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post #16 of 47
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Originally Posted by BlueHorseShoe View Post

What do you all do with the belt?

Either tie it, or shove it in your coat's pockets

While I have a Trench Coat I only wear it when its raining. Pea Coats and Covet Coats are easier to wear.
post #17 of 47
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Originally Posted by BlueHorseShoe View Post

I'm young, and it makes me feel pretentious or old

Same. I find my quilted Barbour and RL riding jackets far easier to pull off. Though if I were to get a trench I'd go with Burberry. The cut appears to be far more appealing than the old man (read: baggy and droopy) cuts I am accustomed to seeing.
post #18 of 47
I'm old-school when it comes to trench-coats; see the avatar; there is little point in getting a trench-coat that R.C. Sherriff wouldn't have recognised.
The issue that I have with Burberry is that the brand is too closely linked with the Chav elements of society with which I have no desire to be associated.
post #19 of 47
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Originally Posted by Amiens View Post

I'm old-school when it comes to trench-coats; see the avatar; there is little point in getting a trench-coat that R.C. Sherriff wouldn't have recognised.
The issue that I have with Burberry is that the brand is too closely linked with the Chav elements of society with which I have no desire to be associated.

It's funny because I don't feel this is the case in The States (at least not universally). I didn't know this was the opinion in the UK until I was informed by my British intern. From the stories he has told me, however, I can definitely see your point. I can't imagine being refused service at a pub for wearing Burberry.
post #20 of 47
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Originally Posted by Amiens View Post

I'm old-school when it comes to trench-coats; see the avatar; there is little point in getting a trench-coat that R.C. Sherriff wouldn't have recognised.
The issue that I have with Burberry is that the brand is too closely linked with the Chav elements of society with which I have no desire to be associated.

Funny. I didn't know what Chav meant. It's definitely not applicable in the States, where our "Chav" elements have a whole other horrible layer of identification. Burberry in the States is linked more so to 40-something, skinny New York women, Asians, and dudes that are a little too into their appearance (at least from a laymen's perspective).
post #21 of 47
Burberry was selected as one of the top 10 tacky brands in this forum. Do not forget it.
post #22 of 47
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the further replies, I will try it instore first too see how it goes on. I agree about the feeling of being pretentious or old or looking like inspector gadget. But thats why I will choose Burberry as they seem to look more stylish and okay for younger people to wear without looking OTT. 

 

Does anyone know when the summer sale will start? I just noticed that the burberry website has updated within info about their winter/autumn stuff.

 

thanks

post #23 of 47
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Originally Posted by Hero878 View Post

Thanks for the further replies, I will try it instore first too see how it goes on. I agree about the feeling of being pretentious or old or looking like inspector gadget. But thats why I will choose Burberry as they seem to look more stylish and okay for younger people to wear without looking OTT. 

 

Does anyone know when the summer sale will start? I just noticed that the burberry website has updated within info about their winter/autumn stuff.

 

thanks


Yeah, definitely try t one before you buy Burberry. Their sizing is all over the place depending on model.
post #24 of 47
Thread Starter 

btw I don't feel anyway that Burberry is chad and I live in the UK lol

 

I think the sale is going to start soon because i found this http://www.philipbrownemenswear.co.uk/burberry-brit/britton-cotton-trench-coat---taupe.aspx

if that shop is already having their trenches on sale, then burberry must be too.

 

I went to the Manchester store today but there was no sale yet

post #25 of 47
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Originally Posted by EriQ009 View Post

I find Burberry's older stuff to be far more well-made than their recent offerings. I have an older Burb trench that is near indestructible and feels like it will last forever. In comparison, their newer coats just don't appear to have the same quality or construction.

Look at their profitability and bottom line. It has achieved a complete economy of scale.
post #26 of 47
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Definitely go double breasted. Don't be fooled by the aquascutum nonsense on this forum. The cut on the Burberry is much more stylish.

Either way, it's not a ton of money to spend on a jacket that you'll wear for years. Jackets are an important wardrobe staple and not something to be overlooked.

Isn't the cut being more stylish moot if you get a tailor to take in the coat?
post #27 of 47
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Originally Posted by jeromestyle View Post

Burberry was selected as one of the top 10 tacky brands in this forum. Do not forget it.

wow..Jerome.. you never seem to surprise me.

Anyway..

The belt shouldn't be an issue, most trench coats have a slider so you can hold the hanging end of the belt.
I would walk into a store first and try one on they have a selection of coats and sizing is always off.
post #28 of 47
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Originally Posted by Hero878 View Post

btw I don't feel anyway that Burberry is chad and I live in the UK lol

Back in 2005-6 Burberry was very chav. But not now though.

Burberry realised they had a bit of an image problem in the UK..
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...so they had to do something about it, and scaled right back on the infamous plaid.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4381140.stm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1023460/Burberrys-shaken-chav-image-fashionistas-favourite-more.html

We like our Burberry in Xilinhot though...
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...never had any chavs in China.
Edited by MikeDT - 8/4/11 at 2:36am
post #29 of 47
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post


It's funny because I don't feel this is the case in The States (at least not universally). I didn't know this was the opinion in the UK until I was informed by my British intern. From the stories he has told me, however, I can definitely see your point. I can't imagine being refused service at a pub for wearing Burberry.

Oh that definitely happened.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/northamptonshire/3983633.stm
"Police are trying to cut crime in shops - by banning customers wearing "Chav"-style clothes."

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It seems so long ago now.

Actually what is the current UK 'yob culture' nuisance these days?
Edited by MikeDT - 8/4/11 at 2:39am
post #30 of 47
Yeah Burberry is doing a good job of taking chav down a few levels, but problem is I know people (even in US) who buy Burberry only to show off the 'nova check'.

I remember trying on a trench coat, nice slim fitting one. Was on sale for $675 I believe and I was ready to buy it. THen the person helping me out was complimenting the ook (probably to get the sale) and then approached my collar and said, that look is great, and its even cooler since you can pop the collar and then everyone can see the check pattern underneath. In my head I was just thinking, are you fucking serious. Then I turned to him and let him know he just lost a sale, took the coat off and walked out. Never have I walked back into any Burberry store since.

Burberry also hit a low when they started doing the 'Big Knight' polos. I mean talk about ripping a page out of RL. I understand Express copying, because Express is shite, but Burberry.. I was somewhat surprised. All my friends that own Burberry only own it for the checks. Some wear the dress shirts with the checked cuffs. A royal blue dress shirt, then they fold the cuffs back and leave them like that to show the checks off.

Fools.
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