The Official Classic Men's Coats Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. jrd617

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  2. Hampton

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    That one for sale jrd?
     


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    No lol, just came up in a Google search for "polo coat"
     






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    Lolz, don't do teas on me :(
     


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    All of this is just my own personal opinion - obviously there's nothing wrong with owning and wearing a car coat. But taking the car coat as outerwear that has: 1) a ghillie collar 2) single breasted, sometimes with a covered placket 3) slashed hip pockets (there's probably a better word for this I'm not forgetting but it's 4 am here) 4) thigh length 5) a slightly fuller cut, I dislike pretty much every detail. I have a completely irrational but passionate aversion to ghillie collars on outwear. I think it's particularly egregious for a car coat because, especially with a covered placket, there's just nothing going on with the rest of the jacket - just swaths of unadorned fabric. And car coats are generally made in kind of uninteresting fabric. Together with the fuller cut, it ends up just looking kind of like a poncho with arms to me most of the time. Also, I don't have a car since I live in the city, so the utilitarian aspects of the car coat do nothing for me.
     


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    What's the style of the overcoat worn by Antonio Liverano? I think he is wearing one that is similar to the green Casentino (also by Liverano). Any idea what the back looks like?

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    From Sherlock, the coat looks great on the show. I think its Belstaff
     


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    That Roger Moore chesterfield is one of my favorite coats of all time--great post.

    The Caruso is insanely awesome.
     


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    There is a Crombie version at Barney's that seems to have the same design details — except it has a much higher button stance, slanted pockets and a more streamlined fit.

    http://www.barneys.com/Crombie-Double-Breasted-Car-Coat/502190833,default,pd.html
     
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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wore a gray herringbone shetland tweed light topcoat from the Invertere museum today. Single breasted, fly front with a ghillie collar.
     


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    I was contemplating this coat for awhile. Ghillie collar was ultimately a deal breaker

    I only like them on raincoats. Flipping the collar does have utility.

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