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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

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    Pictures, please.
     


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    JamesX Distinguished 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

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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 Stylish Dinosaur

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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.
     


  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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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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    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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    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.
     


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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.
     


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