Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Trench Coat Leads

Whit, our self-described "scrumptious" seminarian in Ohio, needs a lead on finding himself a trench coat for under $100.
He would also like some thoughts about good men's fashion mags. Whit, I get "Out" magazine, but that might not be readily available in Ohio, where "Maxim" is probably more the norm. Yick!

PeaceBangers, please recommend away!!

Whit, we love you!

10 Comments:

Anonymous jinnis said...

Well - I just found a classic Worthington trench at JC Penney's - $72 original price, plus a 30% markdown. Can't hurt to look in the Men's section.

And while on the question of men's clothes - my spouse is having great success with combining tab collar/collarless shirts with suit coats over slacks. Combined with a flaming chalice necklace or lapel pin, he invokes a ministerial look without wearing a more formal clerical collar. But, he and I have not been able to find such shirts in a long time. A salesperson at the local Men's Wearhouse told him that their tailors can take out the collar for as little as $8. We haven't tried it yet, but will very soon.

11:09 AM  
Blogger BaptizedPagan said...

I've gotten a lot of good tips from the men's fashion section at about.com. It's not designed for those on a budget, and it's full of blatant, probably-not-so-Gospel consumerism (e.g., a lot of "must-haves"), but it's a great place to get some ideas. Their many photo galleries of possible men's haircuts (which you can print out and take to your stylist) are a great resource.

12:41 PM  
Blogger derekjmd said...

Magazines- The ones I look to for inspiration are Mens Vogue, GQ, Complex, Details and since I tend to go more for UK style I keep an eye on www.topman.com for what they are selling :-)

Trench Coat- I am working on it :-)

2:16 PM  
Anonymous anniesmom said...

You may want to try Burlington Coat Factory. They're in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Reynoldsburg. Be happy with what you get--no refunds, only exchanges.

I bought a black women's trench coat several years ago and still get comments on it. Price for the coat was around $75. Good luck!

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear PeaceBang,
I'm so excited to write to you! I love your blog and need some fashion advice: I'm a plus size UU seminarian in her mid-late 20s. I'm feeling the pull to dress a bit more professionally and/or stylishly. Any ideas about how to strike that mostly-casual-but-a-little-more balance?

3:32 PM  
Blogger rachel said...

check the sartorialist.blogspot.com...he rocks men's fashion! (any fashion, really!)

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely! The Sartorialist blog is my new addiction. Anyone interested in fashion should check it out. As for a trenchcoat? You could try an upscale consignment shop if there's one in your area.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Whit said...

I'm never gonna live that 'scrumptious' comment down, am I? For the record, I said the outfit was scrumtious, not me myself! Thanks for all the advice- I'm looking at the satorialist as we speek.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Whit said...

Click on the name for a picture of me in my black robe.

9:06 AM  
Blogger James said...

Well I realize this is way late, and nobody but PeaceBang will read this at this point...but one possibility is the "commuter coat" from Lands End...just at $100, waterproof, removable liner, cut to fit over a blazer (important!) and in khaki, black, or navy. (Yes, in case you can't tell, I've been coat shopping.)

8:46 PM  

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