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How to wear a polo coat (photos)...

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Doctor Damage, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Doctor Damage

    Doctor Damage Connoisseur

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    ^ It's pleasing to see how the older version BB coats, which look a bit stiff right from the box (so to speak), look softer and more relaxed after use.
     
  2. Doctor Damage

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    Here's the 12th Duke of Northumberland (now deceased) wearing what I always considered a polo coat, although much of it is hidden from view. But the cloth looks like camel hair, it has those welted seams (or whatever they're called) which are nearly only seen on polo coats, and it looks like a patch pocket on the right hip. The image is a scan from an old issue of Field magazine.

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  3. Doctor Damage

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    an old BB polo coat (their vintage overcoats were often not fully lined)

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  4. Doctor Damage

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    Some photos published today of Charles in his tweed polo coat, which he's had since the 1980s (see the last photo).

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  5. Oldsarge

    Oldsarge Moderator and Bon Vivant

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    And it still fits him? Well done, that royal. I doubt that much I wore in the 80's would.
     
  6. medwards

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    He has an excellent tailor! :)
     
  7. Fading Fast

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    It looks like the same coat to me, but he is a royal, he might just have had another one made for him as he got older. I doubt his budget concerns resemble most of ours.

    Over the years, I would have had several items that I loved and wore out custom remade if I had had the budget.
     
  8. JBierly

    JBierly Super Member

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    I think thats the same coat almost certainly. Among other things, the pockets look like they have had some wear and it really doesn't fit that well - the buttons are pulling a bit. Looks comfy though!
     
  9. Doctor Damage

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    Forbes Burnham in London, 1966.

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  10. Doctor Damage

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    From a Japanese website and/or company called Ring Jacket.

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    Can't remember where I saw this (sorry). Looks like towelling, but it's not.

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