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  • OnlyShawn
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    meh...I kinda like it. reference previous strange style choices of mine, however.


    as BenR has mentioned elsewhere, however, it's easier to get away with strange crap when you're a pretty big dude...the smaller you are, the fluffier stuff can look on you.

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  • Webbfan87
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    the button placement for me was just for the black one, not the purple one. And I wasn't planning on changing the buttons on the black one.

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  • alan
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    Well to be fair, the button placement is as much my opinion as it is my observations. I'm not sure what the set rules are (or if there are any), but it just seems to me that women's buttons end at a higher mark than men's.


    It wouldn't be about high the top button is, though. It would be about how low the bottom button is. Women's waistlines are higher so it stands to reason that their buttons would end higher.


    Do this caot's buttons extend to your belt line? If so, then I expect that you're fine. Otherwise, since you would have to replace the buttons anyway, why not just add one more?

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  • Webbfan87
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    Thanks for the comments. The bell shape does make it look feminine, though, as you say I would think a tailor should be able to straighten out that flaring. THere was also this other topcoat that my mom says is hers. It's black double breasted with a much lower final button (sidenote: Did not know that button level was more or less feminine/masculine). It seemed more of a straighter cut, and laying the black one over the purple one still revealed the bottom of the purple. To me, the pictures do not seem to show as much bell-ing, though I welcome your opinions.

    My reservations about this one are first that I prefer a higher set of buttons, since it feels like that would keep you warmer. Maybe I'm Second, though it might not be noticeable until that closeup, there's an extra piece of material on the shoulders. Perhaps that was the style whenever this was purchased, but I'm not crazy about it.


    http://learninglonergan.blogspot.com/2012/01/black.html


    Overall, I actually prefer the feel of the purple coat, if only I could fix it so it didn't look so feminine. ONce again, appreciate your time!


    Jay

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  • nicholascrawford
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    Before reading any of this, I was looking at a woman's coat this morning and noticed how it's different than a man's dress coat because it flares substantially from the waist to the hem. I was thinking, as long as your coat doesn't do that, you should be okay. Then I saw the picture, and it seems to confirm that - like Alan said, the bell shape.

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  • alan
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    The bell shape is very feminine. The last button seems a little high, too (though that might just be me). Add in the color and there's no mistaking that it's a women's coat.


    I imagine you can probably fix the bell shape at the tailor. You may also want to give consideration to the button placement, but it's hard to say without actually trying it on. The same goes for (optionally) changing the color.


    All in all, though, it seems like a lot of work to make it right.


    EDIT: Looking again, it seems you may not buttoning the last button. In that case, ignore everything I said in that regard.

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  • jose_jackson
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    Maybe I'm getting mixed up, but it looks like the buttons are on the "male" side. The first two pictures seem totally fine. The last two look a little feminine because the jacket bells out like a Victorian dress. I don't know how to fix that other than to chop the dress down to mid-thigh and/or thin out the bottom.

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  • Weng
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    To me it is too feminine a cut...accentuated by the purplish color.

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  • Webbfan87
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    Found a solution...an old blog of mine:


    http://learninglonergan.blogspot.com...blog-post.html

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  • jason_carreira
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    You're gonna have to put them somewhere where you can reference them with a URL.

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  • Webbfan87
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    Per request, here are some. I don't know what the best way to post pictures is. These are just basic pics I took with photo booth.


    file:///Users/carlsonrj/Desktop/Photo%20on%202012-01-04%20at%2014.29.jpg


    file://localhost/Users/carlsonrj/Desktop/Photo%20on%202012-01-04%20at%2014.44.jpg

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  • jose_jackson
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    Less concerned with it being purple. More concerned about feminine cut. Since it's outwear it may not really matter. But yeah need pics.

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  • LesserBlackDog
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    It would be nice to see a picture of the coat in natural lighting to judge whether the color is too feminine or not. Personally, I wouldn't be discouraged from wearing a coat just because it's purple, but it depends on the shade, as well as the shape and styling of the coat.

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  • alan
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    I was once given a what I was told was a European suede jacket that closed opposite, but it did look kind of feminine so who knows.

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  • jonATL
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    ... but so do European coats, correct? I have a cheapo men's wind breaker I picked up in Ireland because, surprise, it's really windy in Ireland, and it zips on the opposite side.

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