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I've just been looking at their website, in the hope that I might be mistaken, but assuming you live somewhere where it may be cold or is likely to rain, they seem to sell no outerwear at all that will keep you either warm or dry during the winter. It's a little disappointing, as the website makes more than a few references to the firm's heritage as a trench-coat maker, but I saw nothing at all that I would trust for a blustery March day in London, never mind winter in...
Childhood origins of my own interest in tweed:  
 I miss it too. There is nothing that they now sell that I can think of as 'Burberry'. Their shareholders are happy though, for now - the share price is four times what it was in 2006. It probably makes sense for them to make things in China, as that's increasingly where their market is too.
Expensive shoes should not crease like that - these look like seconds. Church's appear to be using parts of the hide that the top-end makers discard - even at the highly discounted price you paid, I would say they are pushing it.
 A lot of it will date to the 70s or earlier, so will be dated in every way. Fit is always a problem and jackets and coats are frequently incorrectly sized - it's something to be checked in detail with the vendor by asking for very precise measurements - chest, under-arm, collar to cuff, back etc. Finding good stuff on ebay takes great perseverance and some luck. There is always the risk of moth and seams that are about to come apart, together with grime, filth and staining.
Don't be taken in - Burberry lost their integrity years ago, it's a completely empty fashion label trading on empty promises. Their garments have very little functional utility these days - their only premise is to take money from gullible foreigners.
 Seems possible. Or - perhaps - not mislabelled, just wrong shoes in the box?
 John White of Northampton ... made in Portugal I believe (or Taiwan?)
 I'm not the speaking clock tell-me-my-weight machine.
 I wonder if the tweed they wore was imported from Britain, or whether the Boers in fact had their own tweed weaving operation? It's quite possible as they had been out there for hundreds of years and were necessarily quite self-reliant, and I believe they kept sheep (and still do). It would be interesting to know.
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