Trench Coat for College Student?

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  1. Style Pontifex

    Style Pontifex Senior member

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    But you also don't want to look like a girl. There is a fine line.

    Huh?
     


  2. SwedishFish

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    Short trenches on guys run the risk of looking feminine. Esp. if they're white or black, imo.
     


  3. Style Pontifex

    Style Pontifex Senior member

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    Short trenches on guys run the risk of looking feminine. Esp. if they're white or black, imo.

    Oh. Not sure I've noticed women wearing short trenches.
     


  4. JibranK

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    You're looking at a lot of stuff that is very expensive, yet not worth it. Do you have a lot of money to throw in the toilet or something?

    The Burberry is decent. Check out Aquascutum as well.
     


  5. JLibourel

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    I note that in this thread there seems to be some uncertainty that a trench coat is unsuitable for a college student. I got my first trench coat in prep school, and as I recall, it saw me through my undergraduate years, my stint as a Senior Student at Oxford and graduate school. I never felt inappropriately attired. Admittedly, that was a lo-o-ong time ago. I tend to buy a new raincoat or trenchcoat every 15 years. I bought my present one in 1997. At the time I joked that if I have a long life it will have been penultimate trench coat, otherwise, my last one....
     


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  7. JibranK

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    I note that in this thread there seems to be some uncertainty that a trench coat is unsuitable for a college student. I got my first trench coat in prep school, and as I recall, it saw me through my undergraduate years, my stint as a Senior Student at Oxford and graduate school. I never felt inappropriately attired. Admittedly, that was a lo-o-ong time ago. I tend to buy a new raincoat or trenchcoat every 15 years. I bought my present one in 1997. At the time I joked that if I have a long life it will have been penultimate trench coat, otherwise, my last one....
    I don't think it's unsuitable at all. I shall be starting my undergraduate MA this autumn and my father has offered me his nicely worn Burberry's trench, but I shall be studying in Edinburgh which gets relatively little rain. In my case, it is a question of utility. In the case of the OP, it seems like he would like to throw money away, and is looking for a way in which to do so.
     


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    I don't think it's unsuitable at all. I shall be starting my undergraduate MA this autumn and my father has offered me his nicely worn Burberry's trench, but I shall be studying in Edinburgh which gets relatively little rain. In my case, it is a question of utility. In the case of the OP, it seems like he would like to throw money away, and is looking for a way in which to do so.
    I didn't say a trench would be unsuitable, I said I have never seen a student wear a trench, and I work in academia. Maybe it's just not fashionable where I'm from.
     


  10. ysc

    ysc Senior member

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    but I shall be studying in Edinburgh which gets relatively little rain.
    You are joking here right? If you are talking Edinburgh Scotland it rains a lot.
     


  11. JibranK

    JibranK Senior member

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    You are joking here right? If you are talking Edinburgh Scotland it rains a lot.
    Which other Edinburgh is there? It rains relatively little; I think my Barbour will suffice. If I was in Glasgow, I'd probably take the trench.
     


  12. bonobono_k

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    how do you looking for trech coat in J crew?
     


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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have one that might interest you...PM me if you'd like.
     


  14. whiteslashasian

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    that dude is all over the place. I noticed something similar the other day, however, it was with suits. He was the model for some really cheap suits as well as the BB's.

    I saw him in a Kohls catalog donning Chaps and Apartment 9 suits...

    Don't ask why I was looking in a Kohls catalog...[​IMG]
     


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    Maybe it's the vacant, sunken-eyed stare; but this fellow looks like the "Shotguns in Sociology" type. I'd avoid a dark coloured trench, unless the rest of your wardrobe tends to be particularly bright.

    Besides, who buckles a trench coat belt? [​IMG]


    I disagree. Dark trenches are perfectly fine, even if one's wardrobe isn't particularly bright. I know mine isn't. It just takes a little more skill to pull off darker fits.
     


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