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Why are overcoats such a neglected piece apparel.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FreeRadical, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. FreeRadical

    FreeRadical New Member

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    Mostly all overcoats/trench coats tend to be loose and boxy looking. Worse still is when they are casually chucked over a £2000 suit destroying all the immaculate tailoring. I think we are all missing a trick, because a carefully chosen overcoat can complement the suit, even enhance the overall look.

    So I'm on a mission to find a well fitted overcoat, with a structured shoulder such as the one below. if anyone's come across such a coat please do tell.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. RSS

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    Mostly all overcoats/trench coats tend to be loose and boxy looking. Worse still is when they are casually chucked over a £2000 suit destroying all the immaculate tailoring. I think we are all missing a trick, because a carefully chosen overcoat can complement the suit, even enhance the overall look.

    So I'm on a mission to find a well fitted overcoat, with a structured shoulder such as the one below. if anyone's come across such a coat please do tell.


    Richard Anderson makes a nice one ... even their off-the-rack verson. However do NOT request hacking pockets!
     
  3. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Mostly all overcoats/trench coats tend to be loose and boxy looking. Worse still is when they are casually chucked over a £2000 suit destroying all the immaculate tailoring. I think we are all missing a trick, because a carefully chosen overcoat can complement the suit, even enhance the overall look.

    So I'm on a mission to find a well fitted overcoat, with a structured shoulder such as the one below. if anyone's come across such a coat please do tell.


    That pic looks terrible.
     
  4. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    The pic is more of a topcoat...not an overcoat...and it stylistically, looks very modern...not something classic

    Many folks, when the weather turns cold, do their best to dodge the cold be minimizing the time they spend outdoors.

    Thus they run to their cars or to mass transit...thus little need for a true heavyweight overcoat.

    Besides, many folks just wear a heavy car coat as a paltry alternative.
     
  5. SuitMyself

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    Richard Anderson makes a nice one ... even their off-the-rack verson. However do NOT request hacking pockets!

    So does RA's former employer, Huntsman.
     
  7. ALFAMALE

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    Any overcoat from Ermenegildo Zegna will certainly compliment a fine suit.
     
  8. sellahi22

    sellahi22 Senior member

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    overcoats are frustratingly neglected, as are raincoats. if you want a competent suit or shirt, you have countless options at every price point and style. but if you want a reasonable overcoat/raincoat, you are SOL.

    from what i understand, you either throw down for a bespoke overcoat or a $1.5k burberry raincoat, or you are stuck with a POS from banana republic. There are a couple of in between options like Brooks Brothers, but if one of those doesn't fit you are stuck with second hand shit.

    seems kinda crazy if you live in a place like NYC where half of the days in the year are cold or rainy.
     
  9. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    True overcoats are supposed to be big and bulky.

    In worst case you'll be wearing a jacket under the coat. A sweater under the jacket. A scarf. If you don't need all that you likely don't need an overcoat.

    Plenty of fitted coats out there. Just look.
     
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    Crombies are nice...

    Classic,elegant and affordable..
     
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    A few offerings from Mr Alden at the London Lounge (www.thelondonlounge.net/forum) and others:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Bit hot to consider at the moment.


    I love the brown one on the left...

    Is it bespoke or OTR?
     
  14. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    So I'm on a mission to find a well fitted overcoat, with a structured shoulder such as the one below.

    That picture...[​IMG]
     
  15. gregor

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    Pocket square in an over coat..? Do people do this in the winter?

    Gregor
     
  16. Wicky

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    I love the brown one on the left...

    Is it bespoke or OTR?


    Looks like Cesare Attolini and I happen to have one (in brown and navy). Might sell the brown.
     
  17. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am getting a bespoke overcoat. First one ever for me. Had one fitting, will be having another in a couple of months.
     
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    I am getting a bespoke overcoat. First one ever for me. Had one fitting, will be having another in a couple of months.

    Fabric? Tailor? C'mon man, we need details!
     
  19. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Why are we talking about overcoats in the middle of July?
     
  20. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Weather broke yesterday. Didn't even get into the mid 30s today.
     

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