- Apr 27, 2014
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Is a button down and chinos too casual for this? I'm still not 100% certain on this trench for my wardrobe.
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Word, maybe I just need to get used to it. I'm used to more close fitting overcoats in comparison.I think it's fine. Regardless, a full cut trench coat is useful for rainy and/or windy days.
Oh, that's what I have on underneath in the picture. It seems like it oddly fills the niche of my winter overcoat that way which I already have.Try wearing that with a very chunky sweater (maybe in navy) and leaving the coat open. If you want, you can experiment with loosely tying the belt in the back to give the coat some shape.
Word, maybe I just need to get used to it. I'm used to more close fitting overcoats in comparison.
Oh, that's what I have on underneath in the picture. It seems like it oddly fills the niche of my winter overcoat that way which I already have.
Just tried wearing it open with the belt tied in the back and it definitely looks good.
Should I basically treat this like a loose field jacket if I want to wear it casually?
I remember disagreeing on this months ago on your overcoat article, but I see the appeal now. It's been chilly and blustery, but not very wet here, and that sounds like just the opportunity to do it.Reasonable people disagree, but I find that outerwear often looks better open. Obviously, if you're in a storm, you're going to want to close your trenchcoat. But stylistically speaking, I find leaving a coat open allows it to look more interesting.
With very full coats like that, I also think that, if you're not going to wear a suit or sport coat underneath, then you need something to fill that space. A chunky sweater usually does the trick. If you only have a dress shirt underneath, it can look a bit off.
There is a hidden button on the chest, and one at the bottom sweep.Am I missing something? I do not see any buttons on the coat.
Is it one of those wrap models with hidden buttons/snaps?
If there are none, then it is no practical value…when it rains.
The one in the OP was $95 thrifted, that would run me $1880CAD with tax and duties, I can't afford that.My suggestion, since you are not 100% certain of this choice,
is to purchase a classic trench instead.