Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ThinkDerm, Jul 16, 2011.
Where did you get them? I've been looking for a navy one for ages!
+1 I like them too
I remember seeing a beautifu single breasted navy raincoat on armoury's website.
I believe they were from grenfell.
Good find! I prefer one that doesn't hide the buttons though
Don't like the in between length. It's either too short or too long.
My point is, those are Trench coats. Those articles document the origin and history of the Trench coat. There is an unfortunate tendency among people who have no idea what they are talking about to call anything that buttons up a Trench coat.
This thread for example, asks opinions on "trench coats" that are not in any way remotely that.
Brooks Bros. The collar is backed with BB#1 repp silk though. Not everyone's cuppa.
I know that those are not trench coats and I think that it is clear to everyone now. I guess I was over-thinking the fact that you just wanted to show him some history
I don't really understand the point of short raincoats. They don't keep you dry (you're better off with a brolly if it's wet but still too warm to wear a full-length raincoat/trenchcoat), and aesthetically don't add much more than a regular jacket would. Is the appeal about having a layering option, perhaps?
I guess? Especially because one can wear a blazer and the raincoat on top. If I would wear a jacket like the one below then I could (in general) only wear a shirt/sweater. Or maybe I am wrong? It depends on what kind of jacket you mean as a substitute.
It's so girls in short skirts can show some leg. On guys? Hell if I know. OTOH I don't really consider them rain coats. More like light weight outerwear. Just a different look then other jackets.
I like a shorter length for the light rain/heavy fog/mist we get here. For a short guy like me, I like the shorter length that hits just below the knee. (which for me only leaves a little leg exposed). Both for the look and the fact I can move around in it easier.
They're good in places with minimal rain. Once there's real rain, short coats are just ineffective.
That's what I want it for. When we have heavy rain I wear my trench coat and still get funny looks (stupid mid-west )
But when it's sprinkling I want a lighter/smaller duty coat that won't look ridiculous.
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