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post #16 of 24
black wool is probably best, solid keeps it shape. If you only use it a few times a year it is easy to maintain. Should also consider a cap, simple black, very easy to use and a big hit with the ladies or certain gents! I also have a white overcoat, makes it easy to collect from the coat check amongst all the back ones!!
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post
Adagio, that is an incredible coat; as great a step away from a Chesterfield as a tuxedo is from a lounge suit.

~ H

Thanks. It was made for a rear admiral in the Royal Navy. I got it from Ebay seller Hogspear, who always has interesting stuff. http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Hogspear I believe I paid around £20 for it.

Adagio
post #18 of 24
I feel that a colorfully plaid coat would look nice.
post #19 of 24
After the disaffected debonaire that was the 3-piece grey, I am a little scared, LK.
post #20 of 24
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After the disaffected debonaire that was the 3-piece grey, I am a little scared, LK.

When I have the occassion for black-tie, I'll take pictures.

Who knows, the next meet could be a black-tie thing.
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by Sator View Post
A Chesterfield is the most classical overcoat - black, charcoal or navy. Wool, cashmere, vicuña, camel, llama, alpaca, guanaco, angora, mohair - whatever you want.
[Sucks air through teeth, Japanese businessman style.] Whatever Sator says is OK by me. Give me one of each. Could we do a guardsman coat fpr this?
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
I have one that looks very similar to this one and in a similar color. Technically, it's probably a shade or two too light to be worn for evening wear, but I don't care. I like it. It's sort of an almost-Chesterfield, but with peak lapels on the SB and without the fly front. I had it made up in a wool/cashmere blend herringbone fabric.

Purists might object, but oh well.


I'm having a DB version of this made, as I like the look very much too. Let the purists complain.
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
I feel that a colorfully plaid coat would look nice.
Agree. Or a polo coat.
post #24 of 24

Definitely not Cashmere. Durability counts whether you're riding five minutes or 50 miles.
You're not wearing the coat to the event, you're walking from the car to coat check.  Black or Ivory, please.  At most, that should be five minutes.  You'll not be standing in queue waiting to purchase tickets.
My preference is a London Fog,  suitable in rain for those five minutes and durable to last the ages.
 


Edited by Everwett - 2/12/16 at 11:15pm
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