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!


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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