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Moving belt down on trench coat - opinion?

wetnose

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I was at Banana Rep a month ago and tried their trench coat. I adored like the look of it, but shied away from the price as I know I can get it cheaper on ebay.

So after a while I decided to bid on a classic Burberry's instead. It's worth every cent I paid for it ($110) but I just realized that I could make it appear like the BR coat. I was thinking I can get a tailor to move the belt loops down, closer to the hip ... say 1 or inches below the belly button.

Reason being, is that I'm short (5ft 5 in socks) but slim (32" waist) with a 40" shoulder. When I tie up the Burberry at my waist, it makes me look stocky. I didn't experience the same thing with the BR, which has a leaner cut plus lower belt loops.

What do you guys think - is it a good idea?

Should I also shorten the trench, so that it stops just above my knee?
 

Albern

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Hey Wetnose,

I'm no expert on trench coats but it could sound like a difficult proposition to your tailor if you decide to lower the belt loops. There are other things to consider like horizontal / vertical stitching along the jacket; or, is it very clean with no designs (hope that makes sense)? Also what about overall proportions and pocket displacement? Pictures would help.

In regards to your second question about length; I'm 5'4" and only until recently I was always of the belief that overcoats should also be short in order to not exaggerate your flaws. Just this past winter I did get a coat that was long enough to be just below the knee and I loved it. It looked much slimmer and it had more of a classic look to it which I really enjoyed. I probably would never go any longer than that and would definitely not wear a coat that went all the way down to my ankles.

Hope that helps.
 

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