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Getting an Overcoat Made

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

  1. LucasFilms

    LucasFilms Senior member

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    Great thread.. anyway, it is just a matter of how the weather is. In Madrid, Spain, there is no way people is going to wear long coats. All coats are 3/4 as much... not longer.

    A long coat is elegant but not appropiate for this weather. My favourite coat to wear in Mediterranean countries like Spain or Italy is a 3/4 Cerruti wool coat, navy color, very light and comfortable, great fabric. People usually wear things like this or sport coats, with technical fabric, even with suits. Maybe it is a less formal environment.
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

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    I'd still opt for a longer coat in a lighter weight, or just wear heavier suits without an overcoat. I pretty much don't wear an overcoat here in NYC unless it is in the 20's (F). I just have heavy suits.
     
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    Hmm, maybe hot weather places like Spain a cape would be better. It's airy. Doesn't take up much space. Seems more practical then being "fenced in" to a coat.
     
  4. LucasFilms

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    A cape is regarded like something very old fashioned and the good ones are also pretty expensive, more than many nice coats
     
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    Not sure why they cost so much. Cutting, making, putting them in and pressing sleeves is a lot of work. Whereas a cape putting in a couple of slits for armholes is considerably less work.

    Wearing a cape would perhaps take a certain air to pull it off. It is sort of useless in today's world perception wise.
     
  6. LucasFilms

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    What happened with that overcoat finally?
     
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  8. LucasFilms

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    whats the final look of it?
     
  9. TheTukker

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    Hè posted that above.
     
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  12. LucasFilms

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    I go with him all the time.. I am his double chin, hahaha

    Just had a movie produced by him around... I dont rack my brains with nicknames :)
     
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