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Over the Shoulders, Under the Knees: Long Coats

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Synthese, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. baltimoron

    baltimoron Well-Known Member

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  2. Mulan

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    Personally, I really like the coats Mulder and Scully wore on the X-Files. Early seasons at least.
     
  3. baltimoron

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    Recent long coats

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  4. Parker

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    "Coat season" started here this week. Unfo. it only lasts about 3 weeks. :-(
    Branquinho tweed trench. Hard to tell but it has lots of cool quilting and insert panels.

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  5. baltimoron

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    I really like the back detail on that. Length is great as well
     
  6. sipang

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    bumping this for visibility because those lines are crazy sharp
     
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    also goes nicely with the scribbles on the wall
     
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    goddamn that's an amazing coat
     
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    Also, Branquinho means business, certainly among the heaviest most bombproof fashion-brand-coats I've had the occasion to handle.


    They also have cool details like metal ring-secured buttons (instead of sewn on) which if I recall correctly were usually found on military uniforms and the likes. Or maybe it was commonplace in old garments and I'm just ignorant, I'm sure there's a name for them (anyone ? @dieworkwear ?)

    @Parker does your coat have those too ?




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  12. dieworkwear

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    Not exactly sure what kind of buttons you're talking about, but maybe they're livery buttons? Or things designed after livery buttons?

    Livery buttons were put on uniforms in the 18th and 19th centuries (they were flat in the 18th, but then became convex in the 19th).Usually made of silver or burnished metal. Front often had a coat of arms or some kind of pattern. Back had a ring for inserting a little chain, although the design (the ring part anyway) can sometimes be found elsewhere. Leather wrapped buttons, like what you see on old tweeds, sometimes have those rings.

    Vittoria de Buzzaccarini, who's wrote a really cool book on men's coats, has a book dedicated to just buttons.
     
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  13. sipang

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    Looks to be the same general idea as livery buttons, yeah. I have some jackets and cardigans with leather wrapped buttons that have those same small rings but iirc there's a thread going through that ring that secures the button to the garment.


    Posted some pics to clarify
     
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    @sipang Yeah, the Branquinho tweed trench is really well made. It's suprisingly not too heavy -- the fabric is kind of spongy yet strong. Maybe it's Harris tweed? The design is very cool with the storm flap (is that what that upper back thing is called?) being diamond quilted. And elbow patch inserts which are also quilted. Nice rolled/swelled edged everywhere and leather wrapped hardware. The buttons are horn with a single pin on the front that connects to a metal ring like in your sample. Coincidentally the same or very similar buttons as on my EG Bedford jacket. I find the metal rings kind of annoying though since they can snag one's expensive knitwear ;-)

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    I busted out another long coat yesterday. Proper slacks would probably look better than jeans which are actually off-white (not gray, no good white balance on camera), but it was raining all day and I didn't want to get any nice threads wet and muddy.

    Lemaire raincoat. I loooove this coat. It's cotton but really soft and refined with nice detail. Feels great on.

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    that look so nice, i'm jelly
     
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    been loving my black/navy algae this winter/fall courtesy of @sipang :)))
     
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    This thread needs more posts.

    Was looking through @sipang 's Dries 2013 thread and pulled some ones I liked

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    i like the look of this studio nicholson 'david byrne' coat


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