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Bespoke Overcoat

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

  1. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    That's a frock coat, not an overcoat. Rather different.


    Well aware of that.Just pointing out the similiarities double breasted, knee length, & peak lapel,
     
  2. cptjeff

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    Well aware of that.Just pointing out the similiarities double breasted, knee length, & peak lapel,
    Trouble is that that it's like posting about somebody's peacoat and saying "x had a coat just like that" and posting a guy in a DB tuxedo. Yes, there are some surface similarities, but the garments are nothing alike. Lincoln's favorite overcoat was given to him as a gift by Brooks Brothers, made out of an ultrafine wool, was single breasted. It's also the same one he wore to Ford's theater that there have been debates over the display of. But as he favored black suits, SF is free to ignore examples he might have set.
     
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    Manton - great looking coat from what I can tell. Looks long and warm and comfy. Hope to see more photos soon.
     
  4. comrade

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    Jesus you're tall


    Don't call him Jesus.
    It might make his palms bleed.
     
  5. comrade

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    An outstanding coat!. Elegant but not close fitting like so much that is shown RTW.
    As a practical matter, a looser fitting coat is usually warmer
     
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    Looks great, all though I prefer my coats more slouchy and with belts.
     
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  8. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Holy God this thing is heavy. [​IMG]
     
  9. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It actually has a pretty decent waist.

    I hate, hate, hate short coats. Must go past the knee for me.


    Wearing mine (above/at the knee) today. Could not imagine wearing something that heavy and long, I'd be sweating like crazy.
     
  10. gomestar

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    was the mirror flat against a wall or tilted back a little bit? You look incredibly tall in the picture.
     
  11. NOBD

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    Tried to brush it up a little (hope you don't mind, Manton):

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Jesus ... I can't see a damn thing.

    I spoke too soon ... had not gotten to this page ... and lightened photos.
     
  13. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    was the mirror flat against a wall or tilted back a little bit? You look incredibly tall in the picture.

    Tilted.
     
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    gomestar Senior member

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    Tilted.

    that explains it. Thanks, Abe.
     
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    Tried to brush it up a little (hope you don't mind, Manton):

    Good work NOBD.

    Manton, the overcoat looks fantastic.
     
  16. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wearing mine (above/at the knee) today. Could not imagine wearing something that heavy and long, I'd be sweating like crazy.

    It's actually not too warm but wearing it is kind of a workout.
     
  17. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's actually not too warm but wearing it is kind of a workout.

    400-500gms is as high as I can go. You wear a warm suit under it?
     
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    Looks nice Manton. But given the photos ... I feel as if I'm looking at a Magritte.
     
  19. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    400-500gms is as high as I can go. You wear a warm suit under it?

    I did today. I have a rather windswept walk to the train.

    Actually, I was quite comfortable in it on the train. I assume I will get used to the weight.
     
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    I assume I will get used to the weight.
    I think you will; and then you will wonder how you managed on cold days without it. At least, I feel that way about my heaviest long overcoat. [​IMG] I like (what I can see of) it especially the good length, but do you think the sleeves should be lengthened a smidgen? I personally like the coat sleeve to be long enough to stay over the top of the glove bottom in most positions. I mean, if it's cold enough for a proper heavy overcoat, you're not going to want exposed wrists.
     

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