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post #31 of 197
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I have also been in search of the perfect trench for some time now. Unfortunately, no luck as of yet, but I did stumble upon this rib-tickler:


Are you PTWIlliams' brother?
post #32 of 197
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The single-breasted fly-front raglan-sleeve raincoat (which Holdfast has sometimes depicted in WAYWRN) is a classical style which has been around since the 1930s (it used to be referred to as the slip-on style) and is certainly not a late 1980s invention or fashion. I see it as a style for light rain, the true trench-coat being better for more "serious" rain.

I hate raglan sleeves.
post #33 of 197

I double-checked, and my memory was incorrect. Apologies. It's actually the Aq Kingsgate that has raglan sleeves; both the Aq cream SB trench and the Ede khaki SB raincoat I own have regular sleeves.

 

I don't like raglan sleeves on overcoats; all of mine have set-in sleeves. But on raincoats I'm OK with them. I'm not sure why I feel differently about the two items; perhaps because I view raincoats as a bit less smart (more akin to "technical" or functional clothing on the same spectrum as something informal like an anorak/parka) so I'm less fussy about preserving the slightly crisper appearance that more easily comes with typical sleeves. I can't see from the O'Connells small/low-resolution photo whether the Burberry model they stock has raglan sleeves or not, but I think it may well do, so do check with them if you go down that road. At the least, last time I looked in one of their shops, Burberry sold both raglan and set-in sleeve models.

post #34 of 197

I have a DB Grenfell that I am very happy with. It's also cut slimmer than similar models from Burberry and Aquascutum.

post #35 of 197
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I'm going to inquire with Frank when I see him next week about making a trench with a removable lining. I am sure he can do it, but he might not want to. I am also curious of the price he would charge, certainly more than the Burberry. But the "not available in a store near you" factor is tempting.
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I'm going to inquire with Frank when I see him next week about making a trench with a removable lining. I am sure he can do it, but he might not want to. I am also curious of the price he would charge, certainly more than the Burberry. But the "not available in a store near you" factor is tempting.

 

I understand the impulse to get it done by Frank, but it seems a bit of a waste / extravagant to spend that kind of money on a coat that's meant to be worn infrequently during inclement weather. I suggest you buy yourself a nice RTW one, and invest the savings in another Ercole suit or coat.

post #37 of 197
The Grenfell mac I was referring to:

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^^

Needs more buttons.
post #39 of 197
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I understand the impulse to get it done by Frank, but it seems a bit of a waste / extravagant to spend that kind of money on a coat that's meant to be worn infrequently during inclement weather. I suggest you buy yourself a nice RTW one, and invest the savings in another Ercole suit or coat.

Voice of reason for sure! I'm kind of thinking that a coat Frank makes wouldn't be that much more than say the Burberry one though. I mean when spending over $2k what's another $600, amirite?
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Voice of reason for sure! I'm kind of thinking that a coat Frank makes wouldn't be that much more than say the Burberry one though. I mean when spending over $2k what's another $600, amirite?

 

Well, I think the Burberry one is a bit excessive as well (at least for a pleb like me smile.gif). The Grenfell is a great option, and its about $900. Aquascutum is a bit cheaper, as is Cordings.

 

Importantly, I also think a tailored look really goes against the ethos of a trench. It's telling that bespoke tailors like Tom Mahon and Raphael also opt for RTW trench coats, rather than make a bespoke one themselves.

post #41 of 197
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It seems like I have a lot of great options here. Gotta dwell on it a while. Thanks for all of the help!
post #42 of 197
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Oh, also, how do you pronounce Aquascutum? confused.gifshog[1].gif
post #43 of 197
I somehow always end up throwing a "scat" in there somewhere... Freudian slip? confused.gif
post #44 of 197
"Ackwa Scrotum". RJMan taught me how to pronounce it.
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"Ackwa Scrotum". RJMan taught me how to pronounce it.

Makes sense.
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