Winter Coats

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Hi All - looking for a good winter coat. Work in IB and generally wear business casual. Any suggestions?

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Comments (27)

Dec 28, 2017

Canada goose

Dec 28, 2017

Get a Mackage parka. One size up from your suit size so you can wear it over your suit if you have to.

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Jan 9, 2018

Get a wool top coat.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
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Jan 11, 2018

Arcteryx is nice

Jan 29, 2018

A classic Waxed jacket is a phenomenal investment!

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Feb 4, 2018

Especially if you're a Choate kid/Steeve Bannon.

Feb 16, 2018

Belstaff makes great coats. I am happy with my waxed moto jacket from Ralph.

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Jan 29, 2018

Land's End makes great peacoats and topcoats

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Jan 31, 2018

Moncler baby

Feb 4, 2018

Moncler all the way.

Feb 5, 2018

You need a wool (or cashmere/wool blend) top coat. It should pair with your suit jacket, but can be worn without

Feb 6, 2018

A wool, cashmere, or alpaca overcoat will work best for a suit. Invest in a quality garment that will last you a significant amount of time.

Feb 16, 2018

Look at the brand 'The Kooples'. French fashion house with 'rock' & military influenced classics.

Great material on my mid weight coat, made in Italy.

Not the cheapest, TBH. You will spend at least $400 with a sale on

Feb 20, 2018

1) Loro Piana, Cucinelli, Brioni, etc.
2) Moncler
3) Canada Goose
4) Barbour
5) Burberry

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Feb 21, 2018

Here my personal opinion:
1) Agree with LP and Cucinelli, great quality/materials but expensive.
2) Moncler no longer what it used to be. Probably the change in owners has diluted it.
Below 1) I would rather go for Moorer these days.
3) If the outside temperature merits it, but not nice if you're wearing a suit
4)-5) Yawn...
again, personal view. It changes with age, bear in mind I'm not in my 20s.

Summary: agree with comment on quality of garment, style and finishing: prefer to go for Italian-made (mostly good value for money).

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Sep 14, 2018

burberry trench all (rainy)day

Feb 21, 2018

Please, please tell me you are joking.

Feb 21, 2018

Nope :/

I had a feeling this wouldn't work...any suggestions? (would be greatly appreciated!)

btw i grew up/worked for ~2 years in a much smaller and laid back city(albeit at a different firm) and I never really had to deal with this...dress policy was pretty flexible as long as you excelled at work. Still getting used to NYC I guess.

also figured consulting would be a bit more laid back than IBD

EDIT:

Any thoughts on this: bit.ly/185JX8I

Feb 21, 2018

Out of curiosity, why are you posting about this and the JP Morgan internship in another thread?

Feb 21, 2018
RottenKing:

Hey Y'all,

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.

I just moved to NYC and have been at MBB for a couple months now. I need a new coat and was wondering how appropriate this one is for a 1st year?

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/tommy-hilfiger-coat-melton-wool-military-4-pocket-coat?ID=947619&CategoryID=3763&kws=729391696929

The pockets by the chest and the straps on the shoulder pads worry me a little but wanted to get other peoples input.

I usually have a hard time finding clothes that fit appropriately due to having a small frame and this one seemed to fit nicely when I tried it in store.

Any thoughts whether this is good for a 1st year consultant?

Buy yourself one of the $100 overcoats at Uniqlo. It's not the highest quality in the world, but it will hold you over until you can find a "real" coat to buy.

Do not buy the coat you linked in the OP.

Feb 21, 2018

Go to Men's Wearhouse, or JosABank and ask them for their advice. They should have nice coats for young professionals for under $200.

Feb 21, 2018
monczao:

Go to Men's Wearhouse, or JosABank and ask them for their advice. They should have nice coats for young professionals for under $200.

Never get advice from these clerks. They are horrible. When in doubt, go conservative.

Feb 21, 2018

looks like an airplane safety vest

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