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trench coats in dry weather?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by alexpham, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. alexpham

    alexpham Well-Known Member

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    I live in San Diego and am moving to LA so I really don't have to deal with rainy weather all that often. But, I love the trench coat look and was thinking of plucking down a pretty penny for a high quality one. Is it ok to wear a trench coat just to keep warm on a cold day when there's no chance of rain?

    I see people doing this and I think it looks great but are there any specific rules against it?
     


  2. stach

    stach Senior Member

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    Another option is to get a duster.
     


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    Trilby Senior Member

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    Didn't Philip Marlowe wear a trench coat? He lived in LA.
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    In the movie The Big Sleep, Bogart playing Marlowe wears a trench coat in a downpour. (Yes, they happen even in LA.) I don't believe Chandler ever mentions them. And he does pay attention to clothes. At the beginning of the novel The Big Sleep, Marlowe (all the Chandler novels were written in first person) mentions that he is wearing a powder blue suit to meet General Sternwood.
     


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    kitonbrioni Distinguished Member

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    Brioni, for instance, makes a nice silk trench that only seems useful in non-rainy weather.
     


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    maxnharry Distinguished Member

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    I think a trench is fine as a thin layer in dry weather.
     


  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    Or perhaps a suede trench.
     


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    I see it as fine because mine is lighter than my overcoat but heavier than wearing nothing. So I think it's fine for those in between days
     


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    Millerp Senior Member

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    OK, so not technically a trench, but he was from LA [​IMG]

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