Are leather trench coats back ???

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Christofuh, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. MHH89

    MHH89 Senior member

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    what about quarter length with a strap?

    ie sean penn's character in mystic river
     


  2. dsmolken

    dsmolken Senior member

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    Not a good idea. I see young metalheads wearing long black coats (sometimes trenchcoats, sometimes not) around town sometimes. At a distance they might be mistaken for middle-aged women.
     


  3. MaxJones

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    Ja, das ist ein sehr schmart look! I wear mein when I drive my Panzer. [​IMG]
     


  4. Full Canvas

    Full Canvas Senior member

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    Forget the Nazis, various European secret police, metalheads, and aristocratic motorists! Single-handedly, Steven (the blimp) Segal's penchant for leather trench coats is enough to put me off the idea entirely.

    [​IMG]

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  5. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Leaher Trench=[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  6. erdawe

    erdawe Senior member

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    I think a beltless, cropped/tight ones can look good on a young women... Basically, no.
     


  7. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Single-handedly, Steven (the blimp) Segal's penchant for leather trench coats is enough to put me off the idea entirely.

    I understand, but consider the Hoff.

    [​IMG]
     


  8. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Hoff doesn't look too bad as it's night and his girl has on a leather jacket.

    During the day though, it may conjure up this in people's minds:
    [​IMG]
     


  9. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I have one. I used to wear it a lot in the balkans. I don't wear it very often in the states.
     


  10. Tangfastic

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    Not original, can't remember the source, but:

    Leather trench = an obituary containing the line 'before turning the gun on himself'
     


  11. Christofuh

    Christofuh Senior member

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    By a show of hands, how many of you remember trench coats from way back when ?
    Butter-like leather, workmanship, detailing; fit; durability.
    And those colors ?
    <Sigh
    Cognac; Wine; Navy; Bottle Green; Chestnut
    Sigh>
    Are you freaking kidding me ? If you saw one of those in person today, you'd be willing to give up your left nut to own something like that [​IMG]
    These modern junkers can't even begin to hope to touch the quality of those old garments.
     


  12. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    The only thing worse than a regular trench coat is a leather trench coat.
     


  13. bkk

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    They have never been completely out !

    Thanks to goth and emo kids.
     


  14. GiltEdge

    GiltEdge Senior member

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    If it is on the runway or being produced by a major house than yes. They make them to be worn.
     


  15. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    The only thing worse than a regular trench coat .
    Some would say that if one has never worn a Trench 21 that they've never actually reached maturity; Of course we would be speaking of men.
     


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