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Should I shorten this coat?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Holdfast, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    Holdfast,

    If you have other shorter overcoats, It would be better to keep it long.

    The coldest days need the longest overcoats.

    believe me, when it is -10°C ( 14°F) outside you'll need it that long
     
  2. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Post-tailoring result:

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    (sleeves finished, waist let out slightly, but full-length kept)

    I think I'm going to leave it like this for a while and see how it wears. It the length starts to bug me, I'll shorten it; for now I've come round to thinking the extra length is rather fun.


    Thanks everyone for pitching in with your thoughts! [​IMG]
     
  3. Knowledge is King

    Knowledge is King Senior member

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    sorry man, but your coat is still too long. It would look much better if it was at least 6 inches shorter. Irrespective of the length, it fits you well though.
     
  4. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Senior member

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    If this is a RLPL coat, and I'm pretty sure it is. It was at the Carlsbad Polo outlet last week clearanced for $150 from the retail of $3600. Nice coat, too long.
     
  5. haganah

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    I would have cut off 2 feet of fabric right off that baby.
     
  6. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    /shrug

    can't please everyone all the time I guess. [​IMG]

    I just wanted to let people know the end of the story to round out the thread.

    I'm happy with the length for now as I said; if I get bored of it in future, it's easier to lop off a bit than add more on! [​IMG]

    (TWO FEET of fabric???)

    PS. rjmaiorano - I like outlets too.... didn't get as good a deal as you saw though!
     
  7. waterpig

    waterpig Senior member

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    It's horrible. You should send it to me. [​IMG]
     
  8. haganah

    haganah Senior member

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    /shrug can't please everyone all the time I guess. [​IMG] I just wanted to let people know the end of the story to round out the thread. I'm happy with the length for now as I said; if I get bored of it in future, it's easier to lop off a bit than add more on! [​IMG] (TWO FEET of fabric???) PS. rjmaiorano - I like outlets too.... didn't get as good a deal as you saw though!
    I probably would have cut it to look taller. Also, I find any coat that goes beyond the knees makes it difficult to maneuver around in. It is very nice though.
     
  9. robin

    robin Senior member

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    Gah, stop telling him to butcher the coat! It's supposed to be long like that, and I'd say it now looks perfect post tailoring.
     
  10. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Gah, stop telling him to butcher the coat! It's supposed to be long like that, and I'd say it now looks perfect post tailoring.

    It's too long [​IMG]
     
  11. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Better pics in the WAYN thread from today.

    It was a cold day (well, by UK standards) and I was actually pretty glad to have the extra length. [​IMG]
     
  12. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    Aplogies for the threasurrection, but I saw someone on the street in NYC last week wearing this coat, and he had figured out how to wear it well. The length doesn't matter, apparently, just the girth. This fellow was stout to the point of corpulence, and the coat looked like it had been made for him. It seemed to me that his waistlessness made the coat look impressively solid, and that the fabric drew attention away from his weight. So the secret with such a strongly patterned coat is not to alter it, but to fill it.
     
  13. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    What you saying, I need to put on weight?? [​IMG]

    PS: since the thread's now been resurrected, most recent pics of this coat (click to enlarge):

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  14. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've never seen any problem with that coat. It looks terrific.
     
  15. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    What you saying, I need to put on weight?? [​IMG]


    No - but if you do, uncinch the belt, pop the collar and enjoy the coat even more [​IMG]
     
  16. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    I've never seen any problem with that coat. It looks terrific.

    Thank you!

    No - but if you do, uncinch the belt, pop the collar and enjoy the coat even more [​IMG]

    Popping the collar on this one makes me feel like Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon - it's like a massive ruff round my neck!
     
  17. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Popping the collar on this one makes me feel like Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon - it's like a massive ruff round my neck!

    You make this sound like it's a bad thing. [​IMG]
     

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