Our Suits For The Cause fundraiser kicks off this year with the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic to be played in the new Barclays’ Arena in Brooklyn November 16 and 17th!
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Cooler weather is upon us and it’s time, once again, to start thinking about winter top coats. Previous posts have featured 3/4 length jackets with a “bal collar” or one that buttons all the way to the top. The following is our most popular 3/4 length top coat:
Last year, a few of my fashion-forward customers asked me to design a car coat that was “different”. My design was essentially a notch collar, 37″ coat designed to look like a suit or sport coat jacket…with functional button holes at the sleeves and a welt breast pocket…for a colorful pocket square! This year, this very design has been featured in a number of designer runway shows and GQ. Below I’ve chosen some of the best designs for your viewing!
When you go shopping, look for this great, new look. Wear your top coat on business casual days, with your favorite flat front trousers, dress shirt, and tie…dress up your top coat with a complimentary pocket square!
If you prefer custom, ask your custom clothier if they an customize your top coat with the following details:
- Removable throat tab- this is used to close the top of your notch jacket on cold days!
- Contrasting felt or suede under collar- I like to match the fabric I use for the throat latch.
- Add a pop of color by asking for a contrasting lapel button hole…and contrasting sleeve buttonholes!
- Length? I recommend 4″ longer than your suit of sport coat. So, as an example, a 6′ guy would typically wear a suit jacket that is 31″ in length. The top coat should be around 35-37″. To make sure the coat you are considering is long enough to serve double duty as a layer over your suit, allow your arms to hang at your side and make a fist. If your try-on hangs approximately 4″ below your knuckles, you have a winner!
Vinnie Rua- Founder, Christopher’s Custom and President, Suits For The Cause, Inc.