Getting an Overcoat Made

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NewYorkIslander, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    hey ranger..
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    heres what you need for your long walk.
    after the overcoat is finished. put it on while wearing of your suit coat.
    then turn up the collar so that it is as snug as you wish against the weather.
    have the lapels lie flat in their protective position,
    the tailor then marks where the left lapel buttonhole is at.
    he then sews that "storm button" in place on the right side.
    the facings are double thickness, with one on top of another.
    thats 4 layers of cloth protecting your chest up to your neck.
    when the collar and lapel is in its normal position the "storm" button is hidden.
    this works for single as well as double breast.

    hope everyone here reads this, and protects themselves this way.
     


  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'll have something for this thread soon.
     


  3. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Nice.
     


  4. TheWraith

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    I'm interested from people here, and this thread seems as good as any to pose this...what would be the best all-round colour for an overcoat, to go with both charcoal and navy suits? Both black and brown shoes?
     


  5. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

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    Wraith, you could go either navy or grey, depending on what you prefer. If you aren't averse to black and brown you could also do a camel colored coat as well, but most here would shriek at the sight of black shoes with it.
     


  6. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Mine is a dark grey and charcoal glen check; it goes perfectly with charcoal or navy suits, and black or brown shoes. The only thing it doesn't go with is tweeds.
     


  7. sugarbutch

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    I think charcoal is the most versatile.
     


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  9. shilleck

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    I'd go for the charcoal overcoat as well, it looks classy and really goes well with most colors
     


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    You can never go wrong with a dark gray,charcoal. Navy is somewhat casual though I am influenced by working as a mortician in Alaska. I wear charcoal cashmere most of the year but in sub 0 temps this has been my best overcoat. I have worn it at -40 though the boots are less stylish at those temps.
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  11. connor09

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    herringbone or glen check in charcoal
     


  12. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I wouldn't get a glen check as a first overcoat (or even a second for that matter). A plain (or a muted herringbone) navy would be ideal for the first.
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

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    A muted herringbone in navy is exactly what I am doing. Be here soon.

    I also don't understand some people's decisions on fabric for overcoats. I mean, I don't consider them sport coats, which is what most people tend to style them like. If I had 4 already, something loud would be my 5th.
     


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    Please do post photos. I was thinking of getting something very similar and would love to see pictures. Where did you have it made?
     


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    Ercole's. It isn't finished yet. In fact, it hasn't been started. I have to hand Frank a wad of cash tomorrow.
     


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