I want to buy a Burberry Trench coat

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  1. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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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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  2. 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.
     


  3. 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.
     


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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.
     


  5. 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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  7. Hero878

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    Thanks for the further replies, I will try it instore first too see how it goes on. I agree about the feeling of being pretentious or old or looking like inspector gadget. But thats why I will choose Burberry as they seem to look more stylish and okay for younger people to wear without looking OTT.

    Does anyone know when the summer sale will start? I just noticed that the burberry website has updated within info about their winter/autumn stuff.

    thanks
     


  8. Redwoood

    Redwoood Senior member

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    Yeah, definitely try t one before you buy Burberry. Their sizing is all over the place depending on model.
     


  9. Hero878

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    Look at their profitability and bottom line. It has achieved a complete economy of scale.
     


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    Isn't the cut being more stylish moot if you get a tailor to take in the coat?
     


  12. Saturdays

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    wow..Jerome.. you never seem to surprise me.

    Anyway..

    The belt shouldn't be an issue, most trench coats have a slider so you can hold the hanging end of the belt.
    I would walk into a store first and try one on they have a selection of coats and sizing is always off.
     


  13. MikeDT

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    Back in 2005-6 Burberry was very chav. But not now though.

    Burberry realised they had a bit of an image problem in the UK..
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    ...so they had to do something about it, and scaled right back on the infamous plaid.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4381140.stm
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...n-chav-image-fashionistas-favourite-more.html

    We like our Burberry in Xilinhot though...
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    ...never had any chavs in China.
     
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  14. MikeDT

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    Oh that definitely happened.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/northamptonshire/3983633.stm
    "Police are trying to cut crime in shops - by banning customers wearing "Chav"-style clothes."

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    It seems so long ago now.

    Actually what is the current UK 'yob culture' nuisance these days?
     
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  15. Saturdays

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    Yeah Burberry is doing a good job of taking chav down a few levels, but problem is I know people (even in US) who buy Burberry only to show off the 'nova check'.

    I remember trying on a trench coat, nice slim fitting one. Was on sale for $675 I believe and I was ready to buy it. THen the person helping me out was complimenting the ook (probably to get the sale) and then approached my collar and said, that look is great, and its even cooler since you can pop the collar and then everyone can see the check pattern underneath. In my head I was just thinking, are you fucking serious. Then I turned to him and let him know he just lost a sale, took the coat off and walked out. Never have I walked back into any Burberry store since.

    Burberry also hit a low when they started doing the 'Big Knight' polos. I mean talk about ripping a page out of RL. I understand Express copying, because Express is shite, but Burberry.. I was somewhat surprised. All my friends that own Burberry only own it for the checks. Some wear the dress shirts with the checked cuffs. A royal blue dress shirt, then they fold the cuffs back and leave them like that to show the checks off.

    Fools.
     


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