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Added Feb 9, 2009

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Here we are in deep winter, and we know the guys need to stay just as warm and toasty as the girls. This double-breasted winter coat is modern sophistication with classic details, AND it will keep you nice and warm.

Material Notes

wool, silk, interfacing, buttons, shoulder pads




Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Silk, Wool



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    Jan 14, 2011, 04.41 AMby cantare

    It feels SO Beatles and British…I LOVE it!!!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 11.39 PMby ruthw

    Wow, the fashion police are out in force today! If women can wear what used to be male styles (trousers, jeans, peacoats, blazers, overalls, you name it, we wear it), why on earth are men required to stick to some (very temporary and local) notion of what is “masculine”? Do they have to dress like undertakers or garage mechanics to be acceptable? Do they even have to be “masculine” at all? Is there some law about it that I don’t know? I have never yet seen a comment on a women’s pattern protesting that it’s “too bloke-ish”!

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      Aug 22, 2013, 08.41 PMby 69dream

      so damn true
      —>men’s answer

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    Jan 13, 2011, 05.01 PMby Testosterone

    Men need pattern and color in their wardrobe choices! Yes we do, yes we do, yes we do!!! Thanks for showing it can be done, and done stylishly to boot.

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    Nov 7, 2010, 08.25 AMby Deborah Zimmerman

    Whuf!!! Gonna make it for “Big Daddy” ASAP!

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    Oct 23, 2010, 03.42 PMby jellybear

    I like it, so many potential possibilities for it. When i have time…………….

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    Jun 7, 2010, 09.50 AMby redpencils

    I think its hilarious that most of the men on here love the coat, but the women think its far to girly.

    I absolutly adore it and my husband’s going to pick out his fabric soon so I can make it for him.

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    Apr 2, 2010, 06.17 PMby paulpc

    Love the styling, not sure I’m brave enough to go with the tartan LOL! Will probably use a dark grey wool or a Worsted if my skills are up to it!

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    Oct 23, 2009, 03.51 PMby matthewinboston

    As an urban minded young man, I appreciate the historic significance of this piece, and love the modern version. This is fantastic! Perhaps they should make it available for larger-built men, but with time comes expansion. For me, I’ll make this in a heavy camel wool; how sharp would that be? Again, Kudos burdaStyle for another creation that’s hard to find in a pattern for men. This is fantastic!

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    Feb 23, 2009, 09.01 PMby kallipygosred

    I think this is a lovely coat. I could actually see it shorter, more of a hip length, and be used instead of a blazer or dinner jacket. I could also see it in something more like a light gray cashmere kind of blend… Can’t wait to try this out for my son. He hasn’t got a great coat, and this would be wonderful.

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    Feb 19, 2009, 05.18 AMby brownhare

    After looking at the different photos for this jacket many more times than a sane person probably would, I’ve now worked out that there are two models here, one for the outdoors photos and one for the indoors photos. Phew.

    As for the jacket, the more I look at it, the more I like it. I’m thinking it would look nice with a bit more embellishment at the back though, a centre pleat (or slit? Or is it a little too short for that?) to give it more movement, or even one of those bands (sorry, I’m sure there’s a proper name for them, I hope someone knows what I’m talking about) that are across the backs of jackets sometimes, to give it a bit more definition at the waist perhaps. It would look terrific as a longer trench coat; I’m just visualising it with more flow. The front looks very tailored and English school boy-come-scientist to me, which I like a lot, but the back looks more lumberjack (I’m not really thinking girly tartan thoughts here, ha) so I just think alterations to create a bit more detail on the back to match the refined look of the front would work very nicely.

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    Feb 12, 2009, 03.06 PMby missuscrime

    Geez… think outside of the box people! I think this coat is fantastic. Lets not be afraid of bold fabric or different collars! My husband would proudly sport this.

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    Feb 11, 2009, 06.26 PMby kittilia

    it does look quite girly… i don’t think it’s the fabric, I think it’s the sillhouette, or maybe the collar. I like the plaid.

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    Feb 11, 2009, 10.45 AMby bekaem

    I think it’s a great pattern. I haven’t downloaded the instructions, but I hope they include something about which interfacings to use to make a good coat. – Funny to see the the discussion about the fabric choice in the pictures. – I’m looking forward to see what people come up with.

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    Feb 11, 2009, 06.55 AMby Daniel Parker

    i’m a Dude….and I LOVE this! I think im going to make it outta a thick khaki cotton and add a collar

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    Feb 11, 2009, 01.18 AMby diamondsdame

    Husband and me think it is far too chick and feminine – plus the model is pulling the pockets about like crazy, making us think the fabric is very flimsy. Why not use the tartan for the lining?! … OR raise the pockets a little, add a lower level of buttons, then chop the pattern at the hips, made up in faux suede, it could be quite interesting….. OR use a plain fabric with darker (or the tartan) piping along the focal seaming and a long, long openended zip in place of buttons… yes, perhaps the pattern does have possibilities but no way as it is photographed, what a shame it has been so spoiled.

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    Feb 10, 2009, 10.47 PMby skylarkdawn

    Yay for the male coat pattern! I too feel like the fabric is fit for a pansy. I think this would just be fabulous in a charcoal wool or a medium brown herringbone. A must have for my husband for next winter :)

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    Feb 10, 2009, 08.29 PMby clintow

    Blackwatch is classic and traditional; no man should be afraid of it. Men already wear enough black and brown. However, to lengthen the lifespan of the coat, I would sooner make this with traditional overcoat details, with a normal collar and a rear center vent. It gives the pattern more room to breathe, because it’s not competing for attention with that fashiony collar. If it were a black or grey fabric, that collar would speak more clearly on its own.

    Also, unless your suit is way too big, that coat should fit fine over it. Men need better fitting clothes, really.

    Anyway, nice pattern, I’ll see what I can do with it sooner or later.

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    Feb 10, 2009, 07.52 PMby sew4sanity

    I was so excited when I saw a man’s coat pattern. Alas, it is far too fem for my man. Could we see more for the male in a bit less model-ready fashion? Thanks for the effort!

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    Feb 10, 2009, 02.48 PMby Diane Egelston

    I think this coat is beautiful and very masculine. Thanks for this interesting design!

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    Feb 10, 2009, 02.47 PMby troykyo

    Great Construction! I would love to see how the lapel rolls when open.

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    Feb 10, 2009, 02.24 PMby hettyb

    I like the coat. Too bad the sizes only go up to “drowned rat”. How about some men’s sizes for men that actually have some shoulders? Guess my husband still won’t be able to have a nice coat that’s actually in his size.

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    Feb 10, 2009, 02.15 PMby staceysews

    I like it, but I’m thinking of making it for me with a few nips and tucks and with a collar. I really don’t think the men in my life would find this wearable, but that’s just me!

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    Feb 10, 2009, 02.10 PMby eclecticdreams

    I too think it’s funny that so many are thinking that tartans and plaid are girly. Perhaps what was once associated with mostly manly things such as kilts and lumberjacks is now more associated with cute Catholic and Japanese schoolgirls. It’s long been a tradition for women to adapt men’s clothing for women’s fashions…but now it seems that many don’t realize that everything about this coat (the cut, the double breasted buttons, etc) was originally very masculine in origin, and not originally feminine.

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    Feb 10, 2009, 01.54 PMby squirrellypoo

    very nice collar detail! I’m loving the “mad scientist coat” vibe from the tech drawing… My man just gave it two thumbs up!

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    Feb 10, 2009, 01.35 PMby knitgeek

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    Feb 10, 2009, 11.27 AMby ledthread

    I find it interesting that many people find the plaid not ‘manly’. Tartan is classic! It’s all my dad wears, but he wears it in a flannel lumberjack sort of way, not nearly as pulled together as this coat.

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    Feb 10, 2009, 10.38 AMby loyl8

    I love this jacket.. I cant wait till i get good enough so I can make it for my hubby. The plaid is not really my hubbys thing, but on the inside it would be awesome.

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    Feb 10, 2009, 10.20 AMby mynameisdavid

    This coat is incredibly chic, and the pattern is a much needed relief from the greys and blacks flooding the current men’s market (we like color too!). It is both militaristic and edgy, and the collar is definitely fashion forward.

    Great job thinking outside the box BurdaStyle!

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    Feb 10, 2009, 09.20 AMby alisondahl

    oooooh. i am definitely making this one for my beau- sneaky valentine’s day present!

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    Feb 10, 2009, 07.53 AMby lunatepetal

    very gentleman-like :)

    i think my husband will support this.

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