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I want to buy a Burberry Trench coat

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Hero878, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Hero878

    Hero878 Member

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    Hi there
    I am new to this forum

    Okay so I am from the UK and I want buy a Burberry Trench coat. I don't like the idea of paying full retail price though. Does anyone know if Burberry ever have sales instore? What other places sell them? Selfridges?

    I quite like this single breasted one (£495) but it seems to lack a bit of the detail compared to the double breasted ones. but I don't think I'd feel comfortable wearing a double breasted one as I feel they are a bit OTT with the flaps etc personally
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    thanks for listening and i'm looking forward to any advice
    cheers
     
  2. 3cyr3

    3cyr3 Well-Known Member

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    Thrift one, seriously they're everywhere. When i was at Portobello Markets there were racks of them.
     
  3. LS7

    LS7 Senior member

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    To answer one of your questions - Burberry do have sales in-store, reductions from full retail of up to 50% in my experience. I think you may have to wait until after Christmas though as the summer sale is unlikely to include trenchcoats.

    The example you've posted above hardly qualifies as a classic trenchcoat IMO. Rethink this and go double breasted, it's just a classic piece of outerwear which you won't regret purchasing.
     
  4. Hero878

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    Thanks for the replies

    I guess I will wait for the official sale as I don't really want a second hand one.

    I kinda agree that the image above is not really even a trench coat, its just a rain coat and probably isn't worth getting from Burberry.

    In terms of a double breasted one I like this one in Navy (it doesn't seem over the top compared to one in beige), its £995 so hopefully I can get it for less than £500 in the sale, I should start saving, I have never even considered spending so much a piece of clothing but after doing some research I gathered that its worth it, I consider it as buying a new laptop, games console or something lol.
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    Aquascatum does a SB one called the Fairmount (can get image up on here) and its £400, shame Burberry doesn't do one like it. http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Aquascutum+Fairmount+belted+raincoat/151021725,default,pd.html
     
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  5. Hero878

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    And what prevent you from buying the Aquascutum? They are better-made and less tacky than Burberry.
     
  7. loiclac

    loiclac Senior member

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    there some Aquascutum on ebay made by bladen in the uk less than half price. there is also bicester village that have both brands
     
  8. Hero878

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    Burberry just seems cooler to me and I am kinda drawn to wanting to own something Burberry. Also it seems Burberry is targeting younger people like me in my twenties whereas Aquascutum seems aimed for business/work and for older people.
     
  9. MikeDT

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    We have nice Burberry trenchcoat in Xilinhot, very cheap as well.
     
  10. jeromestyle

    jeromestyle Senior member

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    don´t be fooled by marketing trickery. Don´t buy from Burberry, it´s an overpriced pseudo luxury brand. You are in the UK, get some nice fabric and get your trench coat custom made. 500 pounds for a factory made pseudo crap is not worth it! One day you will understand, the sooner the better.
     
  11. david123

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    I got a navy Prorsum one that looks a lot like the second one you posted. It was half off in the Mr Porter sale; I'm not sure if that will ever happen again. It's great and I'm very happy I got it. But yeah, definitely don't get the first thing you posted a photo of.
     
  12. SirGrotius

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    Definitely go double breasted. Don't be fooled by the aquascutum nonsense on this forum. The cut on the Burberry is much more stylish.

    Either way, it's not a ton of money to spend on a jacket that you'll wear for years. Jackets are an important wardrobe staple and not something to be overlooked.
     
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    EriQ009 Senior member

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    I find Burberry's older stuff to be far more well-made than their recent offerings. I have an older Burb trench that is near indestructible and feels like it will last forever. In comparison, their newer coats just don't appear to have the same quality or construction.
     
  15. BlueHorseShoe

    BlueHorseShoe Senior member

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    I have a db khaki trenchcoat that I bought a few years ago. I think I've worn it like three times.

    This is due to a couple of factors:

    - I'm young, and it makes me feel pretentious or old
    - I wonder if I look like Inspector Gadget.
    - I don't know what to do with the belt

    What do you all do with the belt?
     
  16. JamesX

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    Either tie it, or shove it in your coat's pockets

    While I have a Trench Coat I only wear it when its raining. Pea Coats and Covet Coats are easier to wear.
     
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  17. bourbonbasted

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    Same. I find my quilted Barbour and RL riding jackets far easier to pull off. Though if I were to get a trench I'd go with Burberry. The cut appears to be far more appealing than the old man (read: baggy and droopy) cuts I am accustomed to seeing.
     
  18. Amiens

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    I'm old-school when it comes to trench-coats; see the avatar; there is little point in getting a trench-coat that R.C. Sherriff wouldn't have recognised.
    The issue that I have with Burberry is that the brand is too closely linked with the Chav elements of society with which I have no desire to be associated.
     
  19. bourbonbasted

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    It's funny because I don't feel this is the case in The States (at least not universally). I didn't know this was the opinion in the UK until I was informed by my British intern. From the stories he has told me, however, I can definitely see your point. I can't imagine being refused service at a pub for wearing Burberry.
     
  20. SirGrotius

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    Funny. I didn't know what Chav meant. It's definitely not applicable in the States, where our "Chav" elements have a whole other horrible layer of identification. Burberry in the States is linked more so to 40-something, skinny New York women, Asians, and dudes that are a little too into their appearance (at least from a laymen's perspective).
     

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