Burberrys' coats (agents for older A&F)

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  1. RussianRoulette

    RussianRoulette New Member

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    I'm debating investing into a decent overcoat. I own a few Prorsum blazers but am not very knowledgeable on older the older "Burberrys' " line, especially in relation to this particular coat.

    Here it is:

    http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/6/6/8/0/4/0/webimg/550400795_tp.jpg


    And the tag.

    http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/6/6/8/0/4/0/webimg/550400730_o.jpg

    Any thoughts as to what I can expect in quality? The fit looks like it should be fine based on my measurements...just a matter of someone speaking on the quality.

    Thanks for any insight..
     
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  2. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

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    It looks great quality, and I've heard the older stuff is, although I don't own any.

    N. B., there's no possessive apostrophe after Burberrys - that would be grammatical nonsense.
     


  3. RussianRoulette

    RussianRoulette New Member

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    hmmmm....

    If anyone here has owned the older stuff please feel free to drop a line!
     
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    ethanm Senior member

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    uhhh yes, there is. It means belonging to the Burberrys.
     


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    ok..any constructive comments guys? All I need is one person to speak on the quality of the older burberrys line...
     


  6. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

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    Sorry to necrobump this just to piss on you:

    The name of the brand is " Burberry ";
    the possessive form is therefore, obviously, " Burberry's ";
    even if the original name were " Burberrys ", the possessive form would be " Burberrys's ";
    I've never seen a brand that uses the plural + the possessive in its branding.

    The reason the tag above reads 'Burberrys' is, I think, because apostrophes couldn't be trademarked in those days.
     
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  7. sportin_life

    sportin_life Senior member

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    Typically the older Burberry's label was when Burberry was essentially under a single line. The quality varies: the older stuff was very high quality, but there was a slight decline in the mid 1990's until they became revitalized again under new creative leadership over the last decade (since 2001) and split into the current Burberry Brit, London, Prorsum, Sport, and Japanese Black/Blue label lines.

    Basically that Burberry's jacket is pre-2000 since they dropped the "s" in 1999. Most of the stuff was good quality, probably on par with current London line. One thing to keep in mind with the older Burberry's merchandise though is that they weren't particularly fashion forward so the cuts tended to be baggy and more traditional.
     


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    +1. The baggy cuts are the main problems of the old stuff.
     


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    What I like about pre-2000s Burberry, is that the wretched Nova-check wasn't in your face all the time.
     
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