Any good 3/4 coats out there?

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  1. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    I'm kicking myself for not buying one of the Brooks 3/4 length patterned coats that were out last Fall, as I love plaids and, yes, checks. [​IMG]

    Went shopping this weekend and patterns have apparently been deemed "out" by the powers that be (which - I now understand after viewing 'The Devil Wears Prada' with the amazing Ms. Hathaway - hold more sway over my sartorial options than I heretofore thought possible) and basic tan, brown, and charcoal are now "in." Boring.

    Anyone know where I can find a patterned car coat or, hell, even full-length? Ebay has produced nothing.

    I'm thinking of punting and just wearing a sport coat every day, sans the outerwear.

    Your recommendations are warmly appreciated.
     


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    Loro Piana has some of the best coats I've ever seen. The 3/4 seems to be a speciality of sorts with them. Classic style, strong construction, expensive, but long-lasting. NYC store.
     


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    I'm assuming that "3/4" means, "above the knee". Is that correct?. Is a car coat length considered 3/4?
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    denning Senior member

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    I almost bought that coat at $200 in early spring.
     


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    I'm assuming that "3/4" means, "above the knee". Is that correct?. Is a car coat length considered 3/4?
    You are correct, Sir.
     


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    Here's an above the knee Valentino tweed coat:
    [​IMG]

    Stop yelling [​IMG]
     


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  11. Mr. Checks

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    Oohh, very nice chalk stripes. I was looking for something a bit less formal, though, that wouldn't be out of place with jeans/cords.

    Also, neither the Michel Angelo nor the FiH have my size (44).

    Maybe I'll just have to wear a sport coat like an aged Sicilian, walking around with my hands behind my back. One could do worse.
     


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    JBZ Senior member

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    I absolutely love the look of this coat from the Orvis website. It might be a bit longer than what you're looking for, but it does have a nice windowpane pattern. I think it would work well with jeans or cords.

    [​IMG]
     


  13. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Exactly what I'm looking for, pattern-wise.

    I think that's it.

    Thanks!
     


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    You're welcome.
     


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