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Second overcoat: navy or camel?

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I'm not saying the statement is wrong. Simply offering my opinion. If I misread or misunderstood the statement, then I'll stand aside.
I don't share that view. I think tan coats are fine over dark suits. There are some shades of tan overcoating, however, there can be difficult to wear in general.
 

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I don't share that view. I think tan coats are fine over dark suits. There are some shades of tan overcoating, however, there can be difficult to wear in general.
As do I, and I believe that's the point I was trying to make.

The OP already has a gray herringbone coat. As to which coat should be the next, as he already has a dark one, I think the camel coat will give more flexibility and can be worn casually as well with more formal business attire.

Navy is fine too, but it would seem a bit redundant in this case.
 

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As do I, and I believe that's the point I was trying to make.

The OP already has a gray herringbone coat. As to which coat should be the next, as he already has a dark one, I think the camel coat will give more flexibility and can be worn casually as well with more formal business attire.

Navy is fine too, but it would seem a bit redundant in this case.
I don't think it's useful to think of coat colors like this. I think you should think of the overall design. As I said earlier, the coat's color should go hand-in-hand with the rest of the coat's design, it's not like you can easily swap out colors like this. Depending on the coat's overall design, the navy one may be more useful for someone's lifestyle. It just depends on their intended usage.
 

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I've always liked this Tailor Caid herringbone overcoat, and think its fairly versatile if you already have a conservative business dress overcoat.

If you have a tailor who can recreate something like this, I think there are some Magee Donegal Tweeds that come pretty close. I've been contemplating something similar as a 'jack of all trades' coat to complement a black topcoat, but i would opt for slash pockets instead of flap

Tailor CAID coat 3 (1).jpg

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Just to be clear, i think that tan coats can look great on a dark suit, too.
I just think that if someone is wearing an overcoat (over a suit) day-in, day-out for 2-3 months, a tan coat, being more easily soiled and more stand-out, would be my 3rd or 4th coat (assuming one owns so many).
 

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I've always liked this Tailor Caid herringbone overcoat, and think its fairly versatile if you already have a conservative business dress overcoat.

If you have a tailor who can recreate something like this, I think there are some Magee Donegal Tweeds that come pretty close. I've been contemplating something similar as a 'jack of all trades' coat to complement a black topcoat, but i would opt for slash pockets instead of flap


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Exactly what I was thinking about.
 

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I am partial to Raglan sleeves on a tweed coat. Most Raglans come
with a Balmacaan collar. One seldom sees these sleeves on a button
through coat except on Winston Churchill:
winston-churchill-1940-C45H2Y.jpg
 

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Somewhere, there is a shot from the 30s with someone wearing a moderately urban DB coat that has raglan sleeves. Fairbanks? Windsor? Love to find that again. If I were going to order another coat, that would be a cool way to make it different.
 

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I have a grey melton "great coat" that is from the 80s.
It is double breasted w/ raglan sleeves from now gone
Invertere.
 

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