Celebrating My First Trenchcoat :)

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Shangas, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    Haven't been here for quite a while. Lots of things happened in life which kept me busy, occupied, and away.

    Over the last few months I've been busy building up my wardrobe again, and have purchased a number of new pieces. One of these was my new navy blue cotton-gaberdine knee-length DB trenchcoat :)

    I've always wanted a trenchcoat, I just think they're so cool. A local department-store was having a BIG sale on them a few weeks back. I went out to try one on...couldn't decide whether I should buy it or not...put it back, and went home.

    Deciding that I didn't want to pass up a good opportunity, I went back a few days later, to find that they'd been discounted even more! I finally decided that I shouldn't look a gift-horse in the mouth, and bought one!

    Here it is...

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    Not bad for something that was 45% off. It's a nice, knee-length size, with deep pockets and solid construction. I guess I could've waited for one in a more classic colour like khaki, but then if I waited for that, I might die of old age along the way.
     
  2. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    Looks great and I really like the shorter length (which looks a bit more contemporary IMO). I've been eying the Baracuta g10 - a single breasted version.
     
  3. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Looks about the length Bogart wore his in Casablanca - shorter than was the norm in the early forties, but it was, according to legend, deliberately cut that way to flatter Bogart's height, him being 5'8". Course, the original trench coats that appeared during the Great War were cut knee length by design - deliberately shorter than British Army issued greatcoats of the period in order to keep the hem out of the mud.
     

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