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post #166 of 197
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My brooks coat says Made in USA.

The epaulets end just find on my shoulder the armhole is just a bit low. The roominess doesn't bother me too much. I like drapey, and well, it is a raincoat and meant for function like I have been saying this whole thread. Overcoats are a different story, imo. Walking around in the cold and such is different than running through the rain and peeling it off.
post #167 of 197
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The small side of a 40 should be exactly 40 inches. Most 40 jackets are somewhat bigger, because they should be to properly fit.
post #168 of 197
^ Yeah. I think he was off on the sizing. Fit me more like a 42 or a 44. There was no size tag, so I can't be sure, though.

The one I returned was made in the US, but I found another vintage BB coat that says "Made in England."
post #169 of 197
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Flan, what did you end up doing with the coat? You returned, it yes? Was it to NJ because it looks like there is one with some damage to the collar on ebay right now. I'm thinking of getting it because my 42 might just be too big I could probably attach the collar of my current one to the slightly smaller one. Might be worth a shot....
post #170 of 197
I returned it to Virginia. There were a couple of tiny moth holes in the lining. Nothing glaring. I would guess that the collar should fit. Unless there's a noticeable difference in the collar size. The damage is pretty minute, anyway. The coat itself looks brand new.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brooks-Brothers-Alexander-Poplin-Khaki-Trench-Coat-Wool-Lining-M-40R-/171019215231?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item27d18a217f

The seller is nice and easy to deal with.
post #171 of 197
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Im just curious if buying one one size smaller is going to make any difference with the armholes. Not sure if it is worth it or not. Also, another issue is that the sleeves will get shorter as well, which can be an issue for my neanderthal arms.
post #172 of 197
Raglan sleeves are tough. I can tell you that I'm 6' 2" and the sleeves were plenty long on me... The shoulders/armholes were roomy, but I'd imagine they're probably a touch smaller than a 42.
post #173 of 197
Ordered a Alexander McQueen from ebay - new without tags for about 200 all in. Just arrived and looks nice though I need the sleeves a bit shorter.

It is tan and is about knee length which seems a reasonable compromise. Fashionable but also keeping me dry.

First McQueen I own. Not sure of qualitu but looks good and is as expected trim fitting. Ebay can be nice
post #174 of 197
What is the right fabric weight if one look to get a trench made? And think on the heavier side as I am in Canada.
post #175 of 197
Thread Starter 
Nothing under 13oz, imo.
post #176 of 197
It has been raining in central Canada lately, and friday I was able to really test out my Burberry in the pouring rain. By pouring rain, I mean hard to see a few feet in front of you etc. I was able to stay perfectly dry, so here's a vote for getting a quality trench. I even found the roomier fit for the Burberry to help with keeping me cool in the humidity.
post #177 of 197
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It was raining today when I left for work, but far too humid to even think about putting on a coat. I was sweating like crazy in my suit jacket. Days like these if you don't get wet from the outside you are just going to soak in sweat anyways.
post #178 of 197
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It was raining today when I left for work, but far too humid to even think about putting on a coat. I was sweating like crazy in my suit jacket. Days like these if you don't get wet from the outside you are just going to soak in sweat anyways.

I admit I don't wear a full suit in the warmer months.
post #179 of 197
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I do, and pride myself on it. I also complain endlessly during the summer. My vanity is greater than my misery.
post #180 of 197
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I do, and pride myself on it. I also complain endlessly during the summer. My vanity is greater than my misery.

And without pride you have nothing and vanity helps build pride. Well done sir, you're making the right choice.
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