I just saw a guy today (waiting for the train here in Chicago) who would have been totally unremarkable except that he had this amazing long, fitted, Camel-colored wool coat. I couldn’t stop staring…at his coat.
I think these guys should switch coats lol The slimmer gentleman in front would stand out more wearing a belted back camel coat with wide cuffs, and the bulkier gentleman in the back could’ve gone with the more simple and trimmer coat the guy in front of him has on. Not to be anal about this, both these gentlemen look great, but from my perspective being a wider torso guy, keeping my coats classic and trimmer really wrks for me. Of course this is open for discussion.
Anon is quite right, the black shoes with the blue suit, not so good. His coat really does not fit that well either – notice the bulk in the sleeves. The gent walking in front is well turned out – great choc brown shoes and great fit on the coat. The sleeves are slim, the shoulders trim and tailored and the sleeve length is perfect.
Love these coats! The gentleman in front looks perfect, well fit…the bigger man behind him looks fine too, and although some people don’t agree with the pairing of a navy suit and black shoes, I thought it looked fine because his camel coat is in a much lighter shade than the other man’s. Maybe he could’ve gone with dark brown shoes? But it’s not so bad.
Two very different cuts, but both gentlemen seem to be working their own well. The guy on the left has the more fitted, classic-looking coat, which appears to suit his straight-backed, formal posture – whereas the guy on the left appears to have matched a more relaxed fit to his relaxed posture. Or maybe I’m reading too much into it…
The one on the right is too classic (old) style , i prefer the left one. About the cuffed pants, for us (Italian) all the pants generally have to be cuffed but for the smoking and sporty pants(jeans-cotton-summer linen). not a law but it’s better to have it. About the navy suit and black shoes it’s correct, i prefer dark brown but it’s less formal.
Polo coats are too cool and warm to boot. I have a corded double-breasted coat and might in line to acquire a pristine vintage Hickey Freeman that is reminiscent of Lauren’s classic Polo Coat. When you are in a great topcoat, winter bows at your feet instead of around your neck and down your back as it would in lesser gear.
It's really not even fair to compare American fashion with Italy. They're so far ahead, and really, they care a lot more. I don't know many men here who would bother with fashion. These coats are very nice. I really like he one with the buttons in the back. And the black with navy works, I think.