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Are leather trench coats back ???

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

  1. erdawe

    erdawe Senior member

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    I think a beltless, cropped/tight ones can look good on a young women... Basically, no.
     
  2. 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]
     
  3. 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]
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Tangfastic

    Tangfastic Senior member

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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'
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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

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    They have never been completely out !

    Thanks to goth and emo kids.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    Some say anything, it doesn't mean they're worth listening to.
     
  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My wife an I were in the Polo store last year and they had this brown leather trench (30's style). Somehow the sales person and my wife got me to try it on (it had been marked down to $500). I was surprised when it actually seemed to look pretty cool. I also imagine it would be very comfortable on a windy and cold day. It made me want to go out and buy a vintage motorcycle with a side car. [​IMG]

    But I just couldn't get over the connection to old movies with German interrogators, secret police and perverts.

    New leather trench coats remind me too much of the disco guys in the 70's with chains, bad cologne and lots of hair spray.
     
  13. lordofpi

    lordofpi Senior member

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    I could picture a light brown 1/4 to 1/2 length. Black, I should have to say, is verboten.
     
  14. anxiouscowboy

    anxiouscowboy Active Member

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    Do we still have the same sentiments 4 years later? I've been checking out trenches and fell in love with burberry's
    http://us.burberry.com/store/menswear/coats/london/prod-38341091-mid-length-lambskin-trench-coat/
    I wish it was a bit longer.... What do you think?

    I think it would work well with a rock-and-roll motorcyclist style now that emo isnt mainstream anymore and when something fits well (like a burberry) it wouldn't look like a metal head/punk rocker. I would like that with dark jeans, worn open flowing, mirror sunglasses, black boots... cant think of a shirt yet, though :)
     
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  15. anxiouscowboy

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  16. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Leather trench coat = Over Kill.
    With the right settings and accessory it can look good (i.e – vintage Mercedes or Rolls-Royce , super model girl friend(s)…..)
     
  17. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    Guess they went out of style with the dissolution of the Gestapo.
     

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