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How do you all feel about casentino coats?

I am still struggling to figure out how I feel about them. One week I'm for them, the next week they seem gimmicky.

Scratchy horse blanket, or cool tuscan tweed?

Would you all use one as a "versatile" coat, or a flashy piece? If so, what colour?

I've waffled between camel, dark brown, and dark green.
I really like them but (apologies to 2010 Pitti Uomo) the only style I think works is a chore coat. Evan Kinori started making them about 5ish years ago and they are amazing. Percival makes one that is about a third of the cost (about $255 with the code xmas50). I like the flapped chest pockets of Evan's better, but Percival's is still very cool, and made in London.
 

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Idk, I've got a loose db raglan belted coat (similar to that De Bonne Facture Grandpa coat) in a very boring and unflashy navy casentino, feels fairly inconspicuous and easy to wear to me (though it's generally worn with sw&d leaning outfits). I mostly use it as a beater/bad weather wool coat, that's what casentino wool is made for after all, bonus point the cloth already looks trashed and can take a beating.

Not a fan of the overly dressy models, be it the Pitti horrors or the traditional green/orange stuff. The more rustic the better.

Also, I'm probably a bit of a coat addict so versatility is not really on my radar, definitely not a top 5 coat if you're on that minimalist kick
 

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How do you all feel about casentino coats?

I am still struggling to figure out how I feel about them. One week I'm for them, the next week they seem gimmicky.

Scratchy horse blanket, or cool tuscan tweed?

Would you all use one as a "versatile" coat, or a flashy piece? If so, what colour?

I've waffled between camel, dark brown, and dark green.
I am not huge fan, especially not in lighter colors where the texture becomes a little much to me. I imagine it could look good in dark brown, but for me the real question is why you would choose that over some other cloth?
 

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I am not huge fan, especially not in lighter colors where the texture becomes a little much to me. I imagine it could look good in dark brown, but for me the real question is why you would choose that over some other cloth?
That’s interesting because I think casentino really shines in the lighter or bolder colors but is less convincing in dark brown or navy. It’s all about the texture when you pick that fabric so why hide it in a dark color
 

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That’s interesting because I think casentino really shines in the lighter or bolder colors but is less convincing in dark brown or navy. It’s all about the texture when you pick that fabric so why hide it in a dark color
Yeah I’m maybe the wrong person to weigh in. But I think this rubinacci coat looks good in brown casentino.

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I really like them but (apologies to 2010 Pitti Uomo) the only style I think works is a chore coat. Evan Kinori started making them about 5ish years ago and they are amazing. Percival makes one that is about a third of the cost (about $255 with the code xmas50). I like the flapped chest pockets of Evan's better, but Percival's is still very cool, and made in London.
These look really nice in green and surprisingly black as well.
Idk, I've got a loose db raglan belted coat (similar to that De Bonne Facture Grandpa coat) in a very boring and unflashy navy casentino, feels fairly inconspicuous and easy to wear to me (though it's generally worn with sw&d leaning outfits). I mostly use it as a beater/bad weather wool coat, that's what casentino wool is made for after all, bonus point the cloth already looks trashed and can take a beating.

Not a fan of the overly dressy models, be it the Pitti horrors or the traditional green/orange stuff. The more rustic the better.

Also, I'm probably a bit of a coat addict so versatility is not really on my radar, definitely not a top 5 coat if you're on that minimalist kick
I'm also a coat addict, which is why I'm asking this thread. I wouldn't call myself a minimalist, but I try and plan my purchases these days.

I was thinking one in a polo/ulster coat style. Green interests me, pylon orange doesn't.
I am not huge fan, especially not in lighter colors where the texture becomes a little much to me. I imagine it could look good in dark brown, but for me the real question is why you would choose that over some other cloth?
The teddy bear vibes and fuzzy nature of the cloth is what I like. Apparently it's coarse, and not soft like I thought. That's ok though, I don't mind.

It's also surprisingly cheap. TACS quoted me at 25euros/metre, and 60 euros for shipping. A rustic, hardwearing cloth with a unique look, and is a cheap cloth? Very attractive for me.

I was also looking at the Rubinacci coats in navy, dark brown, and dark green.

That’s interesting because I think casentino really shines in the lighter or bolder colors but is less convincing in dark brown or navy. It’s all about the texture when you pick that fabric so why hide it in a dark color
That was my original logic too. I was thinking to just get a casentino in a camel colour vs. a camelhair polo coat + a casentino coat.

 

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For those that have the Wrangler dress jeans @dieworkwear and @lefty did they stretch at all? I sized up in the waist but the thighs are a bit too slim. If not, I can always return and size up more, and take in the waist.
 

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For those that have the Wrangler dress jeans @dieworkwear and @lefty did they stretch at all? I sized up in the waist but the thighs are a bit too slim. If not, I can always return and size up more, and take in the waist.
I sized so they're not tight on me, so there's no real reason they'd stretch. I normally wear a size 30 in pants and ended up with a 34 on these. I think most people go up at least two sizes (so if they wear a 30, they take a 32). But I didn't like how tight the thigh and waist felt on the 32, so I went up to a 34.

My impression is that these are hard to size in waist and inseam, so people order different sizes and return. Kind of wasteful, I know.
 

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It took awhile to figure out size. I'm typically a 36 and got into a 36 but they were tight. Cowboy tight according to my wife who looked me up and down and said, "damn." I bought 38 and there is a good amount of room in the waist. 37 would be perfect but not such luck.

I would say there's no stretch at all. I wear them for a few days and toss in a hot wash then dry the hell of them. No shrink as well.

These pants will be around for much longer than we will.

lefty
 

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The teddy bear vibes and fuzzy nature of the cloth is what I like. Apparently it's coarse, and not soft like I thought. That's ok though, I don't mind.

It's also surprisingly cheap. TACS quoted me at 25euros/metre, and 60 euros for shipping. A rustic, hardwearing cloth with a unique look, and is a cheap cloth? Very attractive for me.
It's still pretty soft and a bit spongey to the touch, not really scratchy or horse blanketish. Also surprisingly lightweight, flimsy-seeming even, compared to things like loden which sort of shares a similar lineage as rustic performance cloth. You can sort of see how light and drapey it is on Crompton's Rubinacci, I personally think this works better for bathrobe-adjacent coats but I'd probably want something beefier for an ulster coat and the likes.

For unadulterated teddy bear vibes, you need lama or alpaca at the least.
 

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It's still pretty soft and a bit spongey to the touch, not really scratchy or horse blanketish. Also surprisingly lightweight, flimsy-seeming even, compared to things like loden which sort of shares a similar lineage as rustic performance cloth. You can sort of see how light and drapey it is on Crompton's Rubinacci, I personally think this works better for bathrobe-adjacent coats but I'd probably want something beefier for an ulster coat and the likes.

For unadulterated teddy bear vibes, you need lama or alpaca at the least.
Thanks for more added cloth details. I'm in no rush, so I can mull this for a year or two.
 

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