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Does anyone else have too many coats?

(66 Posts)
nickEcave Thu 08-Feb-18 14:11:34

I've done it again - popped into a charity shop in my lunch hour and come out with a beautiful slouchy dark grey harris tweed jacket. It is absolutely gorgeous and a bargain at £25 but I don't need another coat! I can resist any other form of clothing - bags and shoes leave me cold - but when I see a lovely coat that fits and is a bargain then I simply have to have it. Please tell me I'm not alone in my coat obsession.

sportyfool Thu 08-Feb-18 14:21:12

I do but I also have too many shoes and bags 😬😬

PetiteMarseillaise Thu 08-Feb-18 14:23:36

How many would be too many? <<cramming wardrobe doors close>> blush

Sounds like you got an absolute gem OP.

storynanny Thu 08-Feb-18 14:23:58

Its fine. Thing is, when you are fully grown a coat can last years and its good to have one for every occasion and weather!
Can you tell I have many?
Im wearing fur coat today as it is cold but dry. And im wearing a dress.
Tomorrow it might be cold and wet therefore will need to wear waterproof coat with hood, either long over a dress or shorter if over jeans.
Then of course Spring us coming so will need to get out my thinner seasalt coats.
If I go out dancing on Sat eve I will need a different more dressy coat.
If we go for a sunday woodland walk I will need my old going out walking coat.
Its fine, have as many as you like. Mine are all sale bargains or charity shop finds.

storynanny Thu 08-Feb-18 14:25:03

And I love bags too. Hate shoes and boots so dont have many.

glitterbiscuits Thu 08-Feb-18 14:29:56

Coats and jackets here
I don’t think I’ve ever met another coataholic!

nickEcave Thu 08-Feb-18 14:31:06

At last count I had:
knee-length smart camel wool coat
hip length smart camel wool coat
shearling lined bright green wool parka
short biker style wool jacket in purple check
short red wool open fronted coat with tie
proper water-proof (boring and ugly) for camping and holidays in Ireland
olive green velvety blazer
light beige trench style coat (not water-proof so not very practical)
+ the new coat makes 9. I also have numerous jersey blazers, summery cardigan/jacket type things.

I don't have a very big wardrobe but over half of it is taken up by the coats.

nickEcave Thu 08-Feb-18 14:36:49

Thanks for the reassurance fellow coataholics. I live in London and spend a lot of time commuting or walking between places so I reckon people see more of my coats than the rest of my clothing and it's good to have a variety!

MockneyReject Thu 08-Feb-18 14:38:51

Yup, boots and coats, here.
I actually resisted a black wool coat in the charity shop, today. I liked it, it was a bargain, but didn't fit my long torso right. Usually, I'd have bought it, anyway.
In truth, I only resisted as I was distracted by a pair of brand new Bitte Kai Rand culottes, then remembered I was supposed to be looking for job interview footwear!

I have around 20 coats and jackets, in all. Even 8y old DS has 6 blush

PorklessPie Thu 08-Feb-18 14:43:33

Too many converse here grin. I've just bought green velvet ones and black satin. Luckily I'm a size 3 so can get kids ones most of the time.

Bloomed Thu 08-Feb-18 15:10:48

I don't count blazers, biker jackets etc in my stash. That means I have only a few coats grin

MrKaplansGlasses Thu 08-Feb-18 15:12:36

My OH has too many coats, I am perfect and have a reasonable 8 wink

SleepingBooty Thu 08-Feb-18 15:13:48

Yes. I have 8, it's ridiculous. Also too many winter scarves, about 5.

nickEcave Thu 08-Feb-18 15:17:25

Sounds like 8 (or 9) is about average then grin

drinkswineoutofamug Thu 08-Feb-18 15:18:02

I have 2 coats. Big coat for winter , little coat for summer.
1 pair of trainers
1 pair of boots
1 pair of heels
1 handbag

nickEcave Thu 08-Feb-18 15:18:33

Oh don't get me started on scarves. I think I have around 20. Each coat needs several different scarf options depending on temperature and how much time I'm likely to be spending outside.

DrRanjsRightEyebrow Thu 08-Feb-18 15:19:27

Oh I have about 15 coats! I love them. I only have about 2 bags. Bags aren't my thing, but coats and shoes... love.

Kenworthington Thu 08-Feb-18 15:21:59

Oh god coats are my thing. I may have about 20/30 I dunno quite w few!

nickEcave Thu 08-Feb-18 15:25:55

Wow Kenworthington that beats me! Do you have a wardrobe just for your coats?

Kenworthington Thu 08-Feb-18 15:28:42

Kinda- in that the understairs cupboard is full of them. And half my wardrobe. Oh and there may or may not be a few under my bed and in the loft 😬

OCSockOrphanage Thu 08-Feb-18 15:58:48

I think I'm probably in Kenworthington's bracket; I can't bring myself to count all the coats and jackets I've accumulated in 42 years of adult life. Some belonged to my great aunt too. blush But the vast majority get worn most years.

Whatthefoxgoingon Thu 08-Feb-18 16:02:02

I have 20+ coats and too many scarves to count, I’m guessing over 50.

I’m not even counting the blazers, jackets, capes etc.

It’s cold in the uk apart from a brief summer so I’m always in a coat 🤷‍♀️

Whatthefoxgoingon Thu 08-Feb-18 16:02:41

Let’s just say thank god I have a dressing room which DH never goes in to....

Greenglassteacup Thu 08-Feb-18 16:07:25

Love the sound of your new coat OP, what a brilliant find. I’ve been trawling the charity shops for something like that for ages but no luck yet. You’re recycling so no need for guilt

WhooooAmI24601 Thu 08-Feb-18 17:35:49

When we redecorated the guest bedroom I bought gorgeous wardrobes to house all his stuff with loads of storage space. There's nothing of his in there, though, just all my lovely, lovely coats and blazers. I have downsized the collection but it's still ridiculous. I bought a Barbour coat over Christmas, thinking 'look at me, got me a steal in the sales'. Turned out I already own the exact same coat, it was just in the garage from when I'd walked the dog and chucked it in there. That's when I realised it was time to start behaving myself.

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