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post #31 of 41
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i know a guy if you want beltless


I made a similar reference to that show and som 20-somethings looked at me with black stares-- they knew the Brady Bunch, but not Seinfeld. Hmmph.
post #32 of 41

I'm looking for one in a Jude Law Closer type of thing, any ideas?

post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by BareSolid View Post

Just noticed that you already answered the fit question.

What colour did you get? I notice they offer both 'beige' and 'stone', but which is the traditional trench coat colour?

British tan or pale sage green is traditional.I prefer single breasted balmacaan or single breasted trench. Double breastedanything is just too much material flapping aroundunless you're really in the trenches and need that extra layer to keep warm.

I always buy one with a detachable wool liner. Grenfell is good andthe traditional Burberry is as well but I don't think it's on their website. It's theone everyone wore in the 80's made of 100% Egyptian cotton with the camel hair (or just wool) liner.

Aquascutum is good but I aven't seen any with a wool liner.

post #34 of 41
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Originally Posted by Lowndes View Post

Curious as to whether people prefer the double breasted trench or fly front?
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Originally Posted by WillyWonka View Post

I prefer single breasted balmacaan or single breasted trench.

PLEASE, a trench-coat is by definition double-breasted and belted. Single-breasted raincoats are NOT trench-coats! Many point this out, but few take notice.
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by Lowndes View Post

Curious as to whether people prefer the double breasted trench or fly front?
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Originally Posted by WillyWonka View Post

I prefer single breasted balmacaan or single breasted trench.

PLEASE, a trench-coat is by definition double-breasted and belted. Single-breasted raincoats are NOT trench-coats! Many point this out, but few take notice.
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by williamson View Post


PLEASE, a trench-coat is by definition double-breasted and belted. Single-breasted raincoats are NOT trench-coats! Many point this out, but few take notice.

Yeah, and a true trench had D rings to carry hand grenades around on. Just because the double breasted by Burberry was used in WWI with the military junk adapted to it doesn't mean that only double breasted may be referred to as a "trench" coat. Noobs like yourself always make this mistake.

post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by Artigas View Post

Make sure the armholes are sufficiently high, so your movement won't be impeded as you raise your rifle or scramble over the top of the trench wall.

The original wearers of the trenchcoat were British Officers in World War One.
They rarely carried rifles but relied on the tested Webley revolver as their sidearm of choice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trench_coat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webley_Revolver
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by WillyWonka View Post

Yeah, and a true trench had D rings to carry hand grenades around on. Just because the double breasted by Burberry was used in WWI with the military junk adapted to it doesn't mean that only double breasted may be referred to as a "trench" coat. Noobs like yourself always make this mistake.
Though I do not post frequently, I am hardly a "noob" (anyone can see when I first joined SF), and I do know what I am talking about! Many people inaccurately use the term "trench-coat" for any raincoat, but while all trench-coats are raincoats, all raincoats are NOT trench-coats. The use of inaccurate terminology doesn't help anyone.
post #39 of 41
He's a troll, don't sweat it.
post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post

He's a troll, don't sweat it.
It's very easy (and decidedly discourteous) to make such an accusation. Surely such uncharitable remarks are more deserving of the term "troll" than is a request for the correct use of clothing terminology?
post #41 of 41
^ I don't think he was calling you the troll.
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