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Overcoat colour

GradSchooler

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Hello all,

I'm thinking of having a new overcoat commissioned but can't decide on whether to go with the charcoal grey or midnight blue. I want something I can wear with either navy, charcoal, or earth-tone suits, black or brown shoes/gloves and a variety of scarves. Will Navy look odd with midnight blue (as in look like I'm wearing a navy suit with a black overcoat)? Any thoughts on which would be the better choice in terms of sheer versatility?
 

Geoffrey Firmin

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I would go with the grey goes with anything. I have one safely bagged against months at present. Get a lot of wear out of it in winter. The midnight blue does sound nice and wouldn't look too out of place with the attire you have described.
 

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tobacco brown would look hot...........also something different.
 

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i also like brown for overcoats, looks good with grey and earth tones, also with navy if dark enough
 

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A deep, rich burgundy is my favorite colour for an overcoat, and will go with pretty much any colour suit you care to wear.
 

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I have been a fan of all the charcoal chesterfields popping up this season, always a great look. I would normally say blue, but that is also why my closets are overflowing with all shades of the color.
 

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camel or grey.
 

GradSchooler

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Thanks for the replies! I appreciate all the colour suggestions, but I'm really only considering charcoal or midnight blue. As awesome as a burgundy overcoat sounds I need something that will be funeral appropriate (just in case).
 

Sazerac

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The deep tobacco brown mentioned above would be gorgeous. Deep browns go with more or less everything.

EDIT: all right, then charcoal.
 

Patek

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I purchased an overcoat this weekend. I thought I wanted charcoal, but I tried on a herringbone grey coat and as much as I tried to convince myself that the charcoal was the way to go, my eyes, my girlfriend, and even the sales lady convinced me to go with the herringbone.
 

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I recently had to make the same decision and I went with the charcoal, I felt it would be the more versatile of the two. Rather than a plain charcoal I've gone with a fabric which has a faint glen check, to make it a bit more interesting.
 

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