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You may not need a suit but a bespoke overcoat is what you’ve always needed!!!
You, sir, are correct. This is a good chance to pick your brain:

- looking for a double-breasted coat cut to fit over a suit
- Navy wool/cashmere blend would be nice, can be a shade or two lighter than standard Navy blue
- hate full length coats, prefer at or maybe just below knee, close to car coat length
- love bold (almost Gestapo-bold) peak lapels, hate the small ones with horizontal top edges
- slanted hand warmer pockets, hate patch pockets, besom pockets below hand warmer pockets okay

I realize I’m describing a long Pea Coat of sorts. What do you think?
 

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You, sir, are correct. This is a good chance to pick your brain:

- looking for a double-breasted coat cut to fit over a suit
- Navy wool/cashmere blend would be nice, can be a shade or two lighter than standard Navy blue
- hate full length coats, prefer at or maybe just below knee, close to car coat length
- love bold (almost Gestapo-bold) peak lapels, hate the small ones with horizontal top edges
- slanted hand warmer pockets, hate patch pockets, besom pockets below hand warmer pockets okay

I realize I’m describing a long Pea Coat of sorts. What do you think?
Eh these lapels are horizontal but fits more or less the style you're after. I would save the vertical peak lapels for a full length overcoat.

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Neat! Is that RTW?
I saved it from the London Lounge a few years ago so I'm assuming its bespoke. If I recall correctly @gdl203 is in the process of developing an overcoat for NMWA. Maybe you can get some feedback on what he has in mind for the store.
 

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I bought a smashing Air Force Blue DB overcoat by LBM 1911 from him years ago. Love it but, even after sizing up, it won’t fit over my suit!!!!
 

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Ahh found another pic in my archives from Alden.

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I bought a smashing Air Force Blue DB overcoat by LBM 1911 from him years ago. Love it but, even after sizing up, it won’t fit over my suit!!!!
The LBM 1911 line fits a lot closer to the body than the regular Luigi Bianchi Mantova line. I have an LBM overcoat that is 10 years old and fits over my suits and I'm pretty broad.
 

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You, sir, are correct. This is a good chance to pick your brain:

- looking for a double-breasted coat cut to fit over a suit
- Navy wool/cashmere blend would be nice, can be a shade or two lighter than standard Navy blue
- hate full length coats, prefer at or maybe just below knee, close to car coat length
- love bold (almost Gestapo-bold) peak lapels, hate the small ones with horizontal top edges
- slanted hand warmer pockets, hate patch pockets, besom pockets below hand warmer pockets okay

I realize I’m describing a long Pea Coat of sorts. What do you think?
We have a Frank Leder coat this fall that is what you're describing but in true heavy melton (think long peacoat). It might be a bit heavier than what you have in mind
 

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We have a Frank Leder coat this fall that is what you're describing but in true heavy melton (think long peacoat). It might be a bit heavier than what you have in mind
Actually, heavy is fine. Goal is to wear to work in darkest, coldest winter.

BTW, I wear the heck out of that LBM Air Force Blue DB overcoat but just after work. Works well over a sweater!

Looking forward to checking out the Leder coat.
 

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Actually, heavy is fine. Goal is to wear to work in darkest, coldest winter.

BTW, I wear the heck out of that LBM Air Force Blue DB overcoat but just after work. Works well over a sweater.

When does that come on-line?
Slated for Sep 6
 

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