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Classic Trench Coat / Rain Coat

emiratiAL

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I'm looking for a high quality rain coat that I can wear over a suit during the summer months.

I was originally erring towards a Burberry, but the thread regarding their poor quality has disturbed me, so I'm appealing to the good people of Styleforum to point me in the right direction for something in dark blue / fairly understated / classic cut / budget not a major issue.

Any recommendations?
 

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Private White VC makes a good ventile mac. Doesn't have the classic silhouette of the belted Burberry, but a rather understated one. Alternatively, Macintosh.

That being said, I do have a Burberry trenchcoat in the more classic cut, and I haven't found quality to be a problem. Rather, what restricts it's use for me is that it's not very versatile, it looks off with more casual clothes. I find my PWVC coat easier to match.
 

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I'm looking for a high quality rain coat that I can wear over a suit during the summer months.

I was originally erring towards a Burberry, but the thread regarding their poor quality has disturbed me, so I'm appealing to the good people of Styleforum to point me in the right direction for something in dark blue / fairly understated / classic cut / budget not a major issue.

Any recommendations?
for pure value, Sanyo is probably a good option.

As for Burberry, they are no quality issues that I’ve heard of. My wife has a Burberry coat and hasn’t had any issues. I don’t have one but have plenty of colleagues who do and they don’t have any issues.

Are they worth the price? That’s for you, but don’t automatically buy into the bullshit “decline in quality” narrative.
 

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I'm looking for a high quality rain coat that I can wear over a suit during the summer months.

I was originally erring towards a Burberry, but the thread regarding their poor quality has disturbed me, so I'm appealing to the good people of Styleforum to point me in the right direction for something in dark blue / fairly understated / classic cut / budget not a major issue.

Any recommendations?
Buy a Burberry, specifically a cotton gabardine coat from their Heritage line. There are no quality issues. I have several coast from Burberry, including two recent trench coats and the quality is on a par with my vintage Burberry. There's one more reason to buy a Burberry if you want a trench coat: everything else is a copy.
 

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Aquascutum, DAKS, Grenfell, or London Tradition at only £400.00...
 

pasadena man

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for pure value, Sanyo is probably a good option.

As for Burberry, they are no quality issues that I’ve heard of. My wife has a Burberry coat and hasn’t had any issues. I don’t have one but have plenty of colleagues who do and they don’t have any issues.

Are they worth the price? That’s for you, but don’t automatically buy into the bullshit “decline in quality” narrative.
Agree on Burberry trench coats. They are the "Crown Jewels", and foundation of the brand. Initially way over engineered for current uses (as a coat to be lived in, outside, in the trenches of WW 1), they have, I believe, left the quality of the "Heritage" line alone.

I have a 35 year old one that is still in good shape. There may be some analogues with Church's shoes. Some are down on the brand's quality since the Prada takeover. There seems to be general agreement though (see the Church's thread) that their classic dress shoe lines, which have been largely unchanged for decades, still maintain the quality of those produced pre-Prada.
 

emiratiAL

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Thanks everyone, I'll check out the heritage line.
 

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