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Rant: Modern Burberry is Crap

DrapeCut

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Popped into a Burberry boutique a few days ago and was absolutely disgusted. What used to be a high quality maker of rain wear is now a pump and dump wannabe high fashion house. These people are shameless and will try to sell you anything stamped with a check pattern.

My dad had a traditional trench from the late 80s that was really high quality and meant to last forever. Nice thick gabardine, removable wool lining w/collar cover, leather-covered buckles, horn buttons, and a long length. Modern trenches are papery thin trash with no removable linings and are cut to fit little twinks who wear nothing but thin logo tees underneath lol.

The brand that made trenches for WW1 infantry officers now makes man purses and fanny packs. Nice.
 

Nobilis Animus

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Aquascutum, there's a name from the past. They used to make really nice stuff back in the '80s.
I have an old trench from them that's been missing it's belt for decades. I retain it with an everlasting fervour.
 

FlyingMonkey

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The homophobia really added that extra something to this rant, apparently from someone who has been living under a rock for the entirety of this century and possibly longer.

Like it or not, Burberry would now be long gone if this reinvention hadn't happened - because few people wanted what it was selling, however high the quality.
 

adrianvo

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The homophobia really added that extra something to this rant, apparently from someone who has been living under a rock for the entirety of this century and possibly longer.

Like it or not, Burberry would now be long gone if this reinvention hadn't happened - because few people wanted what it was selling, however high the quality.
I think you're searching for something offensive or to be offended by.
It's not homophobia to state the fact that vulgar and/or feminine clothes have distorted the menswear industry. Also, the models on the runway are feminine, thin and androgynous in appearance. This is the main reason many of us on this forum buy from specialty stores and tailors.

If there was any "phobia" to point out in the fashion industry it would be masculinity-phobia.
 

Phileas Fogg

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I think you're searching for something offensive or to be offended by.
It's not homophobia to state the fact that vulgar and/or feminine clothes have distorted the menswear industry. Also, the models on the runway are feminine, thin and androgynous in appearance. This is the main reason many of us on this forum buy from specialty stores and tailors.

If there was any "phobia" to point out in the fashion industry it would be masculinity-phobia.
I think the term “twink” is what was being alluded to. The overall point probably could have been made without reference to ones sexual orientation. It’s not as though this is the first time someone has gone on a rant about Burberry. Makes me wonder why he even wandered into the boutique, assuming he even did so.
 

Stylewords

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Popped into a Burberry boutique a few days ago and was absolutely disgusted. What used to be a high quality maker of rain wear is now a pump and dump wannabe high fashion house. These people are shameless and will try to sell you anything stamped with a check pattern.

My dad had a traditional trench from the late 80s that was really high quality and meant to last forever. Nice thick gabardine, removable wool lining w/collar cover, leather-covered buckles, horn buttons, and a long length. Modern trenches are papery thin trash with no removable linings and are cut to fit little twinks who wear nothing but thin logo tees underneath lol.

The brand that made trenches for WW1 infantry officers now makes man purses and fanny packs. Nice.
Young men nowadays have much lower testosterone levels than young men in the past. Firms are changing their offerings to reflect that.
 

JustPullHarder

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what about the rest of us still dripping with testosterone and who cannot contain our manliness? Where are we to go now that Brooks Brothers is off the list?
I suggest not trying to contain it. Crotchless trousers.
 

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