Overcoat for Tux

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  1. ccc123

    ccc123 Senior member

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    Just wondering what everyone favors for a formal overcoat when wearing a tux?

    Cashmere?
     


  2. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I have a black cashmere overcoat for formal occasions.
     


  3. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I have a black cashmere overcoat for formal occasions.

    +1, although I do have a circa 1992 Ralph Lauren chesterfield coat as well.
     


  4. Sator

    Sator Senior member

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    A Chesterfield is the most classical overcoat - black, charcoal or navy. Wool, cashmere, vicuña, camel, llama, alpaca, guanaco, angora, mohair - whatever you want.
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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  6. mdg137

    mdg137 Senior member

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    +1----Chesterfield
     


  7. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    I wear a black Brooks Chesterfield.
     




  8. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    black cashmere
    i also found in my father closet, a black wool-mohair Aquascutum top coat that was made in the early-mid sixites.
     


  9. maxnharry

    maxnharry Senior member

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    Black wool chesterfield.
     


  10. ccc123

    ccc123 Senior member

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    Thanks to all - Seems like the Chesterfield has it!
     


  11. adagio

    adagio Senior member

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    A black wool herringbone Gentleman's top coat with peak grosgrain lapels. Bespoke (not for me) 1922. A once in a lifetime find on ebay. The lapels can be buttoned over the throat in chilly weather.
    Adagio
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  12. Eagle

    Eagle Senior member

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    ^I've a dark charcoal wool herringbone weave HSM overcoat, that I've pressed into service for such functions...not proper perhaps but, close enough to get me in, out of the cold and directly to the coatroom!
     


  13. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Adagio, that is an incredible coat; as great a step away from a Chesterfield as a tuxedo is from a lounge suit.

    ~ H
     


  14. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    I have one that looks very similar to this one and in a similar color. Technically, it's probably a shade or two too light to be worn for evening wear, but I don't care. I like it. It's sort of an almost-Chesterfield, but with peak lapels on the SB and without the fly front. I had it made up in a wool/cashmere blend herringbone fabric.

    Purists might object, but oh well.

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