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Getting an Overcoat Made

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

  1. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    This one is fantastic.
     
  2. connor09

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    I second that. Now that is how an overcoat should look like.
     
  3. Digmenow

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    Please help the totally clueless among us and by "us", I mean "me". I think the look below is fabulous but I thought that an overcoat was not subject to the "leave the last button undone" rule. I am not opposed to it but I currently button them all, for full protection against the elements. Am I wrong?

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  4. Sanguis Mortuum

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    With an overcoat it is not compulsory, you can leave it undone or you can do it up.
     
  5. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    First fitting today, this really is an embryo of what it will be!
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  6. fritzl

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    sleeves are quite long. trousers are very long. i cannot put my finger on it, but fabulous doesn't come to my mind....
     
  7. TheTukker

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    Many thanks for posting Rob - really keen to see how this one will turn out!

    Curious: how close did you want this coat to resemble the Taub coat?
     
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  8. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    Close, but not identical. I'll have a few details that Taub's won't, like a sleeve band and the buttons on the pockets. Not sure if the back will be exactly the same either, don't remember how Taub's had it.
     
  9. FlyingMonkey

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    This is looking really great so far, NYR... can't wait to see the end product.
     
  10. TheTukker

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    Thanks Rob - that's exactly where I was going. I was thinking about this detail:

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    Any specific reason why yours will (not) have that detail? Clearly, no critique; am contemplating this as a future coat, but am not sure about that upper back detail. Why is it there like that instead of a one piece back?
     
  11. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    We did look at it, but I decided I wanted a cleaner looking belted back. If we did it like Taub's, then the eye would be drawn away from the belt and would create a bit of a sloppy look imo.
     
  12. potter AB

    potter AB Well-Known Member

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    Great project, thank you for sharing :)
     
  13. musicguy

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    Thanks for posting NYR. Even though I wouldn't opt for your chocies, I love these kinds of threads. SF needs more like them.
     
  14. TheTukker

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    Many thanks for sharing your thoughts here; agreed.
     
  15. NewYorkIslander

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  16. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Spoke to Frank about it on Wednesday. He is very excited. Had my first fitting.
     
  17. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    Another pic from Frank yesterday, almost there:
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  18. Deedee

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    What kind of coat are you getting? Sorry if this has been discussed before.
     
  19. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This, I decided to go for a clean back though. Center vent.
     
  20. Deedee

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    Looking forward to seeing some pictures of it. Sounds great! I love DB coats. How long are you going to have it made?
     

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