It suddenly got cold here overnight, thanks to the wonder that is Kansas weather (it was 85 degrees yesterday afternoon) and I’m once again sad that my favorite faux-leather coat is shedding bits of faux-leather like it has the mange.  It’s a real bummer, because they don’t make big red Gokaiger pirate coats in a 64 long, and when I find one that’s actually stylish or (dare I say it?) cool, I want it to last for more than one season.  It’s actually comforting to see Mal Reynolds rocking his brown duster years after he got it in ‘The Warz’ or John Constantine’s endlessly battered trench lasting literally to hell and back, but the greatest coat is a matter of your perception, leading to today’s well-insulated query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is in the minority about it, but doesn’t care: The Sixth Doctor’s frock coat of many colors is awesome, asking: Which fictional coat is the greatest coat of them all?


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  1. Malone_hasco on

    One that comes to mind first is Neo’s trench coat. It made the look for the whole Matrix. In general, its the ubiquitous trench coat that takes the win: Every other western hero, Hellboy, every single noir detective, even Silent Bob, its the most commonly used and instantly recognizable look of cool guys.

    • Agreed. Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden’s bullet-resistant enchanted leather duster tops the list for me.

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