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Overcoat or Topcoat with Shawl Lapels

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These days, we see shawl lapels on all sorts of fashionable casual sport coats. Perhaps this is horrible and the violators should be exiled from the world of style. It is certainly more traditional to put them on waistcoats.

What about putting them on an overcoat or topcoat - either single or double-breasted? This must have crossed someone's mind.
 

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YFYF: Are the sketches digital? Can you send them? A velvet facing is a great idea.

Otherwise, I understand now what Astrakhan collared coats look like underneath.
 

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I've seen it in all-wool overcoats. Very '40's. I have a vintage pea-type coat that has a rather large one- nice, as when you flip it up it covers your ears.
 

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I think it might look too much like a robe. Would it be single or double breasted? Double might look more like a robe, but seems more natural for the shawl. I like the Despos coat, which is a little like a shawl, but still has a distinction between lapels and collar.

 

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I found this one on the men's style site. Apparently it is inspired by blade-runner. It probably wouldn't quite qualify as an overcoat though.
 

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I've done that wrap coat twice with a shawl. Both times in navy blue cashmere. One client was 6'4" and thin. The coat looked great. They were both made in the mid 90's, no pictures.
 

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