Monday, November 19, 2007

Search For A Structured Coat To Go With Jeans

When it gets cold outside I seem to always fall back on my trusty Navy nylon parka. I love this ehtcoat but it makes me feel even more round than I already am (and remember I am consistently on the lookout for additional lank). That is why I really like (and have to remember to buy) a structured, more tailored coat like this that still looks good and not to dressy with jeans. I think the reason this looks so good with jeans is the sturdy feel of the wool and the brown leather buttons – black or matching buttons would make it a bit too refined for jeans, imho.


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  1. Asian Models Blogger

    November 19, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Although I think the coat is great, it is the scarf or the way the scarf was wrapped around his neck that gives the photo that extra umph!

    It totally changed the silhouette of the coat making it spectacular.

  2. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 10:41 am

    i can see your point, and do appreciate it. whereas on the other hand, i have to say, that i prefer to mix up jeans with – as you said – refined items. i like to use jeans (or other items) to break up an overly strict look, i.e. with a redingote.

    cheers – and please keep up the good work.


  3. Laguna Hills Trad

    November 19, 2007 at 10:44 am

    Excellent coat!!! I wouldn’t mind having brunch with this gentleman

  4. Lynn & Horst

    November 19, 2007 at 10:51 am

    you’re so right

    i don’t like winter because of all these jackets that make you look like a ballon…

    the only thing that goes are coats like this one, and a trench is always a win, too! no matter how trashy and vintage you dress, a coat gives you an extra portion of class!

    a bientot!

    @asian models blogger: concerning the scarf: i totally agree!!!

  5. sandman_gr

    November 19, 2007 at 10:52 am

    It looks perfect for jeans, and generally casual pants.

  6. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 11:02 am

    What you need is a peacoat. Structured but not formal, looks great with jeans.

  7. The Sartorialist

    November 19, 2007 at 11:05 am

    I bought a navy knit fleece peacoat from Rugby this Fall but it just hasn’t made it into my rotation much

  8. Carolina Lange

    November 19, 2007 at 11:35 am

    He looks amazing! Love the coat and the way he is wearing the scarf!

  9. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 11:37 am

    You know you have spent way too much time looking at the thin when this perfectly average weighted gentlemen starts to look rotund in comparison.

  10. Laguna Beach Trad

    November 19, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    Scott, have you considered acquiring a Covert Coat? Covert coats were originally used for hunting and country pusuits, but are now worn with suits in business setings or with casual attire such as a sweater and jeans. You can find them at establishments such as Cordings and Harvie & Hudson in London.

  11. bilal

    November 19, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Warmer trench coat is another if not more elegant option. You can always count on Burberry… Fall 2006 season had some interesting slim versions.

  12. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    I really like the look of a tailored knee-length daytime dress coat (the kind you’d wear to work with a suit) over a pair of jeans. Not rumpled worn out jeans, certainly, but the good pair saved for a casual evening or shopping, etc. I love the length of that kind of coat on a man and they tend to give a slim, elegant line. And after all, why not mix it up a bit — did I not see a photo of Ralph Lauren recently in a tuxedo jacket with jeans and heavy boots, no less?

  13. Michael

    November 19, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    Haha, I love your use of imho.

  14. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    Isn’t that just a double breasted duffle coat? Although, I do like the use of buttons rather than horn toggles.

  15. SartoriallyAddicted

    November 19, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    That is a great coat. The wool is so thick I thought this was a shearling at first glance. And notice the pea coat style on top, but the lower it falls on the legs, making it more practical and taking away the longshoreman look so popular now.

    …and I’m sure the great scarf didn’t influence you one bit either…

    From: Berlin

  16. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    I have been looking for a similar coat! Any idea where this is from? Or if anyone knows of anything similar…I would appreciate it.

  17. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    looks too stiff, like a robot. gotta unbutton that coat. this is always going to come in second place to a peacoat.

  18. Pepe

    November 19, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    Finally got on ! Love the coat. The shape and look gives it a real unique look. I don’t recall seeing a coat like this.


  19. Anna-Lyssa

    November 19, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    he looks like he’s channelling max von sydow in the seventh seal.
    but maybe it’s just the pale stubble.

  20. Anne Corrons

    November 19, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    I love this coat,but I’m not sure of the scarf. I would have put it in another way. Maybe, it’s because I’m French and I’m found of scarfs.

  21. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    I know this is besides the point, but he was gorgeous!
    and oh yeah, the coat is nice too ;D

  22. soignee

    November 19, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    at first glance i thought this was one of those gucci coats with the muffler-like collar….fun styling and love the sleek structure.

  23. Candid Cool

    November 19, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    beautiful. i like the way he wears the scarf up high

  24. Halina

    November 19, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    I totally agree. This guy looks great. My boyfriend invested in a similar coat recently and everyone keeps telling him how great he looks. Great photos Sart. I to would have Sunday brunch with this gentleman! :)

  25. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    This man looks wonderful. So handsome! I’d love to have a cup of tea and discuss books and movies with him:)

  26. Butch

    November 19, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    The fitted coat–a good idea, but one must be careful.

    For example, this gentleman’s coat is a bit too snug for his body-shape–and the top pocket placement doesn’t help matters.

  27. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    Call me crazy, but I think you just can’t beat a classic, navy p coat. For extra cool points, score a genuine, vintage WWII piece. :)

  28. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Oh, and it’s worth noting that it’s not “pea coat,” or “peacoat;” it’s “p coat” (hyphenate at your own) wherein the “p” stands for pilot! …Damned civilians, mucking up perfectly good military jargon. *grumble, grumble*

  29. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    no need to be so elitist when you turn out to be wrong. i’m sure either form of p coat or pea coat is acceptable.

  30. Peter

    November 19, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    please keep us posted on your Quest for Additional Lank… I want some too

  31. citizen

    November 19, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    “You know you have spent way too much time looking at the thin when this perfectly average weighted gentlemen starts to look rotund in comparison.”

    It’s the double-breasted coat. ;) And he can pull it off because he’s actually tall (I think) and sort of thin to begin with.

    When the weather gets cold, there’s always something undoubtedly attractive about a man in a nice, structured coat.

  32. Anonymous

    November 19, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    One thing I envy about men’s fashion is the way the upper body can be buttoned up, enfolded in layers that lie smooth and flat. I like the contrast between jacket and scarf here.

  33. beandiva

    November 19, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    Keep talking! Your commentaries of late have been wonderful.

  34. emily

    November 19, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    I love this silhouette…he resembles a London chimney (in the best of ways).
    I think that with the “funnel neck” effect (scarf or collar, I can’t tell which), you could even go with a shorter coat and look like a nice, lean chimney.


  35. Eric J

    November 19, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Please keep up this search, and publish your results. I just moved to NYC from a warmer climate and I’m terrified of the upcoming winter.

  36. /anne...

    November 19, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    The coat just doesn’t fit. The problem is it’s too tight, and the cut is wrong; coat makers are cheapskates, and cut most coats straight from under the arms, to economise on fabric; whereas what looks good is for it to go in at the waist (even slightly), then flare out to the hem. A really good straight coat will have a slight flare, but I love the huge coats with big skirts that swirl around the wearer, male or female!

  37. missdelite

    November 19, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Interesting silhouette…still,I would love to see a little nip at the waist for an *hourglass* effect.

  38. Anonymous

    November 20, 2007 at 12:04 am

    i just picked up this paul smith coat and it looks great with jeans. it’s a little nipped in around the waist so it keeps ay lookin thin. might not be as long as you were looking for.

  39. Jessica

    November 20, 2007 at 12:23 am

    the problem with coats like this is that it’s impossible to make those bumps go away! he still looks a little bit like the michelin man :( especially because the fabric looks wobbly where the buttons are. maybe i’m just mad picky, or maybe it’s cos i’m in a market for a p-coat….

  40. faushomme

    November 20, 2007 at 5:40 am

    I think the coat is elegant and quite flattering for the gentleman, it really suits him well.

  41. Jack Daniel

    November 20, 2007 at 6:16 am

    The coat isn’t really that special. It’s the combination of the way he is wearing his scarf with the coat that makes this picture a very cooool and fashionably picture.

  42. Maria

    November 20, 2007 at 8:26 am

    The scarf totally ads to the structure of the coat, otherwise this would be an agghhhh outfit.

  43. tintin

    November 20, 2007 at 10:34 am

    Laguna Beach Trad hit it on the head. Covert sans velvet collar with Rail Road stiching on the cuffs and hem. Check out Tommy and Turkish in the movie Snatch for the look. I think Suede paddock boots rounds out the look with jeans.

  44. Anonymous

    November 20, 2007 at 11:44 am

    the “scarf’ is actually a hooded collar from ysl f/w, hence the structure and the effect of it being wrapped around his neck

  45. Anonymous

    November 20, 2007 at 11:53 am

    the coat is a old Dolce mixed with a Yves St Laurent neck muff ( its not a scarf) Club Monaco sells on in its womens line, but who cares. I think he looks nice, however – I would prefer he didn’t button it all the way up – it would make the scarf look more cozy if he wore the lapels down.

  46. Anonymous

    November 20, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Great shot, great coat. But I have to say Sart, you are not even remotely round! : )

  47. reew

    November 25, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    It’s very very nic, but it could be better. Anyway, I agree that coats are the only way to survive winter without looking like a penguin with overweight ;)

  48. Anonymous

    November 27, 2007 at 2:41 am

    i particular love the structured-ness of the coat. it doesnt make him look too square.

    wonder how he pulled it off. must be the shoulders

  49. le chip c'est chic

    November 30, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    The structured is the guy (perhaps too much) not the coat that seems uncomfortable to wear: “le pont du tĂȘte” is too tight (better a larger size). The silhoutte is a kind of barrel. The only problem to bear a denim trouser in winter or autumn is the cotton, too cold in cold countries, not the coat…If not bear underneath, as it seems, the pyjamas. Indeed, the scarf is not an origami masterpiece made by he: It’s a neck muff.
    Anyway this coat has a wonderful thing: the moment of take out it and to breath, finally!.

  50. Anonymous

    December 1, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    This cost is great love the style and the scarf give the kick to the overall pic!!!

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