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post #31 of 46
APC's "Military-style overcoat" is pretty sharp. It's in the Spring/Summer '09 collection.
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by JibranKhan View Post
Which other Edinburgh is there? It rains relatively little; I think my Barbour will suffice. If I was in Glasgow, I'd probably take the trench.
Well whatever you are comfortable with, it rains relatively little for Scotland, but a hell of a lot compared to most places and the semesters are during the worst weather - ie not the summer. I study in St Andrews about an hour to the north (where it rains less) and have a Barbour and a Trench. If you have a trench going free I would take it, Barbours are not suitable for all occasions as well. Yeah, it is the only Edinburgh I know of, but there are tons of cities in the US with all kinds of names and most posters are American..
post #33 of 46
I bought a $50 (1/2 off a 100) J.Crew khaki trench. The fit was excellent and you can wear it casually with jeans. I think fit is key with trenches.
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by JibranKhan View Post
I don't think it's unsuitable at all. I shall be starting my undergraduate MA this autumn and my father has offered me his nicely worn Burberry's trench, but I shall be studying in Edinburgh which gets relatively little rain. In my case, it is a question of utility.

In the case of the OP, it seems like he would like to throw money away, and is looking for a way in which to do so.

Some people like fashion trenches, Burberry coats fit like a tent.

Prorsum has some nice trenches, so does Stephen Schneider. Just keep looking on eluxury and yoox and you'll find a brand and model you like.
post #35 of 46
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Originally Posted by Cas Ruffin View Post
I bought a $50 (1/2 off a 100) J.Crew khaki trench. The fit was excellent and you can wear it casually with jeans. I think fit is key with trenches.

Are you talking about the outlet variety? The regular trench is much more, no? And I haven't seen it go on that deep of a sale.
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by youngscientist View Post
Well whatever you are comfortable with, it rains relatively little for Scotland, but a hell of a lot compared to most places and the semesters are during the worst weather - ie not the summer. I study in St Andrews about an hour to the north (where it rains less) and have a Barbour and a Trench. If you have a trench going free I would take it, Barbours are not suitable for all occasions as well. Yeah, it is the only Edinburgh I know of, but there are tons of cities in the US with all kinds of names and most posters are American..
Fair enough. I shall keep that in mind. I lived in the tropics for three years in a country with a six month monsoon season, so I'm pretty good at dealing with rain.
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by Stazy View Post
I disagree. Dark trenches are perfectly fine, even if one's wardrobe isn't particularly bright. I know mine isn't. It just takes a little more skill to pull off darker fits.

That guy's nordic paleness does not go well with a black trench coat. I see him and think "he must spend alot of time planning things in his basement"
post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
Some people like fashion trenches, Burberry coats fit like a tent.

Prorsum has some nice trenches, so does Stephen Schneider. Just keep looking on eluxury and yoox and you'll find a brand and model you like.

The classic double breasted one does, but they have several models that are much slimmer, especially single-breasted. I tried on one particularly trim one in NM, but the name of the model escapes me.
post #39 of 46
I have a Barbour Thomson, great trench, but I think it would have been better if I had bought the wool version for winter and use my Beaufort for rainy days.
post #40 of 46
Why would a college student need a $1,400.00 anything is beyond me.

Buy the least expensive Mackintosh-type coat.
Tie it to the bumper of the car, and drive one block or two.
Wash in washing machine
Hang Dry.

You are young, so you should be able to easily pull off almost anything.

Spending $$$$ serves no purpose at your age.
And the coat will probably get stolen if it's expensive.

Save your money ...or your parents money.
In fact,
why not buy used?


Ohhh I am going to have nightmares tonight....
A young student in a $1,400.00 trench...spilling mustard or beer on the thing.
It's going to happen....oh the humanity.
post #41 of 46
slim cut trench coats seem young and trendy. i used to wear one over my shirt and tie.

unless, you're trying to be mistaken for a detective and wear a huge one over your suit and 'everyday' shoes.
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
Why would a college student need a $1,400.00 anything is beyond me.

Buy the least expensive Mackintosh-type coat.
Tie it to the bumper of the car, and drive one block or two.
Wash in washing machine
Hang Dry.

You are young, so you should be able to easily pull off almost anything.

Spending $$$$ serves no purpose at your age.
And the coat will probably get stolen if it's expensive.

Save your money ...or your parents money.
In fact,
why not buy used?


Ohhh I am going to have nightmares tonight....
A young student in a $1,400.00 trench...spilling mustard or beer on the thing.
It's going to happen....oh the humanity.
Hear hear. And the ridiculously expensive things he's looking at are not even such as would become wardrobe staples. They'll be tossed aside once this effeminite trench fashion has passed.
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by JibranKhan View Post
Hear hear. And the ridiculously expensive things he's looking at are not even such as would become wardrobe staples. They'll be tossed aside once this effeminite trench fashion has passed.

He apparently doesn't like the same kind of clothes as you, why do you insist on fitting his taste within the small range of yours. This isn't a normalization forum, well hopefully.
post #44 of 46
Thread Starter 
For the record, I said I was willing to spend UP to $1400, not that I necessarily desired to spend that much. That said, if I were to spend that much, I fail to see why it would concern some of you so much.

As for J.Crew coats, in the past they have always been far too long for me, and thus go against the very look/style that I'm searching for in a trench coat. Perhaps their trench coats this season are different, and in that case I'll give them a look, but that is why I ruled them out initially.
post #45 of 46
I actually bought it at Jeremy's, who was having their monthly sale. I guess it was one of those once-in-a-blue-moon purchases. But I suggest looking for those sales rather than dropping a G on a trench coat.
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