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Suggestions for a full length overcoat?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fcong, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. fcong

    fcong Member

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    Hi there, I'm looking for a full length overcoat for the upcoming winter (northeastern coast). Before this winter, I've never worn a suit during snowing seasons, but since I'm going to do so I feel that I need a full length overcoat to keep myself warm from garage to office (a few minutes walk). I really need your suggestions as to what brands/options are best for my budget (~$400-600)? Thanks and happy thanksgiving!
     


  2. palk

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    Most overcoats aren't actually full length, but rather 3/4 length because full length coats are very difficult to maneuver in. I would recommend a british warm coat, a covert coat, or a paletot depending on your style preferences and how cold it will actually be.
     


  3. fcong

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    Thanks, most of the time I think the outside temp is around 20-30 degree during Jan-March, do you have any specific brands that you would recommend?
     


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    Since it's already late November, you don't have the luxury of time to shop around, wait for a good sale, keep an eye on eBay, etc. And don't even talk to me about Black Friday at "the mall," since I think I'd rather undergo a root canal, than do that. :)

    No, I'd recommend you go to the Jos. A. Bank website - tonight - and purchase a full length merino wool topcoat, for $99. I specify "tonight," since for all I know, this sale could end today, and tomorrow the price would be back up to $450. And the coat's not worth $450. But it is a good deal at $99.

    So, that'll give you a perfectly decent full length overcoat, for a good price, to wear this winter. And if you decide you want to buy something nicer/different/100% cashmere/whatever for next winter, fine, you'll have plenty of time to work out just what to buy and where and when.

    Heck, be a real sport, and spring for a $39 cashmere scarf. Sure, it'll be mediocre quality cashmere, but between the merino topcoat and the cashmere scarf, you'll look better than the vast majority of men on their way to the office. And you'll be warm, too.
     


  5. fcong

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    WOW! Thanks for the tips!
     


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    A Brooks Brothers sale might also fit your budget. For a real bargain, look at the buying and selling forum here. There are always overcoats listed in the classic menswear section. Luxeswap (see the thread in CM) is also an excellent bet.
     
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