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please suggest a good raincoat

chestercopperpot

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hello all

i'm heading out to london for a while in a month and was really considering on getting a good raincoat before i get there. i'm currently in new york

any suggestions? or ideas, i prefer slim fitting stuff that isn't too bulky

thanks a lot guys
 

Nouveau Pauvre

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Originally Posted by chestercopperpot
hello all

i'm heading out to london for a while in a month and was really considering on getting a good raincoat before i get there. i'm currently in new york

any suggestions? or ideas, i prefer slim fitting stuff that isn't too bulky

thanks a lot guys


Can't go wrong with a tan trench. I have a nice Margiela one in a 38 that I've been thinking about selling. Let me know if you're interested.
 

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Have a look at J Simons in Russell Street by Covent Garden. They have a couple of very nice raincoats and may still have the Grenfell raincoats they had when I was last there.
 

chestercopperpot

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Originally Posted by passingtime
Have a look at J Simons in Russell Street by Covent Garden. They have a couple of very nice raincoats and may still have the Grenfell raincoats they had when I was last there.

thanks a bunch

will do

i've been looking at a classic mackintosh. not sure though
 

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I quite like Barbour coats. They have a classic double-breasted trench that looks quite nice.
 

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Originally Posted by chestercopperpot
hello all

i'm heading out to london for a while in a month and was really considering on getting a good raincoat before i get there. i'm currently in new york

any suggestions? or ideas, i prefer slim fitting stuff that isn't too bulky

thanks a lot guys


Well, a lot of guys rave about Trojans, but I feel that Lifestyles are less prone to breakage. Make sure your not allergic to latex, btw, or else you have to go back to the old lambskin ones (ew). HTH. Btw, I would get a lot more than one -- you've got a whole month!


Oh, and if no one mentioned it yet, the tan Burberry trench is classic, though somewhat pricey.
 

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Burberry - one of the things they still do well.
 

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Valstar and Allegri are both excellent, mid-priced Italian options.
 

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Originally Posted by Magician
Can't go wrong with a tan trench. I have a nice Margiela one in a 38 that I've been thinking about selling. Let me know if you're interested.

If he's not, I am. pics?
 

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+ 1 for Allegri. I would buy this from yoox, it's a steal http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/ALLEGR...s/sr_salemen80 It's modern, maybe too short. Due to these forum, I bought 3 raincoats in the last 6 month. The most expensive was a new black, modern Allegri in a local shop. Very nice quality. I bought a classic/vintage Burberry that I will probably wear more often in 10 years from now (I m in my 30s). From this seller has sell them for about 100 GBP (se used to have many) http://clothes.shop.ebay.co.uk/items...=p3911.c0.m282 I bought also a SB Aquascutum navy knee length size. I think Aquascutum and Burberry are still excelent quality. I find them too formal (for my job) unfortunately. You can find plenty of Aquascutum and Burberry on ebay.co.uk
 

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I have a Brooks Brothers that I really like. Tan with a navy zip out liner.
 

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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Burberry - one of the things they still do well.
Originally Posted by yfyf
Splurge and get an Aquascutum Kingsgate. O Kingsgate, I will have you someday ...
I just purchased a black Burberry trench that looks very similar to the Kingsgate @ $200 USD in an outlet. I don't know what model it is (and I have searched! most of the trenches look so similar) except the tag said something about Dermot and style or product number 1080426 and the original retail would have been $600 (in small print) and it was made in the US.
 

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