Advice on how to make up a three-quarter overcoat

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  1. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Today I walked into my tailor's shop to order a corduroy sportcoat and I saw an overcoating material that took my fancy. It's just a black and white herringbone, but in an unusually large scale that I like. Anyway, now I'm thinking of ordering a three-quarter coat in that material. Any ideas and/or photos would be much appreciated.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    herringbone here isn't on such a large scale, but i have this coat and love it
     
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    ^ Beautiful, Gazzy. Maker?
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Attolini (bought off B&S)
     
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    That Attolini coat is nice but a bit longer than what I had in mind. I think I'm after a better version of this:

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    Get a polo coat (turn-back cuffs, half back belt, double breasted, patch pocket).

    I have one and it is quite dashing in non-traditional colors (not camel)
     
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    I thought this was an Iroh how-to thread. I've been horribly duped.
     
  8. radicaldog

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    I do have a polo coat, RTW camel hair from O'Connell's. I also have a Loden Coat, a Pea Coat, a trench coat, a Chesterfield of sorts and a DB blue overcoat. So the context is that this is just something I fancy getting, not really something I need. Though it would fill a shoulder season niche, as the cloth weighs only 420gr.
     
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    Peak lapel, fly front, flapped hip pockets & slash chest pocket. Ticket pocket optional.

    IMO patches don't go with peaks.
     
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    You were gonna make a custom corduroy jacket? Out of all the fabrics, you'd choose corduroy? I love corduroy... but only for pants. I find corduroy jackets cheap. Maybe just me.
     
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    Agree. Slanted or straight pockets? I'm thinking slanted, but no ticket pocket. And slanted/barchetta breast pocket.
     
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    I love cord coats. They are cheap insofar as cotton costs a bit less than wool, but that's neither here nor there. Horses, courses etc.
     
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    I would make my theoretical OC up with ticket pocket + all straights, but I understand of course that this is a horses for courses thing.

    Either way I'm sure it will look smashing.

    Maybe belted cuffs for additional bonus coolio points? Actually maybe not on second thought.
     
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