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University Coat?

kidtwist91

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What do you think of this coat?

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Mens...6049/96049.jsp

I 6'4 220 so JCrew and BR appeal to me because I know they fit. I plan to wear as a casual coat with jeans and maybe a dress shirt underneath. I also shy away from the peacoat style.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions (other jackets, appropriate pairings, etc).
 

NoVaguy

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in that price range, try a sterlingwear peacoat - it'll look sharper.
 

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The styling's alright, much better than their old "University Coat" design actually. Don't like the horizontal chest seam though, and really don't like the price if quality is like most J. Crew stuff's.


If you really don't like peacoat as you said, I'd suggest the dufflecoat or the wool car coat by Schott here: http://www.schottnyc.com/mens_peacoats.cfm
 

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I tried this thing on in the store (dunno why its online only on their site) and it sucks. It fits bizarrely - very, very boxy, even when sized down, and the material seems pretty cheap for the cost.
 

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Originally Posted by Teger
I tried this thing on in the store (dunno why its online only on their site) and it sucks. It fits bizarrely - very, very boxy, even when sized down, and the material seems pretty cheap for the cost.
That's good to know. I was really considering getting that coat lol. Hope I'm happy with my sterlingwear's peatcoat.
 

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^ hmm, that's too bad to hear. I was considering getting this too. I really just don't like double-breasted coats, so that rules out a peacoat. Dont' really care for the schott either.
 

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It looks like something that can't quite make up its mind about what it is. Pea coat or top coat? Top coat or heavy blazer? And it's a little boring.
 

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Originally Posted by kidtwist91
What do you think of this coat?

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Mens...6049/96049.jsp

I 6'4 220 so JCrew and BR appeal to me because I know they fit. I plan to wear as a casual coat with jeans and maybe a dress shirt underneath. I also shy away from the peacoat style.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions (other jackets, appropriate pairings, etc).



BUT I have to say I hear you on the fit thing. I haven't found any other label that fits me quite as well, and as consistently, as BR. So perfectly, in fact, that I rarely have to try anything on at BR for fit anymore. I'll try on for color and silhouette and so on, but generally I know that a BR, and to some extent, J. Crew, in my size will be spot on.
 

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BR coats are decent this year. however, i think a wool coat should involve a decent investment, so maybe get the monogrammed BR or try to get something designer on sale. Bloomingdale has a lot of outerwear sales for BOSS. you can prob get a coat for like 200-250 that is of better quality than the standard BR. jcrew coats have not impressed me this year at all.
 

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^BR is some conveyor belt steez.

I remember just looking at a shawl collar cardigan a couple of years ago and that mofugger pilled before my eyes.
 

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Originally Posted by jet
^BR is some conveyor belt steez.

I remember just looking at a shawl collar cardigan a couple of years ago and that mofugger pilled before my eyes.


yea i think normal BR stuff is pretty crappy in quality and fit. occasionally they get a decent sweater. the monogrammed stuff is pretty decent though i think. and its easy to get that stuff on sale, so its not too expensive. just bought a monogrammed peacoat. it was far superior to the versace, burberry, boss, marc by mj coats i tried on.
 

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You will learn the ways of the steez forum soon grasshoppa.
 

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Originally Posted by beansprouts1
yea i think normal BR stuff is pretty crappy in quality and fit. occasionally they get a decent sweater. the monogrammed stuff is pretty decent though i think. and its easy to get that stuff on sale, so its not too expensive. just bought a monogrammed peacoat. it was far superior to the versace, burberry, boss, marc by mj coats i tried on.

I disagree. BR is decent for the price. I think the regular stock BR coats are great this year.
 

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