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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post

WTF are you talking about? Every gentleman should own a trench coat for rainy, chilly fall weather like today in Philly.

Yup. Have fun wearing your completely soaked overcoat in a thunderstorm. If you dress professionally, you're gonna need a classic raincoat as well as a classic overcoat. They have different functions, and neither is particularly well suited to the role of the other.
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

You mean like, actually buckle the belt at the front? - and not just leave it dangling at the back?

I vary. Sometimes I button mine and leave the belt hanging, sometimes I half button and tie the belt in front (a la Humphry Bogart), sometimes I don't button at all and just cinch it with the belt, in which case I use the buckle. It all depends on the temperature and my mood.

The fun part of a trench coat is that you have options.
post #17 of 23
I never tie my trench. I have the "belt" tied to itself in the back
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

If you dress professionally, you're gonna need a classic raincoat as well as a classic overcoat. They have different functions, and neither is particularly well suited to the role of the other.
Indeed they do, and one of the functions of a raincoat/trenchcoat is as a topcoat for cool but not cold weather (Quadcammer's "55 degree weather" and some degrees below that.)
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post

Every gentleman should own a trench coat for rainy, chilly fall weather like today in Philly.
Underlines my point above.
post #19 of 23
So I looked quickly at Burberry's "bespoke" service and it appears to be nothing of the sort, and quite pricey.

Shame. Not so sure about leather epaulets and wrist cuffs either.
post #20 of 23
Yea - the Burberry 'bespoke' barely rises to the level of stock special.

I saw a legitimate bespoke trenchcoat at Corvato's a few years back. It was cotton drill that had been Scotchguarded. I asked him how waterproof it actually was and he just shrugged his shoulders.
Edited by Cantabrigian - 10/9/12 at 4:17pm
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post

WTF are you talking about? Every gentleman should own a trench coat for rainy, chilly fall weather like today in Philly.

I just realized you guys are talking about a Mckintosh!!
post #22 of 23

What are some quality brands for trenches?  My mind immediately goes to Burberry because of their classics.  Want to keep the price <$300 used.
 

post #23 of 23
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Hard to find Burberry (even used) < $300. I got my trench on sale at Macy's many years ago and it has served me well in business trips to London, Amsterdam and Beijing. Although others may disagree, I like black travel trenches -- beige is a classier color, but it does not travel as well and shows dirt too easy.
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

What are some quality brands for trenches?  My mind immediately goes to Burberry because of their classics.  Want to keep the price <$300 used.

 
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