3/4 length?

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by endag, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. endag

    endag Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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  2. mrkleen

    mrkleen Super Member

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    It is shorter than a traditional full length overcoat, but longer than a car jacket.

    It is roughly 3/4 of the way down your leg (usually just below the knee)
     
  3. Searching_Best_Fit

    Searching_Best_Fit Senior Member

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    This link actually leads to a long length suit (jacket and trousers), not an overcoat of 3/4 length.

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    It looks like a short car coat, but it is a suit. It is not a morning suit with cut-away quarters, but with similar length or shorter. Pretty strange.
     
  4. Adelstensfostre

    Adelstensfostre Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it and if I never see another, then that'll be just fine. A 3/4 length coat it most assuredly ain't.
     
  5. derum

    derum Super Member

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    It's style is similar to a "Teddy boy" drape jacket. Basically just a frock coat.
    (Also called an American Gambler coat, synonymous with the riverboats of the 1800's.)
    I have one and it is stunning.
     
  6. JBierly

    JBierly Advanced Member

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    Covers the revolver on the hip well?
     
  7. FLMike

    FLMike Connoisseur

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    Pure costume
     
  8. 127.72 MHz

    127.72 MHz Advanced Member

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    I'm with you on the "Strange" comment.
     
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  9. Searching_Best_Fit

    Searching_Best_Fit Senior Member

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    If this was offered only as a jacket and fit loosely, I think I can make it work as a short car coat over an existing suit. However, since it has accompanied trousers, that, to me, is a bridge too far.

    Having said that, it could work as a statement piece at certain venue.
     
  10. derum

    derum Super Member

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    No, mine is too tailored for that, but I could probably get a switchblade in there somewhere.
    Not pure costume, as one poster suggests, they were based on Edwardian coats/suits, so were the precursor to the lounge suit.
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    First picture is of a clothing museum exhibit, second ageing "teddy boys" dressed in their own style.
     

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