Seeking Overcoat Advice, any help appreciated

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by huskyzealot, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. huskyzealot

    huskyzealot Senior member

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    Tried a search, but didn't find too much.
    Anyways, I'm moving to the northeast and will needto buy my first real overcoat. I am looking to get a black or charcoal coat. It would be worn over just a shirt 50% of the time and over a suit the rest. Most important I would like it to be really warm and stand up to the cold elements. I would like it to cost about $650 or less.

    There was a 100% Cashmere Facconable coat at Nordstroms on sale for about $690, but it seemed pretty thin and not very warm. And I was curious if 100% cashmere coats going to get ruined if I wear them all winter? Will I need to be overly concerned with staying out of the snow/rain?

    Where can I look for a good coat in my price range. I looked at Charles Tyrwhitt, are those good coats? If I can spend a little more money than that, where should I look? I would prefer not to do ebay, so that I could return/exchange if the sizing is wrong.

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    teddieriley Senior member

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    try sierratradingpost.com (use the link at the top to support the forum). There are always coupon codes floating around. I believe they have some ISAIAs close to your price range after an additional discount, but maybe a bit more. Facconable is crap for what they charge. I would think 100% cashmere is more expensive and maybe more delicate. I think you're safe with a wool/cashmere blend (no need to get hung on up % i would think 70/30 perhaps?).

    CT coats get decent reviews if you're able to pick them up at 1/2 of retail (again there are codes/specific links to give you that discount).

    I vote charcoal. I think it's more versatile, especially with navy.
     


  3. huskyzealot

    huskyzealot Senior member

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    As I look at more coats, lots of them have Loro Piana Storm System, or some other similar Storm Protection thing.

    Is this something that I should consider looking for? Does it actually make a difference in hoe the coat handles wind/rain? And what brands besides BrooksBrothers have this material or something similar?
     


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