Officer / Military style coats/jackets

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by 1veritas, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. 1veritas

    1veritas New Member

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    Hi there,

    I am currently looking for a good officer/military style coat/jacket for non-formal wear. It should ideally be double breasted and have a fitted look

    To give you an idea, I like this RaRe coat but think its a bit too long (looking for short to mid length) and maybe a tad dull.

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    I'd be really interested in your suggestions where to look or maybe you have particular coats in mind. Thanks a lot! [​IMG]
     
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    Probably the most classical Military overcoat that works well with "civilian clothing" is the British Warm. I wore one for years when I lived in Chicago where winters are especially bitter. Mine was a 32oz Melton from Chipp(Winston Tailors- SF Affiliate). It didn't have epaulettes. http://www.newandlingwood.com/iashop.php?function=viewprod&ID=916 http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/1950/britishwarmovercoat08.jpg
     
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  3. Chris Waffles

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    You might try ebay--I snagged a nice vintage USN officer's coat a few weeks ago for cheap!
     
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    These are awesome coats. I love the retro military look.
     
  5. MikeDT

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  6. 1veritas

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    Thanks a lot for the tips, a lot of inspiration already, really like that air force coat as well!

    I found a few other examples from Balmain:

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    Do you know anything that comes close to pic #1 (I think this Belmain isn't available any more)?

    EDIT: Just saw that these are in the latest collection:
    http://www.balmain.com/mode-homme-2011-2012-collection-balmain-homme-automne-hiver-2011-2012/look-4/
    http://www.balmain.com/mode-homme-2011-2012-collection-balmain-homme-automne-hiver-2011-2012/look-7/

    Would you know a good online store where to shop Balmain?

    Thanks!
     
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  7. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    There is always the classical U.S. Navy Enlisted Peacoat.
     
  8. David Reeves

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    Im rolling these out this fall;

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    Ill probably do a peacoat next.
     
  9. MikeDT

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    Do you ship to Inner Mongolia? The winters can be rather cold here(-40C).

    Had to make do with this getup last winter.
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    Knock-off Traffic parka(which fell apart after 3 months), knock-off Adidas hat, but the scarf was genuine Erdos.
     
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  10. Achillus

    Achillus Senior member

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    The coat above looks like a woman coat.
     
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  11. David Reeves

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    May I suggest for Monsier the quilted model?

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    Does Fedex do inner mongolia?
     
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    Looks good to me.

    I believe FedEx ship everywhere don't they... I've seen that Tom Hanks movie 'Cast Away'. :) I would have to check.

    David I'll PM you if I decide to have one of your coats.
     
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  14. Nicola

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    Do you know many women that wear army boots?
     

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