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This coat - in red or navy?

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thesmallestpotato Tue 30-Oct-12 11:01:19

This is a present from DH for Birthday & Christmas, I have both here to try on but can't decide which colour

Here is the red:

Here is the navy:

I like them both, the red is lovely & vibrant and I've never had a brightly coloured coat before, but I feel the navy is more classy and would be a better investment (this will have to last me forever as I'm about to become a SAHM), just wondering what others think?

Thank you smile

Ilovewaleswhenitrains Tue 30-Oct-12 11:03:53

The blue coat looks like a school uniform coat, the red is much better.

squoosh Tue 30-Oct-12 11:05:28

Definitely the navy. Duffle coats look much cosier in navy for some reason. Plus if it's an investment piece it's a much better idea to pick a neutral colour that you won't tire of.

You can always buy yourself a cheapo red coat in Primark to satisfy the red craving.

hanglider Tue 30-Oct-12 11:06:49

Red - you'll always regret it if you don't.

SrirachaGhoul Tue 30-Oct-12 11:09:22

Red! It will make you feel happy every time you put it on. Screw the investment. People will call you "the lady in the red duffle coat" wink.

choceyes Tue 30-Oct-12 11:11:32


squoosh Tue 30-Oct-12 11:12:07


The red one is a bit too 'Blue Peter presenter in Percy Thrower's garden'.

(RIP Percy)

SarkyWench Tue 30-Oct-12 11:12:16

Is the red better in RL?
Looks a bit pasty on the website.

If it is a decent red, then go red.

sweetheart Tue 30-Oct-12 11:14:27

It depends what the colours in your wardrobe are. I brought a red coat last year because I really wanted a bright coat to stand out in winter. the reality is that I've worn that coat twice because it doesn't go with any of my other clothes. For that reason although the red is lovely I would buy the blue.

thesmallestpotato Tue 30-Oct-12 12:33:19

Thanks for replying, that's red 5, navy 3

I still can't decide! My boots & handbag are tan and my scarves are all cream / blush pink colours that do seem to look better with the navy - the red is a very bright red that would be better with black boots/bag/scarves I'd imagine - though I don't have the best eye for picking colours that go together!


Hopefully Tue 30-Oct-12 12:36:29

Navy is definitely the most sensible. But also the most boring. I would totally go red.

SarkyWench Tue 30-Oct-12 12:38:24

I would get the red.
But if I owned lots of pink scarves etc then I'd get the blue.

Growlithe Tue 30-Oct-12 12:41:09

I have had more compliments about a red coat than I have had over anything else I have ever worn. The colour lifts you.

noddyholder Tue 30-Oct-12 12:43:33

Navy the red looks mumsy

thesmallestpotato Tue 30-Oct-12 12:44:45

Would my tan boots go with the red? I have these:

MrsRogerSterling Tue 30-Oct-12 12:51:05


pictish Tue 30-Oct-12 12:53:27

Navy. The red looks like it could have come from Matalan.

SugariceAndScary Tue 30-Oct-12 12:56:22

Navy, it's classic!

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Annianni Tue 30-Oct-12 13:09:46

I think the navy looks more expensive iykwim, the red looks a bit pinky to me and not as nice.

I have 2 proper pillar box red coats and always felt nice when I used to wear them.

Could you get some red knitwear as a compromise, or a red scarf?

teatimesthree Tue 30-Oct-12 13:10:44

Navy! I agree with Noddy. Also, red wont go worth your existing things.

bigpants103 Tue 30-Oct-12 13:14:04

Navy definitely. Boots would go with either.

noddyholder Tue 30-Oct-12 13:14:23

I think the red screams asda xmas collection (runs for cover)

MrsJohnDeere Tue 30-Oct-12 13:15:56


Will go with more things and looks smarter. Will stand the test of time better.

pictish Tue 30-Oct-12 13:18:00

The red might be more exciting when it arrives, but you'll tire of it far quicker.

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