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Fishmouth lapels on a three-quarter coat?

radicaldog

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I've got some heavy donegal overcoating, brown on sand large-scale herringbone. I want to make a three-quarter coat (please don't tell me to get a polo or raglan instead: I've got those and other coats already). Now, why aren't fishmouth lapels often seen on outerwear? Of course they aren't often seen anywhere, but still; is there a specific reason why one should avoid them for outerwear?

This is a fishmouth lapel, just in case:


And this is the sort of coat I had in mind, though I'd make it shorter (mid-thigh or just below):



So the idea would be to do the country cloth in city cut thing, but in a slightly more modern way because of the shorter cut. Any thoughts? Cheers.
 

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The beauty of bespoke is that you can specify anything you want.
There's absolutely no reason not to get the coat you describe.
 

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fish mouth does not work on overcoats. it will not work if you want to flip up your collar and cross the fronts to protect your self from inclement weather
 

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fish mouth does not work on overcoats. it will not work if you want to flip up your collar and cross the fronts to protect your self from inclement weather

Wouldn't that be true of peak lapels as well? But they certainly worked for Eden, above.
 

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This 1970 Huntsman number could also be an option (fishmouth lapels of a sort, but DB):

 

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the peak has a deeper cut and can separate as long as it is not tacked together
 

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And why can't that be done with fishmouth? (genuine question!)
 

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Granted, it's a DB, but I quite like this...



 
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