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Hi all- I was hoping I can get some opinions on this question. Previously I wouldn't have thought about it much, but since SF has slowly been creeping into my life, I am more mindful of these things, so here it goes:

I am looking to purchase a single breasted 4 button navy trench coat, and wanted to know if it would look off with black pants. I don't wear suits for work (business casual, everything from chinos, polos to selvedge denim) but eventually black pants/shoes would come into the mix and wondered what the "tolerance" is for this.

do most people just own multiple coats for this reason? I just don't want it too look like I dressed in the dark and couldn't tell the difference between navy and black by wearing such a combo.

also, I thought that breaking up the blue with this scarf: http://www.blackbirdballard.com/Imag...ts/57934_1.jpg yay or nay?

thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by Aitor
Hi all- I was hoping I can get some opinions on this question. Previously I wouldn't have thought about it much, but since SF has slowly been creeping into my life, I am more mindful of these things, so here it goes:

I am looking to purchase a single breasted 4 button navy trench coat, and wanted to know if it would look off with black pants. I don't wear suits for work (business casual, everything from chinos, polos to selvedge denim) but eventually black pants/shoes would come into the mix and wondered what the "tolerance" is for this.

do most people just own multiple coats for this reason? I just don't want it too look like I dressed in the dark and couldn't tell the difference between navy and black by wearing such a combo.

also, I thought that breaking up the blue with this scarf: http://www.blackbirdballard.com/Imag...ts/57934_1.jpg yay or nay?

thanks!


IMO it would look OK but please don't refer to a single breasted rain coat as a trench coat. A trench coat is a very specifically designed double breasted belted rain coat of military origin with wrist straps and epaulettes, despite what wanky fashion mags might have you believe.

As overcoats/raincoats are often seasonal unless you are rolling in dough it's practical to pick a versatile one that can work with casual and more dressed up outfits. IMO a navy raincoat fits the bill.
 

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Originally Posted by Ianiceman
IMO it would look OK but please don't refer to a single breasted rain coat as a trench coat. A trench coat is a very specifically designed double breasted belted rain coat of military origin with wrist straps and epaulettes, despite what wanky fashion mags might have you believe.

As overcoats/raincoats are often seasonal unless you are rolling in dough it's practical to pick a versatile one that can work with casual and more dressed up outfits. IMO a navy raincoat fits the bill.


thanks for the reply. I didn't mean to confuse the terms for the jacket - but even Burberry refers to this style as a "trench".

I suppose the coat is better defined as a "mackenchtosh", single breasted, knee length, gun flap, no epaulettes, rain flap etc.

thanks again
 

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Don't match coat to pants. Makes it look like a zoot suit.
 

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