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Getting an Overcoat Made

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NewYorkIslander, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Half past my knee and the floor. It might be too long. Frank thought it was as first fitting, but we will see on Friday when I go in for round 2. I had to practically put him in a headlock to get him to make it past my knee.
     
  2. Deedee

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    Interesting. I personally wouldn't get a coat that goes past my knees but I am also not too tall and I think it makes me look even shorter. [​IMG]
    Looking forward to it.
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

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    I hate short coats. It is "in" right now to have short coats, but walking in frigid temperatures for long distances in NYC they are absolutely useless. I am also getting the waist down lined in flannel.
     
  4. Deedee

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    I guess if the temperatures are that bad in NYC I think it is a good investment to go for the details you mentioned. Having the coat partly down lined sounds pretty awesome.
     
  5. patrickBOOTH

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    No, no from the waist to the hem lined in flannel.
     
  6. Deedee

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    ohhh x) thanks for clearing that up. sometimes I get things mixed up since english is not my native language. Still like the idea of having flannel as a lining.
     
  7. tinsel

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    I just had this navy blue cashmere overcoat made. Sky blue lining, half calf length.

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  8. patrickBOOTH

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    Looks fantastic tinsel. Wear it in good health!
     
  9. NewYorkIslander

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    Looks good. Is this with a jacket underneath? I like the sleeve length, similar to a sport coat. I wear my overcoats like sport coats without jackets underneath and I prefer a sleeve length closer to a sport coat as well. Maybe that's just me.
     
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    What are your thoughts on the length? Would you do it again? It's hard to find coats that long.
     
  12. tinsel

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    Yeah there was a lot of back and forth with my tailor about the length. Because of the quality of the cashmere I had to pay quite a bit more for the extra inches.

    I like how dramatic it looks but when I first started wearing it I got it caught in every cab door for about a week! Also a lot of cloak room hangers are too low meaning it drapes on the floor.

    Not the most practical but especially warm and I would highly recommend going for it.
     
  13. NewYorkIslander

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    This is a perfect description of it...looks cool. Especially considering how slim you appear/are.
     
  14. LaymanX

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    Wowzers.. any idea where I can buy something like this RTW? In charcoal, navy, black, whatever! This is fantastic! :bounce2:
     
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    +1
     
  16. jamesny

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    Great color and for me just the right length.

     
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    ^ I would like to know as well, I remember this came up a bit back and it was some obscure Italian RTW brand.
     
  18. Reborn

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    Cantarelli
     
  19. sprout2

    sprout2 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, yes. Well, that's not so obcure after all.
    The smoking gun is here:
    http://rootweb.jugem.jp/?eid=733
    Japan, where there are more shops selling Cantarelli suits and Petronius ties per capita than there are Starbucks.
     
  20. coatlover

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    beautiful coat. who made it?
     

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