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Double-Breasted Trench for Teens

by Spoonsthings Posted 15th Feb 2016 at 11:47 PM - Updated 16th Feb 2016 at 4:43 PM by Spoonsthings : Add credit to Anubis's teen conversion tutorial
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
I love the shape and details on this coat, and have wished for a long time that it be available for teens, but only got around to actually doing something about that wish a little while ago. Considering the dearth of nice, classy attire for teens (or, in fact, any attire at all), .

Like with my other outerwear conversion, I did not alter the adult mesh, merely matched the seams at neck and ankle. I also slightly lengthened the skirt and subtly rescaled and reshaped the torso to better fit teen proportions. "Subtle" being the key word here, as during my first try I overdid it and almost completely obliterated any sign of an hourglass shape, which was not only awkward, but caused a weird shine to appear on the coat in-game.

I took the bumpmap, mask, and base texture directly from the original, but took the shine way down. I also altered the overlay (the button, buckle, and metal brooch details) because the fake-yellow gilt color of the original was borderline offensive to my eye. I would have preferred a clean silver, or perhaps an antique bronze. I couldn't decide between the two, and in the end made two different presets with two different versions of the overlay. The presets themselves are colored to match the respective color schemes of their metal detailing.

The fat morph is rather lumpy toward the far end of the slider, but even just taking it down to 70/30 fat/thin (as seen in the third morph here) drastically improves the smoothness.

There are no gaping seams as far as I have been able to tell, both from in-game screenshots and from checking in Milkshape. Ankle gaps do not appear with most shoes, including Bloom's feet (not shown) and JoshQ's height-altering heels (shown in first preview shot), as well as all shoes based on EA's foot mesh.

TF, enabled for everyday, formal and outerwear.
Not valid for random or career by default.
Four recolorable channels (coat, trousers, tailored details, jewel in waist brooch)
All LOD's and morphs except for the pregnant morph are supported.
File size: ~1.9 MB (1024x1024 textures)

Polygon Counts:
~4700 polys, ~3100 vertices

Additional Credits:
Mesh credits: EA
Tools used: Milkshape 1.8.5, CMarNYC's phenomenal Mesh Toolkit, Delphy's CTU, PS6, GIMP 2.0
Anubis360 for this tutorial that taught me the basics of converting.

Thanks to CMarNYC for the awesome Mesh Toolkit, and to Delphy for giving me a way to make CC without having to resort to the haunted house program that is TSRW.

Age: Teen
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal Outerwear
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Age Conversion
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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Eight-Button Trench for Teen

Size: 1.66 MB · Downloads: 19,192 · 15th Feb 2016
1.66 MB 19,192 15th Feb 2016
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#2 Old 17th Feb 2016 at 5:45 PM
Wonderful conversion & a much needed addition to our Teens wardrobes!!! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 20th Feb 2016 at 9:23 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#4 Old 3rd Apr 2016 at 8:52 AM
this is awesome, i love the style. thank you
Field Researcher
#5 Old 2nd May 2016 at 6:51 PM
Thank you! I'm always on the lookout for nice new teen clothing—especially outerwear.
Test Subject
#6 Old 20th Jun 2016 at 3:35 AM
Nice. Tks.
Test Subject
#7 Old 4th Jul 2016 at 4:32 AM
Its beautiful!! Could you link the hair??
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#8 Old 4th Jul 2016 at 12:05 PM
Originally Posted by iambeastmode
Its beautiful!! Could you link the hair??

It's by RustyNail, one of her edits of Raon's hair. Sorry I'm too busy to go hunting for a direct link, but she doesn't have a lot of hairs to sift through, so it shouldn't be too hard to find
Test Subject
#9 Old 27th Aug 2016 at 9:43 AM
Awesome. Thanks.
Test Subject
#10 Old 11th Nov 2016 at 3:56 AM
Nice, I was distressed by the state of outerwear just the other day so it's good to come across these.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 2nd Jul 2017 at 6:02 PM
Perfect for all those runaways! XD
Test Subject
#12 Old 24th Feb 2018 at 5:59 PM
Beautiful design, thanks for making this!
Test Subject
#13 Old 4th May 2018 at 5:08 AM
This is gorgeous!!! It says it's a conversion, is there an adult version?? I don't have an adult version in my game and if it's CC, I would LOVE to have the adult version!!