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Looking for longer "military" style leather coat. Can't decide between Burberry or Belstaff... Help!

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Hey guys,

Just wanted your opinions on these jackets. Do you like them? Can't decide between the two... I'm about 5'9 and weigh around 155lbs. Not sure if I'm even tall enough to be wearing these lol. If you know any other brands that make all leather longer coats/trench/jackets let me know. Thanks!

Burberry Trench:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/burberry-london-belted-leather-trench-coat/3349174?origin=category&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=0


Belstaff Panther:

http://www.belstaff.com/LEGENDS/71120006,en_US,pd.html
post #2 of 13

Why not this one at half the price?  I have my eyes on it...

 

http://www.schottnyc.com/products/other/made-in-usa/leather-naval-pea-coat.htm

 

The burberry looks good though, how about nordstrom - don't know about them...
 

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Joining a 'neo nazi' group? Am I the only one who sees it that way?
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Joining a 'neo nazi' group? Am I the only one who sees it that way?

 

lol...+1

 

I don't like either of those. 3/4 and full length leather doesn't appeal to me. Not to mention, both of those coats are a little strange. Why's there a flap over the right shoulder of the first one, and why's the left chest pocket slanted on the second one?

post #5 of 13

I s leather going to be big in 2013? If so, I'm a loser. The last time I wore a leather jacket was when I was in college..and that was ancient history.

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Why's there a flap over the right shoulder of the first one

Historically so you could reach your pistol / any other military goodies inside your trench coat without undoing the coat.
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Joining a 'neo nazi' group? Am I the only one who sees it that way?

I have a Belstaff (forgot which model, all look so similar) and was about to disagree with your comment till I saw their site

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post #8 of 13
This is a diffucilt decision as we cannot see your body type. A photo will help.

Of the two....

Burberry London Belted Leather Trench Coat


Belstaff Panther Jacket


...I see it this way. As soon as I saw the Burberry (before reading Gdots comment) I instantaneously thought 'Naziwear'. After studying the photo for a few minutes I concluded that I dislike it, partly because it is short (not a proper trench coat length) and secondly, because of its shortness, the belt makes it hang girly. If, on the other hand, it had been full length to just below the knee, it would scream 'Inner Party Member' or 'Obersturmbannfuehrer'
Therefore, of the two, I would go with the Belstaff. I like the pockets, all of them. I can see the concern that this jacket may be overwhelming on a smaller frame but it seems trim enough. The question is, what is your own style preference? Wait...the thread title suggests you prefer military..then back to the Burberry of these two.
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Joining a 'neo nazi' group? Am I the only one who sees it that way?

lol...+1

I don't like either of those. 3/4 and full length leather doesn't appeal to me. Not to mention, both of those coats are a little strange. Why's there a flap over the right shoulder of the first one, and why's the left chest pocket slanted on the second one?

I'm not sure of the why, but the slanted left chest pocket is pretty common with Belstaff and Barbour jackets.
post #10 of 13
The Burberry one gets my vote.
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post #12 of 13
Those models are nihilists!
post #13 of 13

chromeheart, i would go for the burberry between the two.  I only hope the inside doesnt have the horrible beige burb tartan...
 

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