A Proper Trench

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  1. Holdfast

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  4. patrickBOOTH

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    My father is aware of my search for a trench and just texted me this: "I bought you a new trench" along with this picture:

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    You know what they say about the apple not falling far from the tree...
     
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    Great, great show!
     
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    The OP isn't after a Barbour.
    I simply don't understand the fascination - even obsession - with Barbour jackets. The waxed cloth is, if anything, less breathable than the proofed cotton (or cotton-mix) of standard raincoats (including those in trench-coat style). But beyond that, the short jacket-length of Barbours means that the trousers get wet unless one wears overtrousers. Why go to the bother of having to don two garments (jacket and trousers) when one (a coat to the knee or below) will do just as well?
     
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    There was some discussion about Barbour recently in another thread. While I have never understood the attraction to it to begin with I do declare that it has jumped the shark. It is also too casual for my purposes anyway.
     
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    Just the point I was trying to make with respect to Barbour jackets. Unfortunately, I hadn't noticed your sentence I have quoted before I made the last comment.
     
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    duplicate post - I apologise!.
     
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    I brought up to Frank today the possibility of him making me a trench. The first thing he said was, "Get the Burberry one." I lol'ed. He said he could totally do it and he is going to pull together some fabrics that he thinks might work well for it for me to think about.
     
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    I second your tailor's recommendation to just get the Burberry, especially if you can find a good, second-hand one that is 100% cotton.

    Anyway, am I the only fisherman here who, when looking at the title of this thread on the SF main page, thinks that it is talking about a proper tench?

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    Does anyone really wish to buy a trench that is named wet testicles?
     
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    There's another trench it makes me think of. It doesn't have to do with fish, per se.
     
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    Ooh ooh, I know---The Mariana Trench! [​IMG]
     
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    Does anyone know where to get a AcquaScutum in the States, particularly NYC? Or another solid comparabl brand besides Burberry??

    Barneys has a very limited selection of single breasts...
     
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    I was at Burberry on Sunday trying to find the classic trench. Well, they don't sell it anymore because all the men apparently want the short, skimpy ones. I inquired with them about Acuascutum or whatever. The sales girl never heard of it.

    I ordered the Burberry one on O'Connel's website.
     
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    Ha! I was at Burberrys on Saturday look for the classic trench and I had about as much luck as you. The Classic Trench seems basically dead to them! They told me I could get a "Bespoke" for $2200-$2700 that would have all the classic features I wanted. Did they give you this (overpriced) option?

    What is the world coming to when even Burberry's doesnt carry its own iconic trench OTR?!

    Did you get the $1,850 Burberry on O'Connell's online site? Looks very nice. Unfortunately they dont carry 42 currently.

    Did you consider some other makers such as Paul Stuart? Days like this (NYC) remind me I need a good trench...
     
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    Did not consider Paul Stuart. I mean I like the classic style, so might as well go to Burberry, right? The sales girl told me all of the men would get the classic one and then make them tailor it shorter, so that is all they carry now. I explained to her how it is pointless because your legs get wet and you lose your trouser crease. She shrugged. She didn't offer a "bespoke" option, but $2200 - $2700 isn't totally unreasonable. A trench from my tailor that I considered would be $2700+ I would never get a "bespoke" Burberry anything though. What they really mean is Made to Order.
     
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    Excellent. I hope it works out well. A pity it didn't arrive for today.
     

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