Where to find a velvet collar overcoat in the U.S.?

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  1. Longmorn

    Longmorn Senior member

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    Common as they are in the UK, I can't seem to find one here in the U.S. Years ago I had a great charcoal houndstooth one from Dunhill that I wore all the time, but I gave it away after I got too big through the shoulders. My LP Storm System car coat is too warm for most winter days here in DC, but I think a chesterfield or covert coat would be perfect.

    I found this one from Paul Stuart, but while nice I could have Will Field make one bespoke for the same price.


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    So - any other options I should consider under $3K?

    Thanks in advance.

    LM
     
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  2. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Ralph Lauren. They normally carry at least one version every season. Often, they simply include a velvet collar for your tailor to replace.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Also if you're not too proud to buy something used, eBay. Overcoats, particularly in this style, are the kinds of things that last a long time, but used to be more prevalent than they are today. Also finely tuned fit isn't quite as important as it would be for a suit or sportcoat. You might be able to find a really quality piece on eBay for a nice price. For instance:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Classic-CHE...94?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item4d05b64696
     


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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't wait to find one. If you find a topcoat you like, have a tailor put a velvet collar on the coat. You can apply the collar over the existing or have the present top collar cloth removed and the velvet applied. You will also have a spare collar if you ever need it.
     


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    Paul Stuart also carries them at prices well below $3k in the NYC store.
     
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    Brooks Brothers sells the classic Chesterfield in charcoal herringbone with a velvet collar. I bought mine several years ago at the store on Connecticut Avenue.
     


  9. Longmorn

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    Thanks all for the suggestions. Frankly, I'm a bit embarrassed that I didn't find these on my own. Usually my Google skills are pretty sharp.

    That said, a bunch of them are UK shops - anyone had any luck shipping to the U.S. from New and Lingwood? Did you get dinged for customs?

    The Paul Stuart option is particularly intriguing - guess I'll have to plan a trip up to NYC.

    Despos - great idea, although I'm not sure I'm going to find a topcoat with all the other characteristics (shape, ticket pocket, fly front, etc.) that one would find on a chesterfield.

    AC - thanks for the tip, but BB isn't listing them online. I'll check it out tomorrow though.
     


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