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post #151 of 197
I can't find the damage on clothing with Google, but here it is on a carpet. The larvae of the beetle eat through the soft pile on top of the fabric, but not all the way through like clothes moths. So you can really see the weave as all the pile is eaten off. Something like this, but not as drastic and the weave is the same color as the pile:

post #152 of 197
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Very strange.
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I have a London Fog with removeable lining I bought 30 years ago for about $200, that is a dead twin to the one pictured below. It is the 100% cotton fabric, is still waterproof, and worked well in a Chicago winter when I needed it (working in North Africa now, so left it at home!). Sad to hear about the modern state of the company, but if you find a vintage eBay Fog it is a frugal, and very practical purchase...

 

 

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I am late to this, but I thought Valstar might be a good addition to the above mentioned brands.

This is probably too short but I'm intrigued by the cotton/silk fabric:
http://chcmshop.com/item-detail/?group=clothing&id=219

This is a better length:
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma54j9W0pn1rv7nzl.jpg

And then there's this old piece of advertising as well:
post #154 of 197
I actually like the shorter length trench coats. Blasphemy, I know. But they look good and would be more useful to me than the traditional full-length version.
post #155 of 197
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I actually like the shorter length trench coats. Blasphemy, I know. But they look good and would be more useful to me than the traditional full-length version.

Vertically challenged problem?
post #156 of 197
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I can't find the damage on clothing with Google, but here it is on a carpet. The larvae of the beetle eat through the soft pile on top of the fabric, but not all the way through like clothes moths. So you can really see the weave as all the pile is eaten off. Something like this, but not as drastic and the weave is the same color as the pile:


Is this some kind of advanced Rorschach image? Because I think I can make out a stylised heart... biggrin.gif

post #157 of 197
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I actually like the shorter length trench coats. Blasphemy, I know. But they look good and would be more useful to me than the traditional full-length version.

They don't protect trouser crease as well, though. Short trenches are pointless, imo. Just something else to make me sweat more in the humidity and not get any real benefit.
post #158 of 197
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They don't protect trouser crease as well, though. Short trenches are pointless, imo. Just something else to make me sweat more in the humidity and not get any real benefit.

That's also my view on longer trenches. I want my pants protected from rain.
post #159 of 197

PatrickBooth,

 

Sorry to hijack the thread, but am interested in where you get your bespoke stuff made in NYC.  Shirts?  Suits?....

 

Thanks

post #160 of 197
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PatrickBooth,

 

Sorry to hijack the thread, but am interested in where you get your bespoke stuff made in NYC.  Shirts?  Suits?....

 

Thanks

 

I can answer for him, because its the same place I get my bespoke stuff made- Franco Ercole's.  Thread here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/213100/official-franco-ercoles-bespoke-thread-brooklyn-manhattan

 

http://www.francoercole.com/

post #161 of 197
Well my Burberrys full length trench arrived today - it's built like a tank. I'm a bit surprised however about how bulky they fit torso-wise. shoulders and arms are fine but boy it is roomy. However, I am a very slim and short fellow so I can't really be surprised. I'd recommend hitting up eBay or a thift shop to find a vintage trench!
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Is this some kind of advanced Rorschach image? Because I think I can make out a stylised heart... biggrin.gif

 

Looks like that ad thingy in the Will Smith movie "Hancock"...     lol

post #163 of 197
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Well my Burberrys full length trench arrived today - it's built like a tank. I'm a bit surprised however about how bulky they fit torso-wise. shoulders and arms are fine but boy it is roomy. However, I am a very slim and short fellow so I can't really be surprised. I'd recommend hitting up eBay or a thift shop to find a vintage trench!

So is mine. I can fit another person in it with me. I want to see if I can get it slimmed. Based on pics the Brooks one is practically an exact copy of the Burberry one.

E: dd is correct, I get my shirts and suits from Frank. Shoes I get at Leffot, none are bespoke. Yet.
post #164 of 197
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So is mine. I can fit another person in it with me. I want to see if I can get it slimmed. Based on pics the Brooks one is practically an exact copy of the Burberry one.



E: dd is correct, I get my shirts and suits from Frank. Shoes I get at Leffot, none are bespoke. Yet.

That's a good way to put it, it's a 2-person trench.
post #165 of 197
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So is mine. I can fit another person in it with me. I want to see if I can get it slimmed. Based on pics the Brooks one is practically an exact copy of the Burberry one.

E: dd is correct, I get my shirts and suits from Frank. Shoes I get at Leffot, none are bespoke. Yet.

That's part of the reason I decided to return mine. (In addition to the beetle damage on the wool liners.) The seller said it was on the small side of 40R since it was vintage, but the epaulettes ended a bit down my shoulder and I could wear a puffa coat underneath it.

Does anyone know who manufactured the "Made in England" coats for Brooks Brothers?
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