Field coats/Barbour

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What's up, folks- I'm moving to Boston later this fall to start in equity research at a pretty sizeable asset manager and am wondering whether or not a field coat like an Orvis or a Barbour would be frowned upon as cold-season outerwear. Nobody in Birmingham gave me shit for it, but I'm well aware Massachusetts isn't Alabama. Thoughts?

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Comments (6)

Sep 18, 2018

People will give you shit for worrying too much about what you're wearing and not enough about your work.

Just do whatever makes you comfortable. If somebody else cares enough to even notice, the place is fucked.

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Sep 21, 2018

I wouldn't wear a barbour with a suit, maybe dress pants and a dress shirt. Unless the suit is a worsted or thick weave.

Sep 23, 2018

Wear Canada Goose and add some nail polish for fake blood stains.

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Oct 23, 2018

You won't be the only wearing a Barbour to the office on a cold day, I can tell you that.
50% of men will be in some kind of Patagonia/puffer, 20% in some kind of pea/trench coat, 20% in some kind of field coat, and 10% in something completely off the reservation.
When the wind chill is -3 degrees with 4.5 inches of snow expected, just do what you have to do to stay warm.

Nov 5, 2018

It totally depends on what you're wearing underneath. A coat that adequately covers a suit would not be appropriate for a business casual (read: button down and trousers) environment and vice versa.

For the former, you're gonna be looking at something like a car coat or peacoat. For the latter, you really can't miss with the classic Barbour, although Peter Millar has been putting out some very attractive updated spins on the traditional jacket.

Nov 29, 2018

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