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What do you guys want in a trench coat?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by michaeljkrell, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. michaeljkrell

    michaeljkrell Well-Known Member

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    We are planning to do a trench that would be released in and around early April, and were wondering what features you guys would want in a trench. Fabric, length, vents, etc

    We will take your recommendations under advisement [​IMG]
     
  2. whodini

    whodini Well-Known Member

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    This may sound insane but how about fabric that's water-resistent? I've always thought they were worn/designed to do just that but a lot of the trenches available that aren't grandfather-cut are only meant for looks. It'd make sense to make it functional and that's exactly why I haven't purchased a coat thus far. Mid-thigh length. Steel-grey. Everything else would be gravy. I'm not saying I want a COPY of this particular trench but the cut and details (except for the hood) are similar to what I'm looking for. I could probably go for something a bit more simplified: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    keykoo Well-Known Member

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    I just want a nice class cotton gabardine khaki trench in good fabric and cut without having to pay 2k for one from Dior or Prorsum. If you can deliver I shall worship you.
     
  4. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

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    * Heavy cotton
    * Mid thigh length
    * Double breasted
    * Belt that works
    * Two outside pockets at the waist area
    * One chest pocket on the inside of the coat, that you can easily slip your hand into even if the trench is buttoned up
    * Epaulette straps
    * Horn or wood buttons
    * Pleated vent in the rear, which you can close with a button or snap
    * Nice, reinforced collar that can stand up in the wind (a shawl collar would be awesome to)
    * Gun flap
    * Straps on the sleeves to tighten them

    Usual Trench Colors - Khaki, Navy, Grey, Black
     
  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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  6. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Well-Known Member

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    Another for robin's suggestions, and I'm with whodini on color.
     
  7. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much what robin said. The Cloak trench I own is in my eye the best trench design I've ever seen. There are additional details like convertible sleeves (either pointed or traditional and a way to fully button the collar while it is standing that are just gravy. I think slim sleeves are an absolute must.
     
  8. constant struggle

    constant struggle Well-Known Member

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    slim
    mid thigh
    grey
    no hood
    belt
    Waterproof

    give us our trench MJK!
     
  9. Get Smart

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    a darker steel-grey would rule

    black or tan wouldnt interest me so much

    and a metal buckle
     
  10. constant struggle

    constant struggle Well-Known Member

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    a darker steel-grey would rule

    black or tan wouldnt interest me so much


    agreed
    steel grey goes /w everything
    you can wear black, blue, brown, white, red, any color really will a steel grey, black/tan is too limiting
     
  11. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Well-Known Member

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    I think slim sleeves are an absolute must.

    Hell yes.

    a darker steel-grey would rule

    I think a mid or light gray like the color in the pic Big Al posted would be great--you could wear it with black and still have noticeable contrast, and it would still look amazing with browns, especially burgundy shades.
     
  12. Baron

    Baron Well-Known Member

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    I think people have the design nailed - pea-coat length, double breasted, etc. I want to reiterate Who's suggestion of water-proofing. I have an EG trench that easily soaks through (WTF?). I like the steel grey color idea, but the options of black or tan would be appreciated.
     
  13. stickonatree

    stickonatree Well-Known Member

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    * Heavy cotton * Mid thigh length * Double breasted * Belt that works * Two outside pockets at the waist area * One chest pocket on the inside of the coat, that you can easily slip your hand into even if the trench is buttoned up * Epaulette straps * Horn or wood buttons * Pleated vent in the rear, which you can close with a button or snap * Nice, reinforced collar that can stand up in the wind (a shawl collar would be awesome to) * Gun flap * Straps on the sleeves to tighten them Usual Trench Colors - Khaki, Navy, Grey, Black
    couldn't have summed it any better! although i would prefer a waxed cotton, or just in a synthetic fabric that's waterproof (+1 for who's idea). the epaulettes though, make sure they're not too gaudy/flashy/stand up too much, a lot of epaulettes i see these days scream "look at me!"
     
  14. whodini

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    agreed
    steel grey goes /w everything
    you can wear black, blue, brown, white, red, any color really will a steel grey, black/tan is too limiting

    Exactly.
    I want to reiterate Who's suggestion of water-proofing. I have an EG trench that easily soaks through (WTF?).
    Yeah, this detail would really be make or break for me. I have plenty of good looking coats. Let me add a good looking coat I can actually wear near water.
     
  15. whodini

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    the epaulettes though, make sure they're not too gaudy/flashy/stand up too much, a lot of epaulettes i see these days scream "look at me!"

    How the hell will people know my rank?
     
  16. Get Smart

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    ^^ totally, I want a smart looking coat that'll keep me dry when I'm swimming
     
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    IDK whether or not this is true but I read that trenchcoats are more for light rain...they really arnt water resistant...mac coats on the other hand are made for a downpour
     
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    IDK whether or not this is true but I read that trenchcoats are more for light rain...they really arnt water resistant...mac coats on the other hand are made for a downpour


    yea I think that's right...Baracuta harrington fabric serves a similar purpose, coated for light drizzle
     
  19. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Well-Known Member

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    The LA contingent* needs to stay out of the waterproofing debates. You bastards.

    *Big Al doesn't count as part of the LA contingent for the purposes of this thread due to obvious extenuating circumstances.
     
  20. Countertenor

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    I'm kicking myself for not pulling the trigger on the YMC Mac (now that my size seems to have fallen off the face of the earth), part of which can be seen on the front page of New Dandyism (but is no longer available on that site). So something like that might be nice, as long as it's slim and water-resistant. A check pattern would be good. And I might like something a liiiiiitle bit longer, so as to help deflect a downpour away from the knees.
     

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