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cheap, slim fitting trench coat?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by billyhoyle, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. billyhoyle

    billyhoyle Senior member

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    hey,

    i went by h&m the other day and saw a black trench that fit this description, but not in my size. anywhere else to look?
     
  2. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    The Gap had one in the window yesterday. I'm not sure how much it cost, but it was slim.
     
  3. billyhoyle

    billyhoyle Senior member

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    bump...anyone? its pouring here today. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sartorian

    Sartorian Senior member

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    I have been hoping for something similar. I think it's up to dudes like you and me to figure out and report back.

    My understanding is trench coats just aren't all that cheap usually. If you go with the H & M, post a pic and review.
     
  5. freelance robotics

    freelance robotics Senior member

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    pick up a london fog from the thrift store, take it to the tailor, problem solved
     
  6. Minkous

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    pick up a london fog from the thrift store, take it to the tailor, problem solved
    HOLY SH*T you took my idea.... i found a decent london fog trench in my size for $8.00 at the thrift store and i been debating buying it cuz i wasnt quite sure if it can be altered to look how i want. Have you done this before? If so please post pics of your success with the london fog trench!!!!
     
  7. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    I bought one from Bennetton about 6months ago. Its slim, light and has held up well.
     
  8. xkmasada

    xkmasada Active Member

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    I got a black H&M trencoat a few weeks ago from the Chicago State St. shop. $150, or thereabouts. I would have preferred it in khaki, but it only came in black. They had a 36R, and it fits me perfectly (I'm 5'7", have a 27" waist, and weigh 128 lbs). If you can fit into a H&M 36R sports jacket, you should be able to get a pretty good fit in the 36R trenchcoat. It is lightly quilted on the inside. I haven't had to wear it out in the rain yet, but it's been keeping me warm for the past couple days.

    I've found that it is extremely difficult to find reasonably priced slim trench coats or overcoats. Nothing at all at Filenes Basement in 36, and the 38's are usually sized much too large. Also fairly hard to find online. That being said, second hand Russian army trenchcoats usually have a very slim look and sometimes come in smaller sizes, but it's hard to rely on their sizing information.
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    ephemeralcoherence Well-Known Member

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    If you're around NY, you should check out UNIQLO's trench. It's around $130 and has a button-in liner (body only).
     
  11. Charlie

    Charlie Senior member

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    i recently purchased a sanyo SB full length rain coat - they are nice coats, but they are NOT slim. The coat was HUGE on me (44 in chest, 40 in waist), and i returned it. As i have mentioned on another thread, Lord & Taylor carries a Joseph Abboud DB trench (not made by Joseph Abboud, but by Gruner and Co. for the Abboud label) and i am very happy with the fit and the look.
     
  12. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    If you're around NY, you should check out UNIQLO's trench. It's around $130 and has a button-in liner (body only).

    Thanks! I'll do that I'll be there this weekend.
    m
     
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    02///M3 Senior member

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    I have been looking desperately for the same type of coat. Club Monaco has a great, slim cut one on sale right now, but unfotunately I am right in between a medium and a large. I would definitely recommend taking a look.
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    pick up a london fog from the thrift store, take it to the tailor, problem solved
    +1

    If you care about rain resistance there are places that specialize in outdoor clothing/stuff alterations, like tents and such, that could do the alteration then glue on the goretex-like tape they use on the seams. Seattle has one that is very reputable, but ask your local REI or similar.
     
  16. billyhoyle

    billyhoyle Senior member

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    I have been looking desperately for the same type of coat. Club Monaco has a great, slim cut one on sale right now, but unfotunately I am right in between a medium and a large. I would definitely recommend taking a look.

    i did the rounds last night at some cheap/stylish stores and none of them had any trench coats in stock, apparently, they are out of season.

    club monaco - nothing

    benetton - nothing

    h&m - a few black trenches left in odd sizes

    im gonna check out zara this weekend. any other spots?
     
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  18. billyhoyle

    billyhoyle Senior member

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    Have you considered women's trenches?

    have you considered wearing lipstick?

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. freelance robotics

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    HOLY SH*T you took my idea.... i found a decent london fog trench in my size for $8.00 at the thrift store and i been debating buying it cuz i wasnt quite sure if it can be altered to look how i want. Have you done this before? If so please post pics of your success with the london fog trench!!!!

    [​IMG]

    i could've had it taken in even more than i did but i wanted to leave some room for layering
     

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