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post #16 of 19
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Did a search and couldn't find anything on point other than this old thread.

 

I have two size 42 US Burberry trench coats - different styles; I guess I lost some chub because I should've gotten a 40 US. I just need the waist tucked in a bit.

 

I read that Burberry has an in-house tailor that will alter trenches to taste. Any insight for NYC stores? Prices? etc..

 

Thanks.

Get the single breasted, looks better and fits better.These coats are not meant to be worn with suppressed waists. Always buy one with the wool liner because you'll need it when it cooler. Find a single breasted with a tie belt if you like that. No one uses the buckle and just ties it anyway. And Grenfell is a better (and cheaper coat) Burberry went downhill in the mid 90's under a new designer and is no longer a real British classic coat. They still make a few real coats like the trench with a liner and wool collar that everyone wore like a uniform in the 80's it was so common. The correct length is to the top of the knee. Calf length looks out of proportion and these new short trenches look stupid esp. on those skinny boys modeling them for Burberry.

post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by momanny View Post

Did a search and couldn't find anything on point other than this old thread.

 

I have two size 42 US Burberry trench coats - different styles; I guess I lost some chub because I should've gotten a 40 US. I just need the waist tucked in a bit.

 

I read that Burberry has an in-house tailor that will alter trenches to taste. Any insight for NYC stores? Prices? etc..

 

Thanks.

Coats, sportcoats, shirts etc are always fitted at the shoulder to get the right fit so I'd never go down in size. Losing weight (unless you were obese) does not change your frame since men lose it from the stomach and besides 20lbs or so won't effect your right size.

And most of these places just have a seamstress working in the back making alterations. I wouldn't try any major alterations and just find a model that fits off the peg.

post #18 of 19

I had a sizing session for a few trenchcoats at the Burberry store today.  I was really disappointed.  The styles I liked best had a tailored fit and the largest size, which was a 56EU/46US didn't fit me around the shoulders.  There was one model a "trenchcoat 19" sized 52 that fit perfectly however I found it very long and it had a ballooning effect like a women's dress at the bottom.  It actually reminded me of my US Army military issued trenchcoat which I still own.  The salesperson at Burberry suggested I have their onsite tailor take in the sides and shorten the coat.  I'm 5'11, so I don't think a length to my shins really suit me well.  I feel at $2000 this is too much to go through, especially with the possibility of the alteration not working out.  .

 

Any suggestions?

post #19 of 19

I have a Burberry single breasted belted trench that I had sized about a half size down (taken from 54eu to ~52-53 eu). Length is to the top of the knee, which I didn't change, but I had the sides taken in and the sleeves shortened without much of a problem. Mine also has the wool lining which I don't think was touched during the alterations and still fits fine. My local tailor did a great job with it - the coat was clearly too big before and now with the liner in and wearing a jacket underneath it fits absolutely perfectly, although when the liner is out and I put it on over just a shirt there is a little wiggle room (as expected). I don't think the alterations were too complicated, but one thing to keep in mind is that the Burberry in-store tailors will definitely be more familiar with the construction of Burberry products as opposed to your local tailor.

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