Identify this awesome coat!
February 15, 2013 8:48 PM   Subscribe

In Montreal for vacation. Saw man on subway wearing an awesome winter coat. He had a shaved head, and his coat looked a bit monastic. It was long (down below his knee) and a bit baggy at the bottom, very warm looking, almost as if he were wearing an old-fashioned sleeping bag. Also distinctive, it had a very high collar, almost to the top of his ears, all around. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
posted by leotrotsky to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It's possible you saw a Quebec designer's coat, which tend to be made in small quantities and would be hard to identify without a photo.

Plugging some French words into Google I found this French coat which answers your description. Is that along the right lines or are we talking something looser, more like a mod's parka?
posted by zadcat at 9:18 PM on February 15, 2013

There's also this...
posted by zadcat at 9:27 PM on February 15, 2013

Sounds like a "Duster" coat to me. Here is a link to one website picked simply as an example Or this one might be a better example

Caveat: I have no fashion sense so this could be way off.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 11:41 PM on February 15, 2013

Was it a Eskimo Inuit FELTED WOOL PARKA Anorak Coat Fur Hood?

Related to the Jams Bay Comany Coat, sold by Hudsons Bay?

Native folk sometimes wear coats like that, except more of a short-zipper anorak made from waterproof nylon as an outer layer.
posted by sebastienbailard at 12:50 AM on February 16, 2013

It would probably help a lot if you could give some, any, kind of description of the fabric.
It would't help me, but others might then be able to help you.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:42 AM on February 16, 2013 [1 favorite]

Did it have a partial zipper like an anorak? Did it open to the lower hem?

Applied embroidered trim?

Fur trim around the hood?
posted by sebastienbailard at 2:00 AM on February 16, 2013

Was it a frock coat with button collar- kind of like this?
posted by SyraCarol at 5:56 AM on February 16, 2013

Anything like these (1), (2)?

They're from the movie Pact des Loups and I've been looking for something like those for forever, without success.
posted by porpoise at 12:52 PM on February 16, 2013

Could it have been a women's coat? Their are various quilted down coats like this for women. I'm pretty sure a skinny dude could fit in this.

At the other end of the scale, there are very elegant men's coats like this one from All Saints, which have high collars. I think they have previously done longer versions, but it seems that below-knee is currently out of fashion. A shame, because I find walking around in a longer wool coat to be like wearing a blanket. Toasty!
posted by The River Ivel at 5:47 AM on February 17, 2013

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