Bespoke Overcoat

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  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    With this one, the tailor already had a DB suit pattern for me. He asked (via email) how long I wanted it. I said "mid calf." He asked me to put on one of his coats and measure down from the base of the collar to mid calf. I did that (with help) and sent him the measurement.

    At the first fitting, he thought the coat was much too long. I agreed. I think at that point it might have been literally mid-calf, the exact halfway point. I don't know how many inches he brought it up. It's still well past the knee, I would estimate 6".
     


  2. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    It's difficult to find fault with this very well-executed overcoat.

    The above comment on length and 'even Brooks Brothers' and whatnot is simply preposterous.
     


  3. Reevolving

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    Looks nice Manton. But given the photos ... I feel as if I'm looking at a Magritte.

    RSS, is this what you're referring to?
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    A shorter man should NEVER wear a very long mid calf coat and it should always be above the knee. Anything longer and he looks like Toulouse-Lautrec and it makes him look shorter or like a kid who's coat's too long for him.

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  4. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Someone's gotta ask, so I will:
    Manton, what did the coat cost?
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Someone's gotta ask, so I will:
    Manton, what did the coat cost?


    Less than A&S would have charged, though not a whole lot less.
     


  6. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    Same thing going on with my current bespoke overcoat order.

    Better pics please [​IMG] !
     


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  8. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Originally Posted by Reevolving [​IMG]
    Someone's gotta ask, so I will: Manton, what did the coat cost? Less than A&S would have charged, though not a whole lot less.[/quote] This didn't help. Anyone....how much will a bespoke overcoat cost?
     


  9. patrickBOOTH

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  10. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Somewhat less than a two piece suit. They require more cloth but less tailoring.
     


  11. R.O. Thornhill

    R.O. Thornhill Senior member

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    Mine cost me the same as a two piece suit
     


  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would assume it all depends on the price of the fabric as well.
     


  13. wmb

    wmb Senior member

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    For me the price was a bit more than a suit, but as patrickB mentions this is probably due to the fabric.
     


  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I just had a fitting for a bespoke camel hair polo coat, same tailor. Should take delviery later this fall. Will post pics.
     


  15. NOBD

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    Your first bespoke coat, Manton? (Or did I miss one... or two?)
     


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