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Winter Coat

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by greatfire, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

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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.
     
  2. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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

    greatfire Senior member

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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.
     
  4. Get Smart

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    Peacoat? seems to fit your criteria, as far as length and fit
     
  5. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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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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    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.
     
  9. VMan

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    H&M or Zara may have something you'd like in the next few months - and at those stores, the price is always right. Plus the fit is always good for thin guys.
     
  10. greatfire

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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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    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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    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.
     
  13. greatfire

    greatfire Senior member

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    totally. This is why, as everyone knows, the navy is staffed entirely by females.
    sarcasm: [​IMG].

    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.
     
  14. ts4them

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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...
     
  16. Ivan Kipling

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    The J. Peterman catalogue used to carry what they claimed, was the real thing. I bought one, back in 1993. It ran small. It was HEAVY. It was WARM. I wore that thing, out. However, every piece of lint known to man, stuck to the fabric. The wool did not feel good against the skin.

    The jacket that I owned, indented toward the waist. Newer versions are boxier, or more wedge shaped. For most of us, the 'new' peacoat, is easier to wear. I don't find them to be effeminate. I do think a peacoat is dashing, and classic.

    Where to find, the 'new' and improved, peacoat? Well, if you're not put off by JCREW, they always have a peacoat, in fall and winter. I've seen peacoats at department stores, as well.
     
  17. Get Smart

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    H&M has a peacoat in their latest ad that looks good, seems to be fitted in the body and is $129. Can't wait for that shit to finally open in So Cal this fall...
     
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    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?

    Check out the one from Banana Express...it's not wool but heavy cotton, similar to moleskin. It's a lot more comfortable and modern than a real peacoat
     
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    H&M has a peacoat in their latest ad that looks good, seems to be fitted in the body and is $129. Can't wait for that shit to finally open in So Cal this fall...

    When is this supposed to hit the stores (peacoat) I'm still planning to get a sterlingwear but might check out the H&M offering.

    GetSmart: do you have a link to the ad
     
  20. Get Smart

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    It's in the latest US GQ magazine...I'll scan it and post it tonite if no one can find an online image by then.
     

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