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Trench Coat options

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TauKappaEpsilon, May 9, 2012.

  1. ExhibitA

    ExhibitA Senior member

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    Any opinions on this Burberry Trench? It's mid-length, measures 39in long. It's around $1800, but looks like it'll be fashionable for several years.


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  2. EriQ009

    EriQ009 Senior member

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    It's difficult to tell from the photos where the trench ends. Myself, I prefer the length to be equal above and below the belt . On me, this falls just above the knee. Slightly longer is fine, depending on how traditional you like your trench coat and how much gravitas or maturity you have to pull it off. Shorter, like the OP of this thread, and you begin to play to trends, diminishing the purpose of a classic staple like the trench coat, IMO.
     
  3. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    maybe its just me, but I want a full length trench coat to protect my suit.
     
  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I quite like the shorter length trench coats. That's what I'd pick for myself. And no, not because I am myself short.
     
  5. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    I just bought a full length trench-coat the same color as the OP's in December at a local Goodwill for $20.00. It was in great shape and has a liner in it. It's great for wearing in this bitter cold winter weather. I think I'll be able to take the liner out and use it as a raincoat when it gets warm. [​IMG]

    I don't like the look of the shorter coats.
     
  6. ExhibitA

    ExhibitA Senior member

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    I like the shorter actually - just above the knee.
     
  7. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    It looks kinda feminine to me- like some have mentioned...
     
  8. mhdena

    mhdena Senior member

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    Looks like a girly man's coat.

    The wearer of this coat won't stay young like Peter Pan forever.

    A traditional below the knee coat is by far better all around.
     
  9. bubba04

    bubba04 Senior member

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    What the heck is that thing in the back of the lapel with a buckle on it??

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  10. EriQ009

    EriQ009 Senior member

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    It fastens around the throat to keep the collar closed.

     
  11. bubba04

    bubba04 Senior member

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    Can someone post a photo of that thing "in action"? I have a Banana Republic trench that I never wear and it has one of those things attached to the back of the collar. Could never figure out how it works, lol...
     
  12. EriQ009

    EriQ009 Senior member

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    As you can see, that part unbuckles from behind the collar, coming around to the front and fastening to the buttons and buckle from the other side.

     
  13. Sugar Lane

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