Longcoats in the Modern Cityscape

Have you ever noticed how many urban dramas feature the badass longcoat?

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Longcoats are badass, of course, but I’ve got to wonder how many cities have sufficiently low temperatures to allow people to wear badass longcoats.

The temperature’s probably 25 Celsius in Beijing right now. That’s a little too warm for heavy clothing, IMHO.

I’m still waiting for really good urban sci-fi set in China. I don’t think the Chinese are going to write any; they’re too busy living the dream.