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Where to buy traditional trench coat

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by BareSolid, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. BareSolid

    BareSolid Senior member

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    I don't want some fashion forward thing, I want the authentic, REAL ternch coat. The classic. But I can't bloody find it anywhere. Most of the ones I've seen barely go past the crotch and are made of some crap material with fake buckles and plastic buttons and whatnot.

    So, this is why I need your help!

    Where can I find a good classic trench coat online for a decent price? i.e. less than £500
     


  2. Pezzaturra

    Pezzaturra Senior member

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    POLO.COM
    BrooksBrothers.com
    Burrberry.com
    Aquascutum from Yoox.com
     


  3. BareSolid

    BareSolid Senior member

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    Couldn't find any on the web sites. Point me to the specific Burberry/Aqua link?
     


  4. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Get a Grenfell coat. More traditional than recent Burberry's or Aquascutum. If you can get your hands on a vintage/deadstock Invertere it's even better.
     


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    Artigas Senior member

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    Make sure the armholes are sufficiently high, so your movement won't be impeded as you raise your rifle or scramble over the top of the trench wall.
     


  6. js4design

    js4design Senior member

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    i know a guy if you want beltless

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  7. BareSolid

    BareSolid Senior member

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    Get a Grenfell coat. More traditional than recent Burberry's or Aquascutum. If you can get your hands on a vintage/deadstock Invertere it's even better.

    Thank you very much!
     


  8. The Louche

    The Louche Senior member

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    Get a Grenfell coat. More traditional than recent Burberry's or Aquascutum. If you can get your hands on a vintage/deadstock Invertere it's even better.

    I was always told that Burberry invented the trench coat. Even if they didn't, they are make very nice trench coats that are very easy to find; the OP needs to look places other than their second rate website. A store maybe even.
     


  9. BareSolid

    BareSolid Senior member

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    Just found this company:

    http://www.raincoatsdirect.co.uk/web...tegoryId=10401

    They say their trenches are hand-made in England and sell for £275, with a 10 per cent discount that's £247.50 (if I have got that right). The coat looks to fill all the traditional criteria. I shall phone them to confirm that their coats have horn buttons, or whether they are imitation horn.

    Anyone heard of them before?
     


  10. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Only royalists wear real horn.
     


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    furo Senior member

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    Just found this company:

    http://www.raincoatsdirect.co.uk/web...tegoryId=10401

    They say their trenches are hand-made in England and sell for £275, with a 10 per cent discount that's £247.50 (if I have got that right). The coat looks to fill all the traditional criteria. I shall phone them to confirm that their coats have horn buttons, or whether they are imitation horn.

    Anyone heard of them before?


    Hand made in England?

    If it sounds too good to be true....
     


  12. marshtj

    marshtj Well-Known Member

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    I am interested in their Fly front coat, but I'm not sure about which color to order. I like the black, but there is a tread that alludes to black coats only being for very formal or funeral situations. What do you think about the stone color? Or, is beige ok if I exclusively wear grey suits with black shoes?
     


  13. BareSolid

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    I am interested in their Fly front coat, but I'm not sure about which color to order. I like the black, but there is a tread that alludes to black coats only being for very formal or funeral situations. What do you think about the stone color? Or, is beige ok if I exclusively wear grey suits with black shoes?

    I'd probably be more likely to go for beige myself. It seems more 'human' than stone (khaki) as a colour for a coat.
     


  14. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    Vintage Burberry is the real deal (Thomas Burberry invented the trench coat for soldiers in WWI; hence the name "trench" coat). If you want to be uber-traditional about it, look on eBay for old-stock Burberry examples.
     


  15. BareSolid

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    Vintage Burberry is the real deal (Thomas Burberry invented the trench coat for soldiers in WWI; hence the name "trench" coat). If you want to be uber-traditional about it, look on eBay for old-stock Burberry examples.

    Good point. I don't really like second-hand gear, mind.
     


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