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Winter Coat

greatfire

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I'm looking for a good winter coat.

America. college. New York. Very cold.

20. 6'1". skinny. african american.

I really have a thing for wool coats, but I'm looking for a good stylish coat, no matter the type of material it is made out of. I like the coat to fall just under my butt, and for the shoulder and chest area to fit very well. Any advice?

I currently have a coat that goes down to my mid thigh area, and I am really not a big fan: way too long. I've tried the shorter coats that fall just on or just above my belt, and I think those are too small. So I guess my one limit is that the coat fall right under my butt.

Money is a factor, but I want to ignore that for the moment as I get some coat/style suggestions.

Thanks.
 

Ivan Kipling

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Try Bluefly. Lots of shorter coat / jackets, there. Good prices.
 

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Do you have any specific suggestions. I see lots of coat, but my eye for style would probably leave me selecting a terrible one, which is the problem.
 

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Agree on the peacoat . . . something double breasted would break your 'line,' as it were. You'd look a little broader, not so slim. You don't want to overwhelm your physique with something too bulky. A clean, classic look in double breasted style should work.
 

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I recently picked up the peacoat from the Paul Smith 2006 FW lineup and I love it - too bad I can't wear it yet.
 

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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
How about something like this? Not sure if this is warm enough?

http://bluefly.com/pages/products/de...&Nu=Product+ID


That's about 3/4 length, isn't it? Greatfire said earlier that having a coat hit mid-thigh was too long, which that coat might be.

As a thin, formerly super-skinny guy, I second/third/whatever the peacoat suggestion.
 

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Side question: don't you think a peacoat is kinda for women? That aside, everyone seems to be suggesting it, so beyond the fit information I said before, what else should I look for to make sure a coat is good? Also, what are some examples of good coats that meet the few parameters I have (under the butt, and fits like a suit jacket?). I'm stuck on the length, the coat just has to fall in the butt area.. I could certainly have the wrong idea with everything else, and am open to all suggestions.
 

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Originally Posted by greatfire
Side question: don't you think a peacoat is kinda for women?
totally. This is why, as everyone knows, the navy is staffed entirely by females.
 

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Originally Posted by greatfire
Side question: don't you think a peacoat is kinda for women? That aside, everyone seems to be suggesting it, so beyond the fit information I said before, what else should I look for to make sure a coat is good? Also, what are some examples of good coats that meet the few parameters I have (under the butt, and fits like a suit jacket?). I'm stuck on the length, the coat just has to fall in the butt area.. I could certainly have the wrong idea with everything else, and am open to all suggestions.
Really, a peacoat is THE winter coat that is cut like a suit jacket. Anything but that, cut that short, will look a little odd. Trust me, get one that's cut right, and always wear the collar up, no one will think it's girly looking.
 

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Originally Posted by Ott
totally. This is why, as everyone knows, the navy is staffed entirely by females.
sarcasm:
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I'm glad that I asked, however, because its hard for me to deny seeing upwards of 90% of the college female population wearing peacoats that fall right under their ass.
 

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So you guys don't think the peacoat is a bit tired? I was thinking of getting one this year, but the ones I've had in the past are a bit stiff (too cheap I guess). Know of any softer, somewhat modernized versions?
 

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I'm in the same boat. I've been thinking about getting a peacoat this year and would like to know where to look. I went to an army surplus store and the coat they had there was too stiff, felt like cardboard...
 

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