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Wearing this overcoat directly over shirts?

canadianman

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I got this Strellson Matcher "overcoat" on sale recently. It's supposed to be worn over a jacket, but the West Coast weather never gets that cold so I'm thinking just to wear this over a shirt.

Do you think this coat is casual enough that it can be worn directly over a shirt? The two pictures I found doesn't seem to have the model wearing a blazer/suit underneath.

Your opinions appreciated.


 

Twotone

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Not sure what is worse -- top coat without a jacket or belt loops without a belt.
 

canadianman

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One yes and two no's so far.

Since this coat is not as formal as normal top coats, maybe I can get away with it?
 

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You can wear it just fine. I wear an overcoat with a dress shirt and a sweater all the time.

That said, I am not huge fan of the coat itself. It seems like some sort of shortened overcoat/trench coat hybrid that doesn't really "work" in my eyes. I think you would be better off buying a either an overcoat or trench coat. If you want something shorter, I'd get a peacoat.
 

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Thanks Gauss17, I already have a traditional looking overcoat, but not something more casual/hip. So this is my attempt to add something a bit stylistic to my wardrobe.

Any one else has thoughts on the styling of this coat? Does it work for you? Unique and hip? Or just neither here nor there?
 

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I'm with gauss here - the styling on this one is a bit strange
 

AriG

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Not for me but perfectly fine. I see tons of **** that's ten times worse every day. You are fine if it fits well. Of course it is going to get bashed here though .. Don't worry about it.
 

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Thanks, AriG. I'm new here, care to explain why this is certainly bashed here?
 

AriG

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Well, it is more casual/young. Short, not really classic or traditional and so on. And that's true, but that doesn't make it bad necessarily. Because of that, I think you're ok wearing it with a shirt alone, provided it's not oversized (for a jacket) to begin with.
 

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Yes, totally, I think is a casual overcoat, you can wear this with a shirt . I dont think it would work very well with a jacket
 

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I already voted yes. But I will add that this doesn't really look like an overcoat to me. Looks more like a trench coat or rain slicker. I don't see why you couldn't wear it with just a shirt. It is clearly casual enough (length, epaulets, material?). I think sometimes the forum here looks for any excuse to impose a fashion "rule". This one is a bit of a stretch.
 

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