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The Overcoat Thread

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Here you go !


I have a couple of Cordings Country Shirts. They were very cheap compared to
the usual ones I wear H &K, Finamore, T & A, but decently made . This coat
seems a bargain and it comes in 36 R.
For higher end Balmacaans see:


Thanks mate! It's become blatantly clear that I should expect to pay a pretty penny (>700 USD) if I want a decent balmacaan, so I'm going to have to start budgeting accordingly.
 

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Thanks mate! It's become blatantly clear that I should expect to pay a pretty penny (>700 USD) if I want a decent balmacaan, so I'm going to have to start budgeting accordingly.
I wouldn't rule out vintage either.


@krudsma had some great search tips for grabbing Bals from eBay
 

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I wouldn't rule out vintage either.


@krudsma had some great search tips for grabbing Bals from eBay
Much appreciated. Going to be putting those eBay filters to work.
 

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I've started thinking about having a wrap coat made (belt only, no buttons on the front) and was wondering if a shawl lapel for one had any precedent or is that too "house robe"? Evidence pictures welcomed!
 

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I've started thinking about having a wrap coat made (belt only, no buttons on the front) and was wondering if a shawl lapel for one had any precedent or is that too "house robe"? Evidence pictures welcomed!
I would also recommend posting this here as well

(1) The Official Dieworkwear Appreciation Thread | Page 448 | Styleforum

I've seen "Robe Coats" offered before.

Namu Shop - Document The Document Signature Robe Coat (namu-shop.com)

I did a search for it in styleforum and found that @sebastian mcfox has owned one, he might have more insight.

I swear I saw @Andy57 post some kind of wrap coat as well.
 

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I would also recommend posting this here as well

(1) The Official Dieworkwear Appreciation Thread | Page 448 | Styleforum

I've seen "Robe Coats" offered before.

Namu Shop - Document The Document Signature Robe Coat (namu-shop.com)

I did a search for it in styleforum and found that @sebastian mcfox has owned one, he might have more insight.

I swear I saw @Andy57 post some kind of wrap coat as well.
I used to have one of Document’s robe coats but let it go because it didn’t jive with my wardrobe
 

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You did, sort of. My Eduardo de Simone "De Haviland" coat has two hidden buttons, to appear as though it is a wrap coat, and I have worn it without buttoning it.
View attachment 1741977
A hidden button is a great design feature, I wouldn't wear a coat without one. Otherwise you'd have to get pretty fussy on actually staying warm with a wrap coat.
 

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I would also recommend posting this here as well
(1) The Official Dieworkwear Appreciation Thread | Page 448 | Styleforum
I've seen "Robe Coats" offered before.
Namu Shop - Document The Document Signature Robe Coat (namu-shop.com)
I did a search for it in styleforum and found that @sebastian mcfox has owned one, he might have more insight.
I swear I saw @Andy57 post some kind of wrap coat as well.
Super helpful, especially "robe coat" as a term. Thanks for the links and the help!

You did, sort of. My Eduardo de Simone "De Haviland" coat has two hidden buttons, to appear as though it is a wrap coat, and I have worn it without buttoning it.
View attachment 1741977
That's a great looking coat and that camel color is one I was considering. The interior buttons you mentioned are an insight to me and makes a lot of sense. Is there any chance you have a picture or two of what they look like that would illustrate how they work in practice?

I used to have one of Document’s robe coats but let it go because it didn’t jive with my wardrobe
Can you elaborate a bit on how it didn't fit with your wardrobe? As in, you found it too informal/formal for what you normally wear or something like that?
 

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Super helpful, especially "robe coat" as a term. Thanks for the links and the help!


That's a great looking coat and that camel color is one I was considering. The interior buttons you mentioned are an insight to me and makes a lot of sense. Is there any chance you have a picture or two of what they look like that would illustrate how they work in practice?



Can you elaborate a bit on how it didn't fit with your wardrobe? As in, you found it too informal/formal for what you normally wear or something like that?
My wardrobe skewed more CM back then, so I tried to wear it more formally than it was intended. It looked weird. If I did it again I would choose a colour other than navy
 

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I've started thinking about having a wrap coat made (belt only, no buttons on the front) and was wondering if a shawl lapel for one had any precedent or is that too "house robe"? Evidence pictures welcomed!
Have made three wrap coats with shawls. All in navy cashmere. Two in NYC and one in Atlanta.
 

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My wardrobe skewed more CM back then, so I tried to wear it more formally than it was intended. It looked weird. If I did it again I would choose a colour other than navy
That's interesting to read....I'd pictured it as being something I would wear mostly with casual suits or odd jacket and trousers, but it sounds like you found it to be even more casual in practice?

Have made three wrap coats with shawls. All in navy cashmere. Two in NYC and one in Atlanta.
Thanks! Any details you would suggest? I'm off to Google all the images of ones I can find, but I'm just curious what your perspective would be having made a few of them.
 

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