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I'm looking for a Slim Fitting Topcoat.

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Priced at around 500$ (decent quality), do you guys have any suggestions for me?

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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I got mine from Benetton, and it's pretty darn slim. I wear size 38 and had to actually get a size 40 in order to wear it over a suit jacket. I thought the topcoat were one size larger already to adjust for the jacket underneath already. If it were any slimmer, I would say it was for a lady. I paid 179 euros, which equates to about 250 USD. The quality is pretty decent.
 

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Originally Posted by crpz32
I got mine from Benetton, and it's pretty darn slim. I wear size 38 and had to actually get a size 40 in order to wear it over a suit jacket. I thought the topcoat were one size larger already to adjust for the jacket underneath already. If it were any slimmer, I would say it was for a lady. I paid 179 euros, which equates to about 250 USD. The quality is pretty decent.


+1 I got mine last year and had to do the same thing regarding size but it's a great fit and I love the grey wool pin stripe.
 

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Banana Republic 3/4 length Topcoat.

Its on sale as of last Thursday - down to $157.00 USD.

I know many on SF do not approve of BR, but I own two of their topcoats,
one in full length (black) and the aforementioned 3/4 (tan). I love both for their slim fit.
 
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Originally Posted by theincumbent
Banana Republic 3/4 length Topcoat.

Its on sale as of last Thursday - down to $157.00 USD.

I know many on SF do not approve of BR, but I own two of their topcoats,
one in full length (black) and the aforementioned 3/4 (tan). I love both for their slim fit.


Banana Republic Monogram? Monogram seems to be slimmer than normal.

One other thing, can I bring a coat to the tailor to get it altered? Or is it completely unheard of lol?
 

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Originally Posted by FrenchDouchebag
Banana Republic Monogram? Monogram seems to be slimmer than normal.

One other thing, can I bring a coat to the tailor to get it altered? Or is it completely unheard of lol?


yes top coats and overcoats can be altered.
 

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I have a Benetton coat I bought last year. Pretty slim. I got it on sale for about $99, but it's cotton not wool
 

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Topman - they have some nice stuff that's pretty thin, and the price is right
 

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Originally Posted by gomestar
Topman - they have some nice stuff that's pretty thin, and the price is right

quality, however, is like H&M.
 

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Originally Posted by theincumbent
Banana Republic 3/4 length Topcoat.

Its on sale as of last Thursday - down to $157.00 USD.

I know many on SF do not approve of BR, but I own two of their topcoats,
one in full length (black) and the aforementioned 3/4 (tan). I love both for their slim fit.


I looked at that jacket and it was very thin. I think depending on the climate you might be able to work, but in midwestern winters it would definitely not suffice.

Nice coat though, I think it looks real sharp.
 

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Originally Posted by stickonatree
quality, however, is like H&M.

I've had better luck with Topman, though it does depend on the product. $40 trousers, while a great price, aren't going to be much better than H&M. The slightly "higher end" stuff is solidly made, it's nothing like mid-level brands like Emporio Armani, ZZegna, or Theory, but the price is much lower. You can get a sharp looking slim fit overcoat for $200-250. In my experience, it's around the same level as Banana Republic, but with less of a name in the US.
 

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What size are you? Operamann has two beautiful Canada double breasted topcoats at a very good price in the B&S forum, sized 42 and 44. Check 'em out. I am considering the 44 myself.

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