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Old 10-08-2013, 08:38 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Neither! Both are tacky in the extreme.

You may know something about fashion for the masses, but the fact that you are even considering actually these wearing these garments clearly shows that you know absolutely nothing about style. Real style.
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You would expect someone who works in a "fashion focused" PR firm to have a better understanding of 1) what is on trend and 2) what is timeless, elegant style. Those coats represent neither of the choices.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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The second one.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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OP, don't pay any attention to the naysayers on this thread. They apparently don't realize that the MOST important thing about fashion is whether or not YOU like it. Trends come and go, but some looks are classic, and a fur (or good quality faux fur in this case) coat is one of them - a look that's been around literally for centuries. Now - some STYLES are more trendy than others, and can therefore look dated more quickly, but even that shouldn't matter to someone who is truly self confident. But I say that as a person who often wears vintage clothing - as often as possible, when I can find an item that's still in good shape.

I've never owned a fur coat, faux or real. I live in the south, so fur coats tend to look a bit ridiculous, not to mention they are extremely HOT except for a handful of days in the dead of winter. But if I lived somewhere colder, and if I found a fur that I liked, I'd buy it and wear it and to heck with what anyone else thought.

On the two coats you asked about, I already gave my opinion (shorter coat #1) but I'll repeat it. I like that coat because it has movement and could really be fun with the right playful outfit. It's striking and I think it would look awesome with very skinny jeans, a black turtleneck, tall skinny black boots, and some sort of pendant necklace (one big stone or pendant, not a big "statement" necklace - the coat is enough of a statement). Simple hair style to go with it. Also, the style of Coat #1 is timeless, not at all trendy. Coats like that have been around for as long as I can remember and I'm 51 years old.

The second coat's style is what bothers me. It looks very eighties. If that's the style you're looking for, then go for it, but to me it looks matronly and not nearly as much fun as the first coat.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Pa
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http://www1.macys.com/cms/slp/2/Winter-Coats
I don't care for either.
Here this is what's in.
I like the Michael Kor leather coat. I have the Kenneth Cole Pea coat for dressier times.
I was always a fan of the fleece trench coats that are short and tie.
More dress down a simple sporty fleece or a ski jacket.
I saw the shaws and capes are back too.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:43 PM
 
Location: The State Line
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OP, don't pay any attention to the naysayers on this thread. They apparently don't realize that the MOST important thing about fashion is whether or not YOU like it. Trends come and go, but some looks are classic, and a fur (or good quality faux fur in this case) coat is one of them - a look that's been around literally for centuries. Now - some STYLES are more trendy than others, and can therefore look dated more quickly, but even that shouldn't matter to someone who is truly self confident. But I say that as a person who often wears vintage clothing - as often as possible, when I can find an item that's still in good shape.

I've never owned a fur coat, faux or real. I live in the south, so fur coats tend to look a bit ridiculous, not to mention they are extremely HOT except for a handful of days in the dead of winter. But if I lived somewhere colder, and if I found a fur that I liked, I'd buy it and wear it and to heck with what anyone else thought.

On the two coats you asked about, I already gave my opinion (shorter coat #1) but I'll repeat it. I like that coat because it has movement and could really be fun with the right playful outfit. It's striking and I think it would look awesome with very skinny jeans, a black turtleneck, tall skinny black boots, and some sort of pendant necklace (one big stone or pendant, not a big "statement" necklace - the coat is enough of a statement). Simple hair style to go with it. Also, the style of Coat #1 is timeless, not at all trendy. Coats like that have been around for as long as I can remember and I'm 51 years old.

The second coat's style is what bothers me. It looks very eighties. If that's the style you're looking for, then go for it, but to me it looks matronly and not nearly as much fun as the first coat.
I understand what you mean, but the OP asked for our opinions. I didn't comment expecting her to change her mind either way, but merely answered what was asked. People should expect this and not take it personally. We have a right to agree or disagree
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I understand what you mean, but the OP asked for our opinions. I didn't comment expecting her to change her mind either way, but merely answered what was asked. People should expect this and not take it personally. We have a right to agree or disagree
I understand. I was simply expressing my opinion as well. We be cool.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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Just speaking for myself, I wouldn't by either, especially white, because I would probably stain it within 20 minutes.
BTW, Kathy does make some good points.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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OP, the shorter one is more fun! Go for it!

And to the person that posted the Macy's link, really? Is that how you determine what's in style, Macy's? OK!
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:38 AM
 
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I loved the second one. The second jacket is really very nice. You should go for it.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:34 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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No matter which coat you choose, I guarantee you will either spill something down the front of it, or worse yet sit in something dark and sticky.
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