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Aquascutum Trench Coats - Any Good?

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Not to be overly pedantic, but that's not a trench coat. It's a single-breasted short raincoat with many of the features of a classic trench (and what appears to be a superfluous storm flap). Aquascutum, particularly their Made in England stuff, is very good quality. If you like the jacket I think the quality is worth that price.
 

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Aquascutum is on par with Burberry(s') in both quality and heritage when it comes to trench coats. That being said, I'd go for a classic double-breasted trench from either company.
 

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Good quality (in the sense they seem to last forever and keep the rain away; I've no idea about construction details). Quite a large variation in fit, though. I have one that is pretty trim (in white, of all colours!
), and a more classic DB in tan that's much more "traditional" in fit (more so than I'd like, actually) My tailor is reluctant to try waist-suppressing it for fear of losing the waterproofing way they've done the seam, which sounds sensible, if frustrating in terms of fit.
 

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^Yeah, finding out your trench coat's waist can't be altered is such a bitch! If only trench coats had some strip of fabric that could be tied around the waist in some belt-like manner.

I prefer DB for my trenches OP, but if SB's what you're after, then it's a nice coat.
 

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Made in England is on par with Burberry. They also have another line (Canada?) that is a step down, but usually still worth the cheap eBay prices.
 

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Originally Posted by BillyMaysHere!
^Yeah, finding out your trench coat's waist can't be altered is such a bitch! If only trench coats had some strip of fabric that could be tied around the waist in some belt-like manner.



Yeah, but even WITH the belt, there's a LOT of excess fabric that gets bunched up. Functionally, it's fine. Aesthetically, I'd prefer a little less bunching.
 

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Yeah, I get what you mean. I have 2 trenchcoats, same fit boat as yours. I like the fit of the roomier one though, because I liked the military surplus/op-shop sort of design that the fit complemented, and I'd usually just belt it from the back and wear it unbuttoned anyway.
 

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Looks nice. On the "classic DB trenchcoat" issue, since I am a 44R, I have always found them to be too much coat. I could have bought an authentic Burberry classic for $495 on sale and turned it down. I got tired out just walking around the store in it (all that fabric!) and I have some heavy coats. And they don't fit the same with the lining as without--how could they?
 

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