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Design for a modern-looking Inverness coat
As indicated by some of your posts, I believe that a modern-day looking Inverness overcoat would be a stellar addition to any gentleman's wardrobe. I can envision such a coat due to its uniqueness , its understated elegance, and quality of construction producing "double takes" for most viewers of that garment and individuals coming up to the wearer and pleading desperately to know "where did you get that overcoat?" I see the starting point for this coat beginning with Thomas Mahon's most recent copy of Victorian overcoat done in gray(see his website for a picture of this gorgeous looking coat) with truncated features for the cape portion lending a more modern flair of that overcoat . Perhaps there could be other features of such an overcoat that could be tweaked to look more modern and I would like to know what those would be. I would humbly ask Thomas Mahon or Chris Despos or any other competent designer to rough sketch or rough draft what they believe a 21st century looking Inverness coat would look like. If they or someone else can come up a design that will produce the effects on observers that I think would automatically follow from such a beautiful piece of tailoring, then I would be happy to go forth for such a bespoke overcoat and gladly make it my first official pictorial post for AAAC public scruitiny and commentary.drrobertModerator's Note: In the course of the discussion about the demise of the hat as an essential element in gentlemen's apparel, a conversation began about the Inverness cape/cloak/coat. In order to keep that discussion from being lost among the postings on headwear, I thought it prudent to begin a separate thread on this subject. One can find the introductory postings as well as the discussion of what caused the disappearance of men's hats here.
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