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post #136 of 197
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I am not sure what model. It looks just like the burberry. It is about 49" long, yes. Long enough without looking too stupid. It has the removable lining and a removable felted collar. It is very nice.

I'm thinking it's the same one.

post #137 of 197
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

I'm thinking it's the same one.


That is almost exactly what I just bought off the 'bay. 34R which was hard to find.
post #138 of 197
Thread Starter 
Yep, that's it
post #139 of 197
Here is the one i got.
post #140 of 197
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

I'm thinking it's the same one.


One thing I noticed about this style, which is what I have as well is that it buttons like a lady's coat, right over left. What is up with that?

Is that like a traditional British thing, because I recall having English made things in the past that zippered and buttoned opposite as well?
post #141 of 197

^ The one you've quoted from Flaneur IS (wearer's) left over right, as per the male usual. A couple of the ones pictured earlier in the thread (eg by mjd and ddgdl) are right over left though. I think that they may just been done up like that accidentally for display because the person doing them up forgot to reverse what they normally would do if they were wearing it themselves. Technically the buttoning arrangement physically permits such a mistake to happen (except the inside jigger button will still be on the inside left side, as per usual convention on a man's jacket).

 

But it should be done up as you would a man's DB jacket. At least, my own DB trench does up normally.

post #142 of 197
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Originally Posted by mjd View Post

Here is the one i got.

I had to go look in my closet for authentication (my robe is done up left over right but I wanted buttonholes). Holdfast is correct. If you "put yourself in to" the one I bought and imagine closing it, the buttons close as my other DBs.

The Burberry above mine is right over left. But as Holdfast has stated, perhaps the seller just buttoned it up wrong.
post #143 of 197
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

I had to go look in my closet for authentication (my robe is done up left over right but I wanted buttonholes). Holdfast is correct. If you "put yourself in to" the one I bought and imagine closing it, the buttons close as my other DBs.

The Burberry above mine is right over left. But as Holdfast has stated, perhaps the seller just buttoned it up wrong.

Let's hope smile.gif
post #144 of 197
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Oh crap, yeah. Brain-fart. It just looked wrong for a second.
post #145 of 197
Received mine yesterday. It looks great and I love the length. The construction is excellent. Only problem is that while it looks unworn, there is some carpet beetle damage to the collar liner and wool lining. It also has a musty odor. I can't decide what to do... Should I try cleaning it and use it without the liners or just return? puzzled.gif
post #146 of 197
Thread Starter 
Contact the seller first with your concerns. Tell them you are going to get it dry cleaned to see if the smell goes away. Also, maybe you get get some cash back if the damage is bad and was not properly disclosed.

A less invasive smell remedy that I have heard of is getting a box of baking soda, opening it up and putting the open box in a garbage bag with the garment for like a week. Maybe worth a shot?
post #147 of 197
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There are two things that irk me about this jacket. Maybe it is just because I am used to bespoke at this point, but the armholes are huge and the back balance is very short.
post #148 of 197
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

There are two things that irk me about this jacket. Maybe it is just because I am used to bespoke at this point, but the armholes are huge and the back balance is very short.

Thanks for the advice. I contacted the seller to tell him about the beetle damage and musty smell. It's something that could be missed if you aren't familiar with it. But I, unfortunately, am.

I haven't worn it so hadn't noticed the back length. But I was a little concerned about the size of the shoulder/armhole. I thought maybe the seller underestimated the size.
post #149 of 197
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Seller definitely underestimated the size of the chest on mine, but it is a raincoat, so no biggie. My issue with ready to wear is consistent, if I get a chest that fits the sleeves will be too short and the hem too short. If I size up, the armholes get uncomfortable. It is unavoidable really.
post #150 of 197
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What does beetle damage look like?
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