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What do you guys want in a trench coat?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by michaeljkrell, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Countertenor

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    For my part, thighs and knees aren't particularly a problem when it's raining. It's the lower leg/shins. And unless we're talking about a full-length duster, nothing's gonna help with that.
     
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    damn $150 would be great price....

    well said sauce, its mainly in the ankles, the thigh/shins wont really change it.... well maybe he could make it two lengths? cropped/long....? im excited for a waterproof trench tho
     
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    Just as a rough guess, I think we are talking about $200-$250...
     
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    price wise i was originally thinking $300-$350 considering the price points of other MJK stuff..

    $150 would be crap quality material im sure...
     
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    [​IMG] this is a great style and length i think....maybe a bit slimmer and diff color though...its from br..what ya think?
     
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    It's like you guys enjoy getting wet... [​IMG]
    I enjoy living in a tropical rain forest. You?
    For my part, thighs and knees aren't particularly a problem when it's raining. It's the lower leg/shins. And unless we're talking about a full-length duster, nothing's gonna help with that.
    +1,000. Bingo.
    Just as a rough guess, I think we are talking about $200-$250...
    Sorry, lads. Whodini(registered trademark pending) needs his slice, too.

    Still, $200 ballpark is a very reasonable price. FWIW, the photo I snagged was from YesStyle. Their price: $292...
    http://www.yesstyle.com/en/Product.aspx?pid=1005053486&
     
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    I like the idea of this, but shorter than knee length is pretty damn girly looking to me. That first pic posted looked too short. (Not to mention that the rear view is sort of D-squared lewd with the guy's ass trying to peek out)

    Luckily for me a shortish regular trench hits me at the knees, which IMO is pretty decent, but that's only because I have overly long legs. I think a perfect length would be just above or at the knee. It won't look stupid in a few years when the short trench trend dies off.
     
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    Luckily for me a shortish regular trench hits me at the knees, which IMO is pretty decent, but that's only because I have overly long legs. I think a perfect length would be just above or at the knee. It won't look stupid in a few years when the short trench trend dies off.
    I agree with this sentiment. Knee length++
     
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    I like the idea of this, but shorter than knee length is pretty damn girly looking to me. That first pic posted looked too short. (Not to mention that the rear view is sort of D-squared lewd with the guy's ass trying to peek out) Luckily for me a shortish regular trench hits me at the knees, which IMO is pretty decent, but that's only because I have overly long legs. I think a perfect length would be just above or at the knee. It won't look stupid in a few years when the short trench trend dies off.
    Bah. The difference between mid-thigh to knee is what, 6-8"? Is it really too high? If Krell's name was really Barbour then I'd have no problem with a regular length. I would think a majority of those on SW&D (and most of his client base) are looking for a different take on something traditional. That and I've always associated longer trenches with being too detective-ish. I'm also pissed at what this forum's come to. 4 pages into a trench coat thread with all this talk about waterproofing and not ONE person has made a "It's Raining Men" joke. It's like this place has been taken over by commies, I tell ya.
     
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    Yeah, full-length trenches seem costume-y to me, actually. It would have to be cut quite slim to banish the Casablanca association. Not that that's bad. Ideally, I would love a DB trench cut very slim, both through the body and in the arms. In that case, I could deal with it being a bit longer.
     
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    Off color. Black, navy, charcoal gray, or light gray. Slightly above the knee, double breasted.

    It also needs to be able to read me bedtime stories.
     
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    [​IMG]

    This one looks almost right to me. I'm not talking a long coat... keep in mind that a coat like this should have a vent (esp. if it's slim), and one that's only mid thigh will either have a tiny vent or risk exposing your assets. The belt, if you use it, will also add to the hourglass shape of the coat and if the skirt isn't long enough it will flare open, and you'll look like a girl. Just sayin is all.
     
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    I like the idea of this, but shorter than knee length is pretty damn girly looking to me. That first pic posted looked too short. (Not to mention that the rear view is sort of D-squared lewd with the guy's ass trying to peek out)

    Luckily for me a shortish regular trench hits me at the knees, which IMO is pretty decent, but that's only because I have overly long legs. I think a perfect length would be just above or at the knee. It won't look stupid in a few years when the short trench trend dies off.


    Jackpot, finally somebody who understands trenches.
     
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    [​IMG] This would look better double-breasted.
     
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    I really like the original classic Burberry Khaki Gabardine Trenchcoat or the trenchcoat that Alain Delon wore in Le Samourai which is very close to the original.
     
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    I really like this.

    http://www.shopjake.com/index.php?pa...roduct_ID=2726

    Although I'd definitely change the red belt out for a black one. I'm a noob here, but I'd definitely say knee length, double breasted, with maybe the coat and belt being different colors? If I were to choose one color it'd be dark grey.
     
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    Personally,i would like to see a trenchcoat,male designed,made of 100% cotton.the collars,lapels and storm patches/flaps with sharp corners ( not the rounded feminine unisex style of burberry ).It would have two storm patches/flaps,one on each side on the upper chest.the belt and sleeve loops would have metal holes,rather than simply left as the usual cotton,reinforced by cotton thread.storm patch/flap belting on the sides of the collar with metal rivets in the holes.reinforced collar to ensure the collar stays solid when up.
    If you designed a trenchcoat,very similar to the double breasted,double storm patched/flapped trenchcoat humphrey bogart wore in casablanca,you would be the most sought after trenchcoat designer around.
    I have a double breasted trenchcoat made of GRENFELL cloth,made by HAYTHORNTHWAITE & SONS LTD.I also have a burberry double breasted trenchcoat made of cotton and polyester.the inside lining on the GRENFELL cloth trenchcoat,is more superior that the entire outer shell of the burberry trenchcoat.since GRENFELL cloth is so difficult to get hold of now,the next best thing would really be 100% cotton,with a thick cotton lining.length wise,i would design it to be below the knees.
    When i personally get a trenchcoat,i usually get a size or two above what i would normally wear.i am 38 chest,and i get then in 40,42 or even 44,depending on the fit.It means,most of my lower legs are protected and the upper body has enough space for me to wear suits under it,fidget about and captures more air inside to keep me warm ( when belted of course ).I like wearing my trenchcoats as they were originally designed to be worn,to protect the upper body and as much of the upper and lower legs as possible from rain.
    Good luck with whatever design you choose,and i wish you all the best with it.[​IMG]
     
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    this is a great style and length i think....maybe a bit slimmer and diff color though...its from br..what ya think?


    A trenchcoat wannabe.
     
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    http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/3...view010ay5.jpg

    This one looks almost right to me. I'm not talking a long coat... keep in mind that a coat like this should have a vent (esp. if it's slim), and one that's only mid thigh will either have a tiny vent or risk exposing your assets. The belt, if you use it, will also add to the hourglass shape of the coat and if the skirt isn't long enough it will flare open, and you'll look like a girl. Just sayin is all.


    Excellent point, J.
     

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