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2-button overcoats, classic or trendy?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spidercan, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. spidercan

    spidercan Senior member

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    Just puchased a beautiful gray Isaia overcoat in my impossible to find size (36). However I've never seen one with 2 buttons and peak lapels. I may have given in to the "deal" over need, as I got it for $780. Is this classic enough or should I return?

    http://www.yoox.com/us/41363990XL/item?dept=
    (the washed out photo makes it look light gray/brown. It's really a medium gray)
     
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  2. spidercan

    spidercan Senior member

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  3. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    Pictures, please.
     
  4. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    Some overcoats are peak lapel-ed. But I don't remember ever seeing one with just 2 buttons.
     
  5. spidercan

    spidercan Senior member

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    Posted a photo link in the OP. I've seen a lot of Paul Smith overcoats with two buttons. But aside from that neither have I.
     
  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Not a huge fan of the gorge. Too high.Something about the "peak" reaching over the shoulder line looks funny

    I think high gorge notch lapel jackets/coats look fine.
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    I used to be a fan of current Isaia, but I now realize it has a strange cut. The chest is too small for the tagged size, and the jackets are always short. (29.25 on a 40R)
     
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    mhdena Senior member

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    Looks like a woman's coat.

    Also at the bottom of the page are more women's clothes, boots, shoes, etc.

    You sure you were in the right section? lol
     
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    mhdena Senior member

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    duplicate
     
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  10. spidercan

    spidercan Senior member

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    Ha yes it's common when you post links from yoox. Always shows the item in the women's section.
     
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    clee1982 Senior member

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    Wait until you see in real life i suppose...
     
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    Looks fine, but I'd be worried about practicality. You're going to retain less heat with that than you would with three buttons- there's a reason most overcoats don't leave much room open up top.
     
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  13. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    I think the point of coats cut that low is to show off your seriously nice cashmere scarf -- which you'll need. Just do that, I guess.
     
  14. punchdrunkwelle

    punchdrunkwelle Active Member

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    I this that's more trendy than usual.
     
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    I've looked at the coat a couple times now and this is the opinion I've arrived at. Something about the peaks poking up over the shoulder really bugs me... I feel like I'd be always trying to push them down.

    I don't hate the jacket but I certainly do thing it's on the fashion forward side and isn't meant to stand up as a classic look.
     
  16. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I see you are from Boston where it gets "wicked cold". I would get a jacket that buttons up for practical reasons alone.

    But, the fact that you are having reservations about the peak lapels....send it back. Better to wait and buy something that looks and feels right.

    The most expensive clothing you will ever buy is the clothing that you don't wear.
     
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