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What kind of coat should I buy for that can handle winter?

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by ByTheOcean, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. ByTheOcean

    ByTheOcean Active Member

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    So, autumn and winter is coming up and I'm looking to buy a good coat. Now that I'm pretty much done growing(at 17), I can actually buy something that will last me for many years to come. Therefore, I want something that can handle Swedish winter and fall, and also look really good while lasting a long time. My usual clothing for a regular day would be jeans (darkish or lightish), a shirt and sweater, with chestnut chelsea boots. When I don't wear chelsea boots I will probably wear oxfords in dark brown(haven't purchased anything yet), but if it's a particularly nice day I would wear light-brown tassel loafers in suede. I'm also planning on purchasing a pair of grey flannel trousers(not sure how light).

    I've been looking around, but I'm not really sure what color, style etc I want. I quite like thishttps://www.careofcarl.com/sv/artiklar/morris-heritage-george-doublefaced-coat-camel.html but I'm not sure if it goes with my other clothing. It's also quite expensive at $770. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Well-Known Member

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    That's not really the type of cost you need. How about a navy pea coat?
     
  3. ByTheOcean

    ByTheOcean Active Member

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    I'm curious, why isn't that the type of coat I need?

    As for pea coats, I don't like them very much. I think the proportions look off when something that bulky is that short.
     
  4. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    Do bear in mind that many men will not have precisely the same measurements many years later, that they did at 17. (Before anyone feels compelled to say that he has precisely the same physique now as he did all those years ago, when he was 17, I never said it was impossible. Just that it's not something to be assumed.)

    Moreover, your tastes at age 17 may not remain unchanged for many years to come.

    Those things having been said, I don't hate the coat to which you referred. Although I'd prefer it in a darker color. And it strikes me as somewhat on the formal side for wearing with jeans.
     
  5. ByTheOcean

    ByTheOcean Active Member

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    Thank you for the input! I'm aware that my taste might change, which is why I'm going for a more "simple" look, instead of something like a duffle, which I'm not sure I will like in 10 years.

    I agree on the color, might be a bit light for pale winter-skin. I'm curious as to what makes this coat too formal for jeans. What are signs that one coat is more formal than another?

    Last winter I noticed that a lot of people in my school wore coats like this(maybe something different that I'm not aware of) with jeans. Maybe it's a regional thing, I've heard that my city is a "jeans-city".
     

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