What do you guys want in a trench coat?

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  1. michaeljkrell

    michaeljkrell Senior member

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    We are planning to do a trench that would be released in and around early April, and were wondering what features you guys would want in a trench. Fabric, length, vents, etc

    We will take your recommendations under advisement [​IMG]
     


  2. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    This may sound insane but how about fabric that's water-resistent? I've always thought they were worn/designed to do just that but a lot of the trenches available that aren't grandfather-cut are only meant for looks. It'd make sense to make it functional and that's exactly why I haven't purchased a coat thus far. Mid-thigh length. Steel-grey. Everything else would be gravy. I'm not saying I want a COPY of this particular trench but the cut and details (except for the hood) are similar to what I'm looking for. I could probably go for something a bit more simplified: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I just want a nice class cotton gabardine khaki trench in good fabric and cut without having to pay 2k for one from Dior or Prorsum. If you can deliver I shall worship you.
     


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    * Heavy cotton
    * Mid thigh length
    * Double breasted
    * Belt that works
    * Two outside pockets at the waist area
    * One chest pocket on the inside of the coat, that you can easily slip your hand into even if the trench is buttoned up
    * Epaulette straps
    * Horn or wood buttons
    * Pleated vent in the rear, which you can close with a button or snap
    * Nice, reinforced collar that can stand up in the wind (a shawl collar would be awesome to)
    * Gun flap
    * Straps on the sleeves to tighten them

    Usual Trench Colors - Khaki, Navy, Grey, Black
     


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    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    ^^^ sums it up
     


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    Another for robin's suggestions, and I'm with whodini on color.
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Pretty much what robin said. The Cloak trench I own is in my eye the best trench design I've ever seen. There are additional details like convertible sleeves (either pointed or traditional and a way to fully button the collar while it is standing that are just gravy. I think slim sleeves are an absolute must.
     


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    a darker steel-grey would rule

    black or tan wouldnt interest me so much

    and a metal buckle
     


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    a darker steel-grey would rule

    black or tan wouldnt interest me so much


    agreed
    steel grey goes /w everything
    you can wear black, blue, brown, white, red, any color really will a steel grey, black/tan is too limiting
     


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    I think slim sleeves are an absolute must.

    Hell yes.

    a darker steel-grey would rule

    I think a mid or light gray like the color in the pic Big Al posted would be great--you could wear it with black and still have noticeable contrast, and it would still look amazing with browns, especially burgundy shades.
     


  12. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think people have the design nailed - pea-coat length, double breasted, etc. I want to reiterate Who's suggestion of water-proofing. I have an EG trench that easily soaks through (WTF?). I like the steel grey color idea, but the options of black or tan would be appreciated.
     


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    * Heavy cotton * Mid thigh length * Double breasted * Belt that works * Two outside pockets at the waist area * One chest pocket on the inside of the coat, that you can easily slip your hand into even if the trench is buttoned up * Epaulette straps * Horn or wood buttons * Pleated vent in the rear, which you can close with a button or snap * Nice, reinforced collar that can stand up in the wind (a shawl collar would be awesome to) * Gun flap * Straps on the sleeves to tighten them Usual Trench Colors - Khaki, Navy, Grey, Black
    couldn't have summed it any better! although i would prefer a waxed cotton, or just in a synthetic fabric that's waterproof (+1 for who's idea). the epaulettes though, make sure they're not too gaudy/flashy/stand up too much, a lot of epaulettes i see these days scream "look at me!"
     


  14. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    agreed
    steel grey goes /w everything
    you can wear black, blue, brown, white, red, any color really will a steel grey, black/tan is too limiting

    Exactly.
    I want to reiterate Who's suggestion of water-proofing. I have an EG trench that easily soaks through (WTF?).
    Yeah, this detail would really be make or break for me. I have plenty of good looking coats. Let me add a good looking coat I can actually wear near water.
     


  15. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    the epaulettes though, make sure they're not too gaudy/flashy/stand up too much, a lot of epaulettes i see these days scream "look at me!"

    How the hell will people know my rank?
     


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