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Inexpensive classic trench coat?

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by AX2007, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. AX2007

    AX2007 Well-Known Member

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    I'm searching for a relatively inexpensive trench coat that can run the gamut from casual to business casual (I rarely wear suits in my day-to-day life). Something that I could wear with jeans and a sweater all the way up to a sport coat and pants. I prefer the classic trench coat style that is double-breasted with a belt. I have seen this style of coat for about $150 from companies like Topman, but prefer something that is a little darker than what seems to be the ubiquitous light khaki color. Any suggestions for something that is better quality than Topman in darker tan, olive green, navy, or dark grey that doesn't break the bank?
     

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    An 80's Burberry from eBay, or a newer Burberry London one, stay away from Brit.
     

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    Not sure what your budget is but I got mine made by Luxire a bit over a year ago and was very happy with the result. Depending on options I think the price starts from about $500-600. Still a hell of a lot cheaper than Burberry etc.

    They will basically make whatever you want to your measurements. I sent them a pic of an Aquascutum coat that I really liked (but retailed for about $1500) and they did a pretty good job of matching it.
     

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    That’s an interesting idea that I will likely indulge after I have lived with one for a while, since I don’t know what will work for me yet.

    I think I might buy something used first and give it a season to see what I like, what I don’t like etc and then have something made.
     

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    Banana Republic perhaps?
     

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    Thanks. I ordered the London fog, arriving tomorrow. I’ll check out Banana Republic also.
     

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    So.... yea. Does anyone have ideas on how to wear a trench coat with anything more casual than a suit? I know this isn't MFA, but photos are welcome.
     

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    Turtle neck and grey flannels? I wouldn’t wear it as casual wear. Rainy casual wear for me is boots, jeans and a Barbour jacket. My trench is for bad weather business wear.
     

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    London Fog is nice. If you're OK with a shorter coat, Banana Republic makes on (or did) that worked well for me - just too short. The trend seems to be shorter trench coats. I wanted a full length and last year bit the bullet and bought the Aquascutum Bogart. No doubt you can tell the difference - but I certainly paid for it. Inexpensive full length, London Fog is the only one I'm familiar with. They don't fall apart and look very decent for the price.
     

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