does anyone know what this coat style is called?

pokipoki

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Hi everybody,

So, for some reasons, I really like the style of this coat, used to feel okay...but now I'm really looking to buy one, but have no idea what they're called. I thought they were called pea coat. Express has one, but I think it's too plain, so I want to browse and see my options. I think it will look stylish with boots and jeans, what do you think?
Any ideas?

http://expressfashion.com/products.jsp?category=Her&groupid=13&page=2

i googled capelette but it's not showing what I wanted to see.


Thanks people!:smile:
 

pokipoki

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thanks for the input margaritas and airmess!

the one on brooksbrothers is kinda long though, and the price :wtf:.
that's what I thought "cape" was. I've always seen the long ones with 2 buttons.
I'm looking more of those kind of coats that ends at waistline.

does anyone know any brands that have this style?
 

Leelee

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Jun 6, 2006
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Hi everybody,

So, for some reasons, I really like the style of this coat, used to feel okay...but now I'm really looking to buy one, but have no idea what they're called. I thought they were called pea coat. Express has one, but I think it's too plain, so I want to browse and see my options. I think it will look stylish with boots and jeans, what do you think?
Any ideas?
I think a pea coat is double-breasted. I'd call this a trapeze coat. I'm not sure about this particular one from the picture, but on some trapeze coats, the arms are 3/4 length. That might be something to consider it you really need it for warmth as well as fashion.
 

kimberf

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Mar 8, 2007
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That's interesting that capelette didn't work, since that's what I would have called it too. Definitely not a pea coat, those are a more structured, straight double-breasted coat that originated as a man's style -- they're what the navy wears as outerwear. I think the trapeze, swing coat, and cape suggestions are all good ones if capelette is coming up empty.
 

artiksun

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Not sure how much you want to spend. You can find designer cropped cape coats like this one by Chloe for $870 (on sale, too):
http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/15915

or this one by Susana Monaco for $396:
http://www.shopbop.com/mock-cape-susana-monaco/vp/v=1/845524441804641.htm

or this one by Derek Lam for $716 (on sale also):
http://www.eluxury.com/estore/browse/product_detail.jsp?id=11143357

They are very in style now so you might even be able to find some stuff at department stores. Macy's has this one on its website for $138:
http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=274585&CategoryID=30481&LinkType=EverGreen

I got one a vintage one on eBay last year for under $60. Something like this is probably longer than you are looking for:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vtg-60s-HOUNDSTOOTH-Wool-BELTED-MILITARY-Mod-CAPE-Coat_W0QQitemZ230187666974QQihZ013QQcategoryZ48882QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

or:
http://cgi.ebay.com/60-Wool-Gray-Felt-Swing-Cropped-Capelet-Coat-L-Large_W0QQitemZ170168695500QQihZ007QQcategoryZ63862QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

or:
http://cgi.ebay.com/vintage-RED-Wool-L-CROPPED-Jacket-BOLERO-SWING-COAT_W0QQitemZ250184996461QQihZ015QQcategoryZ48882QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

or:
http://cgi.ebay.com/vintage-60s-black-WOOL-CROPPED-MOD-MINI-SWING-COAT-SML_W0QQitemZ290178503799QQihZ019QQcategoryZ48882QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

These 3 are very cute (and not plain black):
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vtg-60s-Mod-BOUCLE-Cropped-Mini-Pea-Coat-SWING-JACKET-M_W0QQitemZ150179670778QQihZ005QQcategoryZ48882QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-130-ARDEN-B-BOUCLE-CROPPED-SWING-JACKET-COAT-S_W0QQitemZ200173465015QQihZ010QQcategoryZ63860QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-MOD-IVORY-WOOL-CROPPED-TRAPEZE-COAT-JACKET-S-M_W0QQitemZ200168125687QQihZ010QQcategoryZ63862QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

I'd search around eBay and Google using terms like "cropped cape coat," "cropped swing coat," "cropped trapeze coat," or "cropped cape." eBay this year seems to have a lot of capes made out of fur....not my style, but it could be yours. :yes:

Hopefully you'll find something you like. Good luck!
 

artiksun

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yea that one was actually my favorite too. the seller even has that style in 3 different colors in all different sizes. swing coats are pretty universally flattering, i think. good luck. let us know if you decide to get one!