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Thoughts on this car coat?

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I'd like the top much better in a solid color. Black or navy. Don't much like the glen plaid in this style. Overall style is a bit plain but it's okay. There's a new black top coat at j. crew that looks much nicer, imo.

Don't care much for the bottom example.
 

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That car coat looks nice! I like the colour, pattern and the fit does look reasonably slim. And its pure wool. You could certainly do a lot worse. I hope you're planning to use some serious discount coupons for that baby though - full retain price looks rather steep for a BR coat.

I don't like the 2nd pic at all.
 

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Not too crazy about the car coat...maybe it's the glen plaid. Don't like the bottom coat at all.
 

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I think the style of the BR coat is pretty good actually. The glen plaid just stops me. I think it would classic in black or navy.
 

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There is nothing interesting about either both are painfully boring with nothing attractive about them.

Top is no different than every other generic coat offered at the mall, save your money for something a little more distinctive design wise.
 

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Hmm... I don't know. I think the BR coat is distinctive by virtue of its simplicity. Just my opinion, though.
 

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A jil sander car coat is even more simple yet far more interesting.

Btw banana is a bad rip off of js in case you didn't know.
 

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Uh that does not look like it has a slim silhouette. I like the bottom one.
 

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Originally Posted by jet
A jil sander car coat is even more simple yet far more interesting.

Btw banana is a bad rip off of js in case you didn't know.



Indeed? And how much might one expect to pay for said jil sander car coat?
 

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Originally Posted by JustinW
I like the glen plaid of the BR coat. Throw in a 30% discount and it's looking better than that J Of course, it's all subjective - go with what you like.

Truer words were never spoken and all that. That's what I do. If you're near some stores and can try stuff on, that's the best thing. Try em on, see what makes you go "yeah, that's it" and still doesn't max out your gold card, and go for it.

Beyond that, don't worry. Be happy.
 

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I'm curious, those who buy cheaper clothes do you plan on keeping these things for 5 or 10+ years or do you plan to upgrade later, etc and what not. I mean how many times are you going to buy a car coat so I assume it is for the long long haul.
 

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Originally Posted by Robert
Indeed? And how much might one expect to pay for said jil sander car coat?
Not as much as most think, if you're willing to do a bit of research.... I found this in .2 seconds of searching: http://cgi.ebay.com/3%2F4-LENGTH-MEN...06119009r14508 Also yoox.com has a fair amount of outerwear (including 3/4 length coats) on sale right now. It's worth looking at imo. They have a very good return policy, and shipping is cheap.
 

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