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nordicstyle

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I'm talking about the classic canvas(?) dusters worn in films such as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West. Would you wear one, and if so, when/how? Can they be worn with casual wear like a shirt, jeans and boots without looking like cowboy from the country? Could they be worn with a suit? I love how they look in the movies, but I'm not sure I would dare to wear one myself. In case you have no idea what I'm talking about, here are some pictures to illustrate the look:
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I dont see it being done with classic menswear. Perhaps if a design house came out with their variation of one. I can see Rick Owens doing something like that. To answer your question though, no, I would not.
 

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negative. maybe if you're out west on the ranch. i think filson offers one, and the pogues looked good in them on red roses, but otherwise, no. you see some guys wearing them w/ businesswear (i think jpeterman sold one w/ a leather collar
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Originally Posted by emmanuel
I dont see it being done with classic menswear. Perhaps if a design house came out with their variation of one. I can see Rick Owens doing something like that. To answer your question though, no, I would not.

I think several already have (at least if you count J. Peterman as a "design house"), but they are usually down-toned version or just "western inspired" overcoats. I can see how "the real thing" would stand out in an urban environment.
 

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RLPL I think put something fairly similar out a year or so back. Not with all the same detailing, but of a generally similar nature.
 

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Originally Posted by romafan
negative. maybe if you're out west on the ranch. i think filson offers one, and the pogues looked good in them on red roses, but otherwise, no. you see some guys wearing them w/ businesswear (i think jpeterman sold one w/ a leather collar
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awhile ago) and they look like dolts....


Incidentally, my father lives on a farm. At least I could wear it when I visit him...
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On a side note, what do you people think about wearing western boots with jeans and a dress shirt? I wear boot cut pants, so I wouldn't put the jeans inside the boots (which I think look rather silly on men). Also, I would not wear boots with too much decoration on them, but rather quite simple boots with a western form/design.
 

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Originally Posted by nordicstyle
Incidentally, my father lives on a farm. At least I could wear it when I visit him...
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On a side note, what do you people think about wearing western boots with jeans and a dress shirt? I wear boot cut pants, so I wouldn't put the jeans inside the boots (which I think look rather silly on men). Also, I would not wear boots with too much decoration on them, but rather quite simple boots with a western form/design.


You're in Norway?
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Maybe Lucky Strike can help....
 

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Definitely would not wear an oilskin duster over a suit. With casual wear, sure, but I lived in Texas most of my life and I wear cowboy boots, Western belts etc.

If you do work outdoors in rainy weather, they're very practical which makes them look less out of place.
 

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Originally Posted by nordicstyle
On a side note, what do you people think about wearing western boots with jeans and a dress shirt? I wear boot cut pants, so I wouldn't put the jeans inside the boots (which I think look rather silly on men). Also, I would not wear boots with too much decoration on them, but rather quite simple boots with a western form/design.
I do it all the time, not just with jeans. The less pointy the toes and the less slanted the heels, the less Europeans seem to notice unless you've got some obviously exotic skin. If I'm going to wear boots with a suit, though, pointy toes, leather soles and slanted heels are a must.
 

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THe J.Peterman ones are canvas twill, not oilskin. I don't own one, and when I've seen them they are definitely noticeable, but wearable. I have the Peterman barn coat, which is similar, but shorter, and which I use casually.
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
THe J.Peterman ones are canvas twill, not oilskin. I don't own one, and when I've seen them they are definitely noticeable, but wearable. I have the Peterman barn coat, which is similar, but shorter, and which I use casually.

Here it is:
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Wish they had a real picture of it though. It's hard to get any feeling of the material from the drawing. Still, I think it looks kind of cool.
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