Quinn the stylish investigator iconic was revealed this week. He lists three things he needs to change the world. Obviously, the most important is “a stylish coat”.
I’m not gonna lie. The prospect of finding a literal interpretation of Quinn’s coat on the runways was daunting. Long, camel coat with silver plates sewn onto it? But Burberry Prorsum to the rescue (Fall 2013 Ready to Wear). It doesn’t capture Quinn’s essence though.
I’m embarrassed by how long it took me to make the connection between “Stylish Coat” and “Investigator”. Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe, Harry Dresden — all investigators with really great coats.
Taking the Philip Marlowe Classic Trench direction, it’s no surprise that Burberry and Hermès always have fantastic cots on their runways.
(Hermès Fall 2012 Ready to Wear, Burberry Prorsum Spring 2006 Ready to Wear, Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 Ready to Wear)
Ultimately, this is the look that, to me, is most Quinn-like:
Dolce & Gabanna Fall 2006. It’s a dramatic coat (or is it a cape? Hard to tell) That covers a waistcoat surprisingly similar to Quinn’s (Is it a remnant of his previous life in Taldor?) All she needs is a sword cane.
I really hope that’s stylish enough to help Quinn change the world.
Stylish coats for Quinn on Pinterest.