcoat in a 38, the smallest size they offered. It looked like I was wearing my father's overcoat. FWIW, I wear a 38-40 jacket size normally.

Figure out your measurements and try eBay. Vintage overcoats are frequently built like tanks and can be had for a song.

 

Were you wearing a jacket underneath it? I'm on the hunt for an overcoat as well and have been scouring ebay as of late!

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Are there any brands that I should be on the lookout for? I'm fairly new to the fashion world and barely know what's good now, let alone what was good 10-30 years ago.

Try the search function, mate, there's lots of info buried.
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Boot trees in regular shoes? (I know, I know: boot trees may or may not be a waste of money in the first place, etc.)

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I have 2, and the overall length is 31.5". This coat is 32.25" I may or may not chop depending on it fits me. Definitely wished the RLBL's were a tad longer though, to accomodate for low button, but It's definitely better than the high button crap many companies putout now. I think all the suits on models are hideous and too short, especially BB's site & barney's, since the models are not reflective whatsoever of their products.


In that case, getting the Ned coat shortened (assuming you like the look of a low button stance) could be a good path.

 

I also just realized that we're having two separate conversations on two separate forums. That, or there are two separate posters with great taste in television.

 

rtc,

 

Odd vests with suits are done. They're a little atypical, and tend to work in two ways: as a touch that dresses down the whole rig (calling back to odd vests with country clothing), or as something that dresses up the whole thing (calling back to a morning suit). Consider which one yours is doing. I think I'd rather see a mid-gray vest with a navy suit.

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