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Winter coat question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by guardians, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. guardians

    guardians Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm writing to get people's opinion on two particular winter coats.
    One of them is the Schott 740C peacoat -
    http://www.schottnyc.com/products/other/made-in-usa/classic-wool-naval-pea-coat.htm
    and the other is this long military coat from Zara: http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stor...ra-us-W2012/277002/956520/BLACK MILITARY COAT.

    The price tag being roughly equal, do you think there will be much difference in how much warmer one is vs the other/the quality of it?
    (I know both Zara and Schott coats should be decent.)

    My dress style otherwise is mostly casual (jeans/khakis+shirts+sweaters+boots), age-wise I'm in my early twenties, so I think either should work fine...

    Thoughts?

    --Guardians
     
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  2. Jim Profit

    Jim Profit Senior member

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    I much prefer the Schott Pea Coat.
     
  3. mason

    mason Well-Known Member

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    I prefer a longer coat so i'd go with the Zara coat.
     
  4. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Both are rather limiting as to what you can wear with them. I would say the Zara coat is marginally more versatile - even though the buttons mean it will never be completely formal.

    I suggest seriously looking around a bit more and thinking about what you would like - an overcoat should be a once off purchase and then forgotten about for several years. For this you need something very versatile and arguably to up your budget.

    As for a coat that would breach both the casual and formal spectrums, I would suggest a slim fit navy blue covert coat or a dark coloured polo coat.
     
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  5. guardians

    guardians Member

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  6. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    It's a lot more versatile - yes. However I really think dark blue is better for both daytime and evening wear. However get the colour that most compliments the rest of your wardrobe.
     

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