Joseph Bank double-breasted camel hair top coat

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Picard1138, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Picard1138

    Picard1138 One of the Regulars

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  2. Zemke Fan

    Zemke Fan Call Me a Cab

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    Nice coat. DB camel is surely a classic. Too bad it's made in the People's Republic of Cash and not the USA. Pull the trigger, man! (Although charcoal or navy are more versatile colors for CBD.)
     
  3. Kevin Popejoy

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    I've had one for a couple years, very nice coat. It has a belt back. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
     
  4. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    I have one, too. Great buy for the $. The beltback is not tailored at all, but merely the 2pc belt with buttons to hold it together. This is now a set style, used only on camel coats, but recalls classic styles.
     
  5. TJC

    TJC New in Town

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    It is a classic for sure. I went through the DB'd craze 40 years ago with a London Fog. I believe I will stick with the SB's henceforth. But it is just a matter of taste. JB's although I don't think I would have any of their leather products, has some nice looking camel.
     
  6. norton

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    Thanks for the heads up. I've been wearing a vintage navy DB overcoat that I really like, but the thread holding the seams is rotting and it keeps needing to be repaired. I had decided to get a polo coat, but hadn't been able to find one. I never thought of looking at JAB's. To find one at this price is fantastic. I ran out to the store (only about a mile away) to check the size and ordered one on the spot. Thanks again.
     
  7. David V

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    I'd prefer a 3x6 on a polo coat.
    Ralph sells them. But I'm sure he gets over the top dollar for them
     
  8. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    They don't call this a polo coat, but that's what it is. It's the survivor to the ulster, a style no longer seen. (It had a 3x6 front, a large, popable collar, and was usually tweed.)
     
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  9. Wally_Hood

    Wally_Hood One Too Many

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    Got one from Jos. A. B. a couple years ago. Living in southern California, weather that calls for a top coat is rare. I wore mine today because when I left for work it was kind of chilly, but enough for me to justify wearing it.

    I bought mine during one of the frequent sales, and got two others, black and navy, both SB.
     
  10. Philalethes

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    I agree that the camel hair coat looks quite nice. I almost bought one for roughly the same price a few months ago on Ebay. However, I also agree that their leather seems a bit questionable, with the possible exception of their suede jacket, which I thought looked quite sharp in person.
     
  11. Wolfmanjack

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    This is mine; I love it. I wear it with everything, from formal to jeans and a cashmere sweater.
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  12. norton

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    I received mine in less than 48 hours. Quality seems fine and fit was perfect. It's not made in China, by the way. Mine is labeled "Made in Haiti". They need the work more.
     
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  14. hottoddy

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    That is nice! I'm in need of a new one in a different color than charcoal/black.

    Not to hijack the thread, but what do you guys think of their Harris Tweed 3/4 Topcoat? I normally like full length, but it would probably look fine with my 5'8" height.

    Todd
     
  15. Zemke Fan

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    Todd -- Big fan of HT. 3/4 is in style right now. Go for it!
     
  16. TheBeak

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    love the DB camel coat in the first post - I'm sitting here trying to justify owning such a thing here in central Florida.

    Its SWEET!

    Thanks for the link.
     
  17. Richard Warren

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I received mine today.
     
  18. Leacock

    Leacock Familiar Face

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    It says it comes with flap or patch pockets, is that an option you can choose while ordering or what?

    I recently came across it http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_366723 and I must say I'm tempted but I am very scared to spend more than $700 Canadian on a coat I can't try on ahead of time and I have read come across quite a few negative reviews of the quality and service of Josbank

    How warm is the coat?

    Does anyone have any recommendations for acquiring a doublebreasted camel-coat on more of a budget?
     
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  19. Doctor Damage

    Doctor Damage My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Camel hair is by definition not a 'budget' cloth. E-Bay is probably your only chance and when I was watching e-Bay for camel hair polo coats (about a year ago) they used to show up regularly in all sorts of sizes and price points. The chances of finding one in a thrift store in Canada is zilch. Brooks Brothers of course sells them new, but they're something like $1,500. Do you know your measurements in overcoats?

    If you want to be really warm in a Canadian winter you'll need an insulated parka, but a nice overcoat looks a helluva lot classier!
     
  20. Leacock

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    I have just acquired one having taken advantage of their 65% & 25% sale, I am certainly satisfied with it, it has plenty of interior pockets and fit wonderfully. The only caveat is that the quality of the sewing for the buttons seems rather low, and several buttons are already starting to fall off, but that can be rectified by simply getting them resown on. It is certainly classy!
     

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