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The Overcoat Thread

Peak and Pine

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Lorenzo Cifonelli.

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I love that pistachio green.
Having to crook your arm like that to get into the pocket looks awkward and is awkward. Maybe he's got really long arms, but if he does he knows that and would think he would have placed the pockets more conveniently.

(See Urban Comp's pic just above Cifonelli's, hand in coat pocket, much more natural.)
 

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Having to crook your arm like that to get into the pocket looks awkward and is awkward. Maybe he's got really long arms, but if he does he knows that and would think he would have placed the pockets more conveniently.

(See Urban Comp's pic just above Cifonelli's, hand in coat pocket, much more natural.)

Don't know, I would agree that his arm is much crooked, but on the other hand, pockets on an elegant overcoat are not supposed to be (often) filled with your hands.
Furthermore the pocket positioning doesn't look odd to me.
 

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Polo overcoat in 100% wool cloth, Capolavoro by Loro Piana.

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Yep I believe so too. So definitely a Balmacaan.
Yes, that’s the balmacaan from Buck Mason in Magee tweed.

Salvo is making me up a Polo-esque polo coat in Harrison’s camel hair, should be ready for a fitting when he comes in April. Might look into Harrison’s archive cashmere for another coat but think I might opt for a sport coat instead.
 

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Yes, that’s the balmacaan from Buck Mason in Magee tweed.

Salvo is making me up a Polo-esque polo coat in Harrison’s camel hair, should be ready for a fitting when he comes in April. Might look into Harrison’s archive cashmere for another coat but think I might opt for a sport coat instead.

Oooh, excited to see how the polo comes out, can you post some pics when you get your hands on it?

That’s on my short list of possible commissions for an overcoat…
 

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Hi, new here. Hope its okey to ask for advice on sizing on raglan coat.

Even though raglan coats are suppose to be a bit oversized, i feel like this one is too big on me. I want a classic more timeless look.

The most obvious thing is that the arms are too long but that is not a problem to fix at a tailor, especially since there are no buttons in the way.

Im more concearned about the shoulders and overall silhouette. Im wearing a medium-thick rollneck under and Ive tried wearing a blazer under with similar results, visually.
 

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Hi, new here. Hope its okey to ask for advice on sizing on raglan coat.

Even though raglan coats are suppose to be a bit oversized, i feel like this one is too big on me. I want a classic more timeless look.

The most obvious thing is that the arms are too long but that is not a problem to fix at a tailor, especially since there are no buttons in the way.

Im more concearned about the shoulders and overall silhouette. Im wearing a medium-thick rollneck under and Ive tried wearing a blazer under with similar results, visually.
Was one size smaller available to try on?
if you prefer a more fitted, closer to the body coat, a raglan may not be for you. They are rarely if ever shaped or fitted thru the body. The armhole opening is much larger and roomier than set in sleeves. Makes the coat feel generous.
 

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Was one size smaller available to try on?
if you prefer a more fitted, closer to the body coat, a raglan may not be for you. They are rarely if ever shaped or fitted thru the body. The armhole opening is much larger and roomier than set in sleeves. Makes the coat feel generous.
Chris, I’m curious, having stated that. What do you think about the value of a bespoke raglan coat vs. rtw? I’ve see very few raglan coats that I like (the photo of the raglan polo coat in black & white comes to mind). I always thought maybe raglan coats weren’t for me, until I saw that photo.

Perhaps they’re difficult to get right? What’re your thoughts?
 

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Was one size smaller available to try on?
if you prefer a more fitted, closer to the body coat, a raglan may not be for you. They are rarely if ever shaped or fitted thru the body. The armhole opening is much larger and roomier than set in sleeves. Makes the coat feel generous.
This was the last size left. I think a size smaller would of been less oversized and not fitted. I like the Idea of the generous for you describe, but in person it for to be too much. I dont think i look good in it.
I think a slightly oversized look would be better.

Pretty sure Im gonna return it and try my luck the next time a raglan coat goes on sale.
 

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