The Official Classic Men's Coats Thread

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

  1. XFactor

    XFactor Senior member

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    How are the Jos A Bank J A B Merino Wool Full Length and 3/4 Length Over Coats / Trench/ Down Coats?

    They are $99 and All 100% Wool. Are they a good buy at that price given they are 100% Merino Wool Fabric. Since most other Over Coats on sale are Blends.
     
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    They are just OK. I have a Full Length in black that I picked up for wakes and funerals last year. Not an extremely heavy coat but it works for what I bought it for.
     
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    It is he only reason I need a black overcoat. I'd wear dark blue for other occasions. As you get older you go to more and more of them and a lot of them happen during the winter.

    The fabric is a 100% wool but little light for New England winters. The construction is pretty good. No obvious problems. Made in Guatemala. it is fine for the $99.00 I paid for it. I've only had it a little over a year and don't wear it every day.
     
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  6. jrd617

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    @jerrybrowne

     
  7. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Thought I'd add this here. I really like the cut of Will's coat.

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  8. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    A couple of Rubinacci pieces that look quite good.

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    This might be a wrong season to ask this question, but can someone name a few of brands that make a nice overcoat/topcoat that I can wear over my suits in the fall/winter?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Work in progress...

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    Camel hair casentino by mysterious Florentine tailor

    About casentino cloth

    Originally from the first valley of the Arno, the Casentino cloth was known, from the middle age until the nineteenth century, as a rustic and hard cloth made with the woolls produced by the sheeps of these mountains.

    Very durable cloth was right to the needs of those who were forced to live outdoors or constantly on the road, this fabric was the ritual suit of carters, farmers, sly peasants and also of fat townspeople “....... where between Poppi and Bibbiena and Stia we sin without fear with the glass and with the women, with the cappiotto and with the deck of cards, trusting in the benevolence of St. Francis.......” and since most ancient time was traded in Florence and in Prato.

    The Casentino, which was at all times a bristly hairy and rough cloth in accordance with the dictations of the rulers of Tuscany, had a very similar appearance to the fabric of the old Franciscan habit and the color did not deviating too much, in fact the first color that distinguished it was precisely the refectory, the grey and the mouse, its finishing rather rough with irregular sleeping and without a clear direction; the antique casentino cloth was in fact a rough cloth, appreciated only for its high resistance to wear and weathering.

    From the pages of L' Arte della Lana in Casentino (1984)
     
  11. woolymammoth

    woolymammoth Senior member

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    The camel has arrived.

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    What brand is the coat?
     
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    Picked up my Liverano ulster overcoat the other day, and I am extremely happy with the result.

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  14. GasparddeColigny

    GasparddeColigny Senior member

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    Gorgeous! Deets on the tie btw?
     
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    Thanks. Tie is Liverano as well.
     

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