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Rant: Modern Burberry is Crap

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Years ago I was in Cordings of Piccadilly and saw a raincoat/cape. I've not seen one since. That was a lesson to me. If it's different, you like it, and can afford it ... buy it NOW. You may never see it again. I wish I'd photographed it so I could consider having one made.

I still like rain gear at Cordings.
 

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I love the term "breaches and bonking."

"That method has something in common with “Bridgerton”, a breaches-and-bonking drama about the marriage market of Regency England. In Netflix’s smash-hit, Queen Charlotte, the real-life consort of George III, appears as a minor character. In this telling she is mixed-race and uses her position to elevate people of colour to peerages. Julia Quinn, the author of the novels on which the show is based, says this tweak allows 21st-century audiences to “all have a little piece of the fairy-tale”. In “The Great”, too, the past is a playground, not a corset."

 

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You're just being crass now, dude. Why?
Why am I being crass? Being crass is using the United Kingdom's highest military honour for a clothing brand that produces Ventile trench coats. The irony being that Privates were not issued trench coats in WW1. Shame I can't find any Medal of Honor awardees with fashion connections. Bill Blass served in WW2 imagine if he was awarded the Medal of Honor and I launched Corporal Blass MOH as a fashion line.
 

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Why am I being crass? Being crass is using the United Kingdom's highest military honour for a clothing brand that produces Ventile trench coats. The irony being that Privates were not issued trench coats in WW1. Shame I can't find any Medal of Honor awardees with fashion connections. Bill Blass served in WW2 imagine if he was awarded the Medal of Honor and I launched Corporal Blass MOH as a fashion line.
Possibly reading a bit too much into this?
 

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Years ago I was in Cordings of Piccadilly and saw a raincoat/cape. I've not seen one since. That was a lesson to me. If it's different, you like it, and can afford it ... buy it NOW. You may never see it again. I wish I'd photographed it so I could consider having one made.

I still like rain gear at Cordings.
Sound advice.

Especially if that garment fits your own style - there's no reason to wait until you've accumulated all the ordinary staples: just buy it. Several of my favourite coats and things were bought in this way, and no regrets from me.
 

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As everyone is being a pedantic arse, I should point out that your conclusion does not follow from his statement.
Your point is valid. Thank goodness for the pedants or else wherever would we be?
 

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I love the term "breaches and bonking."

"That method has something in common with “Bridgerton”, a breaches-and-bonking drama about the marriage market of Regency England. In Netflix’s smash-hit, Queen Charlotte, the real-life consort of George III, appears as a minor character. In this telling she is mixed-race and uses her position to elevate people of colour to peerages. Julia Quinn, the author of the novels on which the show is based, says this tweak allows 21st-century audiences to “all have a little piece of the fairy-tale”. In “The Great”, too, the past is a playground, not a corset."

First, I just want to point out how strange it is that this thread is now talking about a film - but I guess the original topic was weird too.

Anyway, I think this article sums up for me why I don't like the show:


Nothing to do with actor casting and all that, but when classical orchestras are playing Ariana Grande, even in a 'fantasy' setting... the horror.

Also, the portrayal of a rape scene is, I think, a bit much - even for a fantasy:

 
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I agree with the OP. I was a huge fan of Burberry's white shirts just 10 years ago and still have one that I treasure, but now I can't find any honest, well-crafted cotton shirts there. Everything is slinky, sleazy, and stretch. Everything Burbuerry is now fashion, not style; flash not quality. I couldn't care less about one's sexual orientation, but quality will always remain quality. Sic transit gloria Burberryi.
 

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This thread has jumped the shark.
Did so on the first page.
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
"twink" refers to a body type. Taking it as a homophobic slur speaks more to your prejudices than his.
Thanks for poisoning a thread early on with your own biases.
 

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This thread has jumped the shark.
The whole thread has been a Steeplechase course where all of the obstacles have been replaced with sharks.
 

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The whole thread has been a Steeplechase course where all of the obstacles have been replaced with sharks.
Which means that....we’ve all been....jumping....sharks?

Jumping sharks?
Jumping sharks!
We’ve all jumped the shark!
Oh I get it now!
 

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y'all legit had me searching on eBay for deadstock Burberry, then Aquascutum and now Private White VC.

... I don't even want a trench coat!
 

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y'all legit had me searching on eBay for deadstock Burberry, then Aquascutum and now Private White VC.

... I don't even want a trench coat!
Don’t forget Grenfell.
 

Panama

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y'all legit had me searching on eBay for deadstock Burberry, then Aquascutum and now Private White VC.

... I don't even want a trench coat!
I want a Herbert Powe, and I don't even know the fellow. But I read about him on the internet.
 

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I, too, often feel divested of things when I watch movies.
I was re-watching HBO John Adams miniseries, I was disappointed that the actor, Paul Giamatti was not in fact, the second US President John Adams.

It's like actors pretend to be other people and to enjoy it, one is required to have the capacity to buy into the idea that an actor is not literally a historical figure to be enjoyed or taken at face value.
 

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