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Thread: Trench Coat - the 'Ultimate' thread (For anyone who dared wear Rick's coat!)

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    I'm in the market for my first (and hopefully last) trenchcoat and I came across this website. http://www.tailor4less.com/en-us/men...oats/configure



    The trench coat material is 52% cotton & 48% polyester is that any good? It's my understanding they were originally made with wool, is this a quality material for such a coat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leacock
    I'm in the market for my first (and hopefully last) trenchcoat and I came across this website. http://www.tailor4less.com/en-us/men...oats/configure

    The trench coat material is 52% cotton & 48% polyester is that any good? It's my understanding they were originally made with wool, is this a quality material for such a coat?
    Trench coats can be made from anything, but as I understand it the original ones used in the trenches of WW1 were cotton with a removable wool liner, like most classic trench coats. The cotton/poly blend is more modern, but in my opinion it helps reduce wear and helps with water repellency. Of course, the original coats were made from a tightly woven 100% cotton in a weight which you can't really get today. So a blend is a good modern compromise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Damage View Post
    Trench coats can be made from anything, but as I understand it the original ones used in the trenches of WW1 were cotton with a removable wool liner, like most classic trench coats. The cotton/poly blend is more modern, but in my opinion it helps reduce wear and helps with water repellency. Of course, the original coats were made from a tightly woven 100% cotton in a weight which you can't really get today. So a blend is a good modern compromise.
    Thank you for the advice. That is good to know.

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    Actually would anyone have recommendations on trenchcoat sellers, particularly to Canada? Having looked more deeply into Tailor4Less they seem to have a somewhat unfortunate reputation quality assurance wise.

    I also realised that I probably don't need a made to measure overcoat that much, as all I need is a long XL that is rigidly formulaic and stereotypical, I just want a conventional trenchcoat and off the rack would probably be cheaper.

    Sorry if anyone has posted such information in the thread already, it is a rather long one!

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