Why are overcoats such a neglected piece apparel.

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  1. Wicky

    Wicky Senior member

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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.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton RINO 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!
     
  4. TRINI

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    Why are we talking about overcoats in the middle of July?
     
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    Weather broke yesterday. Didn't even get into the mid 30s today.
     
  6. bowtielover

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    I didn't know they were, I have a few one black one charcoal adn one in a dark tan. I think you don't hear much about them because there are only so many styles and colors available that there isn't much to say.
     
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    The pic is more of a topcoat...not an overcoat...and it stylistically, looks very modern...not something classic

    Yeah, it's actually a frock coat from this site...

    http://www.dejureformals.com/dover_loncoat.htm

    Although as I'm sure Sator would like to point out, nothing modern about a frock coat...[​IMG]
     
  8. aportnoy

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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.

    Got my first (and only) bespoke overcoat last fall. It was a classic polo coat made up in Harrison's pure camel hair. I would absolutely order another.
     
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    Why are we talking about overcoats in the middle of July?
    Aren't the "designers'" -- what shall we call them -- "Winter Collections" ... being introduced about now?
     
  10. TRINI

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    Aren't the "designers'" -- what shall we call them -- "Winter Collections" ... being introduced about now?

    Not just yet.
     
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    Not just yet.

    They're most likely already working at next year spring collection...

    Fashion can be seasonal not style and legance...
     
  12. scooby-doo

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    Actually, I just bought this one at B&S. [​IMG]


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    NWOT Isaia Aquacashmere Overcoat 36/38R (tagged eu50)


    I purchased this overcoat last fall, but due to the extraordinarily harsh, past winter season in the Mid-Atlantic I could make no use of it. The overcoat is more appropriate for the cool, rainy weather of fall and spring. Aquacashmere is reportedly an Isaia-exclusive cashmere fabric with a finishing chemical applied to it that sheds water droplets. I am doubtful whether it could withstand a monsoon, but I believe it offers protection against light rain, if you happen to be caught out in inclement weather. Original retail was around $2800. This garment is in new condition but since I removed the tags, I am offering it for Sold ($575 shipped in CONUS), which is below my original cost.

    Style

    Fully canvassed
    No shoulder pads whatsoever (as weightless as the mythical Borrelli overcoats)
    Gorgeous 3-roll-2 lapel roll
    Swelled pick stitching
    Hand-sewn buttonholes
    Single rear vent
    Unfinished cuffs
    Fully lined

    Material
    Shell - 100% Aquacashmere
    Lining - 100% Bemberg Cupro

    Measurements

    Shoulders - 18"
    Chest - 21" (42" in circumference)
    Waist - 20" (40" in circumference)
    Length (BOC) - 39"
    Sleeve - 26" (approximately 2" additional fabric to let out)

    Pictures

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  13. Manton

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    Mine is a very simply dark blue DB, no gimmicks. I also have a length of camel for a polo coat but I don't know when that will get made.
     
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    I also think overcoats are generally neglected around here. I don't understand the idea of having fifteen suits and 1 overcoat. I probably have 10 coats and I really enjoy wearing all of them in the winter.
     
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    I also think overcoats are generally neglected around here. I don't understand the idea of having fifteen suits and 1 overcoat. I probably have 10 coats and I really enjoy wearing all of them in the winter.

    I've had only two forever. Once I get the polo done I doubt I will ever get another. Two seems like plenty.
     

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