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Bespoke Overcoat

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :laugh: Oh man, that is too much. I wish this guy would do that to reer his ugly face to the public once and for all.
     
  2. Sam Butler

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    That's a very nice coat. I'm thinking of having a bespoke overcoat made this Summer ready for next winter. I want something with a touch of the 'Enoch Thompson about it, but I have to be careful on patterns and colour as I'm a larger framed gentleman.

    What does everyone think? I'm thinking something knee length with a tweedesque windowpane check.
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would personally get it past the knee. Short coats are all the rage these days, but they provide little warmth compared to longer coats and look a bit silly, imo. I think something tweedy would be nice, but it is up to you and the level of formality that you need. If you are wearing it for formal occassions, or even business I would recommend a regular worsted, but maybe a very faint herringbone in a navy, or charcoal so that it's not too loud.
     
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  4. wmb

    wmb Senior member

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    Not a fan of any longer than about the bottom of the kneecap -- longer ones look dated to me. Don't like above the knee overcoats either... fine line I guess
     
  5. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    The astrakhan has landed.
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  7. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Not this:

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    This:

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  8. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'll raise you -
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  9. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Astra....


    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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  10. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Now you're blatantly stealing my shtick.

    From hell's heart I stab at thee!
     
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  11. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Did you also make it yourself, from your own eyebrows?
     
  13. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    You like it, teh lamb?
     
  14. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If George were an SFer, he'd post about how he was totally rocking that astrakhan and how you only need to have the confidence to pull it off.
     
  15. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    If George were an SFer, he would fold over the astrakhan six times and wear it as a necktie.
     
  16. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    Yes, on my plate, anytime :)

    The photo was so suggestive^^
     
  17. wmb

    wmb Senior member

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    mine is a sheared beaver... how did this get into the overcoat thread???
     
  18. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Because a new bespoke overcoat that I am having made will have an astrakhan collar.
     
  19. wmb

    wmb Senior member

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    oh ok
     
  20. wmb

    wmb Senior member

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    F.Corb: is the astrakhan on just the collar of your coat, or does it run down the lapels as well?
     

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