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A Proper Trench

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by patrickBOOTH, Feb 27, 2013.

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    Holdfast Senior member

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    Knowing Latin is little more than an indicator that you went to a private school.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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:

    [​IMG]

    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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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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?

    [​IMG]
     


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    Does anyone really wish to buy a trench that is named wet testicles?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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