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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post


Why would you wear an overcoat with a short sleeve shirt eh.gif

 

Exactly... baldy[1].gif

post #18497 of 28719
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Why would you wear an overcoat with a short sleeve shirt eh.gif

Why would you put on a sport shirt to go get the mail, or it you have sleeves rolled up and a number of other things. And most importantly it will speak to the quality of the coat. Please think things through before you post.
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I just got an overcoat from indochino http://www.indochino.com/product/The-Essential-Charcoal-Topcoat.  I have two questions about overcoat fit:

 

1) When putting it on over a suit jacket, I find the sleeves tight enough that the suit jacket sleeves slightly bunch up inside.  How snug should the sleeves be?

2) I found the armholes to be fairly low.  If I request a remake for higher armholes, will it be impossible to wear this overcoat over a suit jacket with low armholes?  I have some older jackets which (unfortunately) have low armholes, and I wouldn't want to be unable to wear them at all with this jacket.

 

Thanks

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thank you very much for the insight.  When i said small i meant a slim fitting shirt, not a size small.  I typically wear a 16-33.  I also just remembered black friday is coming up so that sounds like the perfect time for me to try to find some stuff from BB.  Do they typically do a decent discount on black friday?  I'm from canada so I have no real notion as to the savings. :/

 

again thank you very much!

post #18500 of 28719
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Originally Posted by redtomate View Post

I just got an overcoat from indochino http://www.indochino.com/product/The-Essential-Charcoal-Topcoat.  I have two questions about overcoat fit:

1) When putting it on over a suit jacket, I find the sleeves tight enough that the suit jacket sleeves slightly bunch up inside.  How snug should the sleeves be?
2) I found the armholes to be fairly low.  If I request a remake for higher armholes, will it be impossible to wear this overcoat over a suit jacket with low armholes?  I have some older jackets which (unfortunately) have low armholes, and I wouldn't want to be unable to wear them at all with this jacket.

Thanks

As you expect, if the overcoat has higher armholes than the suit jacket, they will not lay nicely on your figure. Wouldn't recommend. Sleeves should be just snug enough to fit your suit or a thick sweater, and some bunching may be inevitable.
post #18501 of 28719
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Originally Posted by redtomate View Post

I just got an overcoat from indochino http://www.indochino.com/product/The-Essential-Charcoal-Topcoat.  I have two questions about overcoat fit:

 

1) When putting it on over a suit jacket, I find the sleeves tight enough that the suit jacket sleeves slightly bunch up inside.  How snug should the sleeves be?

2) I found the armholes to be fairly low.  If I request a remake for higher armholes, will it be impossible to wear this overcoat over a suit jacket with low armholes?  I have some older jackets which (unfortunately) have low armholes, and I wouldn't want to be unable to wear them at all with this jacket.

 

Thanks

 

The sleeves shouldn't bunch up in the overcoat. Either the overcoat sleeves are too slim, or the suit jacket sleeves are too big. An overcoat (made to go over a suit jacket) is not going to have very high arm holes. You should still have movement and shouldn't be as low as a 80s-90s suit. But should be low enough to fit a suit in it.

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Anyone could tell me where I could find this suit that Owen Slater wears in Boardwalk empire. Or the name of the style? I'm having a 30's themed birthday party for my 30th bday (go figure) and I'd really like to wear something special. Thoughts?




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Wearing a navy suit, white shirt to an interview... best color for a tie? 

 

Light Blue

 

Or

 

Silver

 

Or

 

Other?

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700

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Hey guys what colour trousers would you recommend with these shoes? 

 

 

700

post #18506 of 28719
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Originally Posted by Craiger View Post

Can someone recommend the best brand of wool dress coat for about $400, to wear to work with a suit and possibly on the weekends with more casual clothes, such as jeans? I'm thinking a solid navy color works best. I'm 5' 11" 200 lbs. I wear 44R in suits.
I'm thinking about this Brooks coat when it goes on sale. Would that be a good deal for $560?
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Wool-and-Cashmere-Classic-Overcoat/ML00027,default,pd.html?dwvar_ML00027_Color=NAVY&contentpos=3&cgid=0222

I have this coat in charcoal http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/wool/PRDOVR~17934/17934.jsp and it works really well for me. It's not quite as tradition as the BB coat that you posted, but a heck of a lot cheaper and still looks good on me. Gets a lot of compliments.
post #18507 of 28719
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Originally Posted by Jigglypuff View Post

Wearing a navy suit, white shirt to an interview... best color for a tie? 

Light Blue

Or

Silver

Or

Other?

Conservative- you can find conservative ties in most any color, but some colors are more conservative than others. For an interview, I would recommend a darker color- burgundy is usually my go to when a conservative tie is called for, navy when I'm wearing a charcoal suit.
post #18508 of 28719
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Originally Posted by Fatgigi View Post

Hey guys what colour trousers would you recommend with these shoes? 

 

 

700

 

You could get away with anything but black. Depending on the charcoal it could work but you would have to see. Blues, greys, and earth tones will work.

post #18509 of 28719
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Originally Posted by Fatgigi View Post

Hey guys what colour trousers would you recommend with these shoes? 



None - the shoes are hideous.

The super overscaled broguing details on the uppers looks totally out of place with the super thin soles. Look for something a bit less out of whack, please.
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

None - the shoes are hideous.
The super overscaled broguing details on the uppers looks totally out of place with the super thin soles. Look for something a bit less out of whack, please.

+1. Kill it with fire!
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