Originally Posted by L.R.
Hi, Ive been thinking about purchasing either a trench coat (burberry
) or a black leather jacket. As Im a young guy, either is a very large investment. The only negative I can think about of the trench coat, is how much use Ill get out of it. Thats why Im asking those of you who own such a piece, how often do you wear it? What times of the year is it an inappropriate piece? Any help is welcome! Cheers; L.R.
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Let's do some simple math. Take an example of a $1,000.00 investment for a Burberry Trenchcoat. Typically, you'll have the coat for 8-10 years. I don't know where you live, so I can't say how many times/per/year you will need
a trench. Perhaps you would wear the coat also for style purposes (example: on an overcast day no rain). Let's say roughly 20 wearings per year, ...times 10 years (as an example), for a total of 200 wearings
over a 10 year period
. Divide $1,000.00 by 10 (year life-span) That is $100.00 per year. Take $100.00 and divide by 20 (wearings per year) That equals $5.00 per wearing. In conclusion..is it not worth $5.00 per wearing for you to own a Burberry Trenchcoat?
The important issues are thusly: 1) What is your lifestyle? Be mindful of your surroundings, and people you hang with and places you go to. You can never leave that coat un-attended
, because it will
get stolen. 2) What length are you considering? Current 'trends
' say 'just above
', which is playing the 'fashion game'. You may not even be guaranteed a full 10 years that way. Whereas, the conservative
and un-changing length of 'just below
the knee', will never 'go out of style', no matter what other lengths come and go. Were it myself, I would incline towards the conservative 'just at -or- below the knee' length. After all, its a rain coat, and should cover the body against rain. But your choice will depend on your own style. Personally, I have 2 Burberry. 1 Trench 1 Rain coat (MacIntosh length) If the mood strikes me, I'll wear the trench & fedora just to be dramatic on a cloudy day/evg. and the raincoat over a suit jacket for commuting to work...with umbrella ofcourse, as I take public transit everywhere. P.S. If you are not absolutely decided on Burberry, you may want to consider Aquascutum
as option. There are, ofcourse, dozens more manufacturers, but these (in my opinion) are the top 2. I hope these words will help you make the decision easier. Best of luck.