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Gorgeous winter coats past and present - inspire me!

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LRDtheFeministDude Thu 06-Dec-12 12:50:55

Inspired by hully's thread in Chat, so be nice. grin

I have far too many coats and I absolutely love them. I've got a ridiculous-but-glam full length black velvet one (no, it's not 'goth' at all), and a really nice 70s one my mum left me. I also have a cream one with a fur collar that I got from French Connection a couple of years back, and which I believe MN S&B told me about.

And I've just bought my first ever leather jacket, which I keep wanting to sniff because it smells so good.

What good buys have you seen recently, or what's your dream coat (maybe someone on here can find it for you). Sadly, my dream one is those long, very elegant caramel-coloured coats that were trendy a couple of years ago, that come down to about calf-length and tie with a belt at the waist. I look like a hamster in them. sad

TuftyFinch Thu 06-Dec-12 12:57:15

LTD grin
Strangely, my eBay watch list is full of those camel coats with a belt. I used to have a georgeous one but the moths ate it.
I want a buttery soft, orange 1970s jacket, with a belt. Or red.

LRDtheFeministDude Thu 06-Dec-12 12:59:04

They are so gorgeous.

I love leather - I can't quite picture orange leather that I'd like, but I think that's because I've seen a fair few pleather coats that turn orangey with age. Would it be a sort of rust colour, or what?

Red leather is just beautiful.

When I was at school this girl had a three-quarter length coat made of dark chocolate brown suede and I was sooo envious. I like to think there's one out there for me somewhere and I will find it one day! smile

(And maybe even afford it!)

tethersjinglebellend Thu 06-Dec-12 13:04:42

I have many, many 70s coats... huge sheepskin or fur collars, capes, trenches. Am obsessed grin

My latest one is a black soft leather belted, tailored coat with white fur collar and cuffs.

Tufty, what size are you? I may have an orange leather coat under the stairs...

tethersjinglebellend Thu 06-Dec-12 13:07:21

Or have a look at Etsy: Mmmmmmm

MrsJingleBells74 Thu 06-Dec-12 13:11:05

Will probably have a link fail as am on phone but I love this:

LRDtheFeministDude Thu 06-Dec-12 13:15:29

Ohhh, a sheepskin coat - wow.

I love the sound of the soft black leather one too.

Aren't the names people use for colours nice? Chocolate and coffee and pumpkin.

MrsJingle - link works for me and I love that too, great shade.

Themumsnotroastingonanopenfire Thu 06-Dec-12 13:18:31

I have a big ex-Russian Army greatcoat that I bought from Greenwich market in the early 90s. And a slouchy black wool coat with a velvet shawl collar that I bought in Bloomingdales in New York in the mid-90s. And a princess-style blue coat from Hobbs that I bought two years ago and hardly ever wear because it is 'too good'. And I just bought this but in dark green for and am wearing it every day and loving it.

LRDtheFeministDude Thu 06-Dec-12 13:21:34

That's very classy. My velvet coat is from Hobbs, too - I think they're good on coats.

Liking the sound of your ex-Russian Army greatcoat! I do like clothes with a bit of history. And I guess because coats are quite sturdy they seem to survive to second-hand quite nicely.

TuftyFinch Thu 06-Dec-12 13:21:51

Tether all your coats sound lovely. I live coats. I'm an 8 to 10? Really? Under your stairs? Do you want to sell it? I do have a lot if coats although we had a big clothes cull when we moved. The one on easy is prob too long? Maybe, I'm only about 5'5"
LRD, I will help you find your coat.

LRDtheFeministDude Thu 06-Dec-12 13:26:20

Oh, I'm fantasy shopping really tufty. It's more satisfying than the real kind and less scary on the pocket.

If I had a grand spare, I'd like this, though:

Themumsnotroastingonanopenfire Thu 06-Dec-12 13:26:51

I should get the greatcoat out from under the stairs. I used to wear it with my purple DMs with green laces. But I am hoping DH will take the hint and get me these for Christmas which would be just as good a combo. Although maybe I should check they are not 'mum boots' first in case I'm committing another S&B faux pas so soon on the heels of tunicgate.

LRDtheFeministDude Thu 06-Dec-12 13:29:29

They are very nice! I would like those and I'm not usually a DM fan.

I have to admit I bought some boots with DH recently and am having so-so feelings about them. I don't know what counts as 'mum boots' though.

Themumsnotroastingonanopenfire Thu 06-Dec-12 13:30:32

Practically anything you can walk in I think LRD.

Themumsnotroastingonanopenfire Thu 06-Dec-12 13:31:13

Love that Burberry coat, btw. Pity about the price tag!

MrsJingleBells74 Thu 06-Dec-12 13:31:23

I love those boots. Who cares if they're mum boots (although they're not).

LRDtheFeministDude Thu 06-Dec-12 13:32:04

I can walk in most things. I don't promise not to look like a gibbon straddling a donkey while I do it though.

TuftyFinch Thu 06-Dec-12 13:32:53

That's lovely LRD! It costs more than my car was though! fantasy coat shopping is a nice way to spend a winter evening.
themums, they'd look great with a tunic grin

Themumsnotroastingonanopenfire Thu 06-Dec-12 13:33:41

I thought so Tufty. And leggings, obv.

TuftyFinch Thu 06-Dec-12 13:51:08

Obviously grin

tethersjinglebellend Thu 06-Dec-12 14:00:19

I'll have a look, Tufty- under the stairs has yielded some of my best coats grin

It will be bigger than an 8-10 though.

Had to link to another gorgeous one

LRDtheFeministDude Thu 06-Dec-12 14:04:21

Oh, wow. But I think you'd need to be tall. I'd look like one of santa's elves who'd forgotten her fur-lined red cap.

LRDtheFeministDude Thu 06-Dec-12 14:06:48

What do you think of leopard print? There's a MNer who has this fabulous glam-looking leopard coat with a sort of vintage look to it, and it made me want. And I don't usually do print stuff.

TuftyFinch Thu 06-Dec-12 14:09:21

I think I'd look like an elf too. We can go elf busking.
Want to go to Terher's house for a rummage.

tethersjinglebellend Thu 06-Dec-12 14:09:43

I have two leopard print coats. Love it.

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