A Proper Trench

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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Look forward to being disappointed I'm sure. The girlfriend is excited for me to unleash the full on, Dale Cooper...

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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, the traditional trench made by Burberry that I ordered was originally made for British soldiers during WWI. This model has no epaulets, it has raglan sleeves. I think epaulets might have come up on later models.

    All in all, I like the traditional look of the Burberry, especially the back. There is something charming about the fuller coat with the belt tied around the waist in the rain. I am not that picky about the fit of it as it is just going to be worn purely for function. This is one of my reasonings for not going bespoke.
     
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    That Uniqlo one is only $130 and was on sale for $40 (but all out).

    Not a bad beater option if one is on a tight budget...

    Could someone explain the functional differences between Mactintosh coats the the full on trench? The modern Burberry's start to look almost like Macs....
     
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    Ohh, must have missed that.
     
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    A mac is a very rigid super water proof material. A trench is just a tight gaberdine cotton.
     
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    Also mac's have less buttons and are generally single breasted.
     
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    Thanks. So when I think about needs, say (1) cold rain - 35 degrees and (2) warm humid rain - 75 degrees, which works better for each situation?

    The lined Burberry could be better for both (1) and (2)? just take the lining out for (2)? What use does that leave for the Mac? Less formal?

    The Uniqlo trench looks pretty short so you probably wouldnt have liked it, though for $40 bucks I can adjust my tastes a bit
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    O'Connels called. They only have my size in green. Back to square one.
     
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    I don't know about formality and Mac, but even in freezing rain I sweat like a dirty guinea so a Mac is out of the question for me. I wear heavier fabric suits in the winter anyway.
     
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    You're displaying all the warnings signs...
     
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    I have a trench, but am contemplating a Mac just for variety.

    The trench is surprisingly versatile. Quite warm with the wool inner liner and a few layers when it is very cold. Remove the liner and it's the perfect springtime piece.

     
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    To your way of thinking perhaps but consider this; 98% of men today do not understand clothing, its history or applications. We either follow the sheep or we lead and teach. I choose to lead, and though most men will not outrightly admit it, they, at the very sight of me in my trench or other clothing, are filled with a sense of awe and wonder and secretly wish they had the balls to dress as I do. It rouses something within them and that is their alpha chi. Both men and women are irresistably attracted to my man essence and wish to drink from my well. Only a handful of them will ever awaken their giant within and be free of their own inhibitions. For those who do prevail, they will forever thank me and those like me, who led them to freedom. You only live once. Far too many people have become their own jailors and have either forgotten or have never known how to live well. The trench coat will never die as long as there are men (and women) to wear them.
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    I was in the area today somi stopped by Bloomies and the Burberry part. They told me they a sale on their trenchs so the full length trench went from 14000 to under 800. But nothing was left.

    FCUK!
     
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    I went to every Burberry I could, their "full length" coats aren't all that full length. I asked them to make me one longer and they told me no.

    Yesterday I went to Bergdorf, Barney's, bloomies, brooks, Paul Stuart, j press, cenci, Armani, ysl, Loro Piana. Nobody has a long trench. I searched eBay today and it seems that the only truly long trenches are vintage. It feels wrong to look at ebay, but what can I do?
     
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