Trench Coat - the 'Ultimate' Thread!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by MK, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. RockBottom

    RockBottom One of the Regulars

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    I haven't gotten to the end of this thread so it may show up, but I'm surprised no one has mentioned the material. I'm sure the original was all cotton. Today Brooks Brothers makes an all cotton one (although it is sans gun flap). Burberry markets a made in the US cotton polyester blends without gun flap, and a UK made, all cotton one with gun flap. I love the looks of the UK Burberry, but it sells for $1450 which is a ridiculous for a cotton product.
     
  2. Dixon Cannon

    Dixon Cannon My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Me and mine..

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  3. Jovan

    Jovan Suspended

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    Regarding the belt, I think people just tie it when they want to throw it on quickly and get to the car. After all, that's what rain coats are for. ;)
     
  4. Jerekson

    Jerekson One Too Many

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    Awesome picture Cannon. Love the hat, too...let me guess, Hughes? Looks awfully familiar.
     
  5. carebear

    carebear My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Also, if the first experience with the trench was wear as an issue item in the service, where typically all buttons/snaps/zippers etc. must be fastened if a garment is worn per regulations, the first thing I'm going to do when I'm out is NOT fasten it the way I HAD to for those years.

    Like growing your hair back out, even if it's just a half an inch. A bit more casual, a bit cooler, a bit of grown-up subconscious rebellion.
     
  6. Jerekson

    Jerekson One Too Many

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    Tell me what you think of this...for the price, there's really not much to say :p

    Wool overcoat
     
  7. TM

    TM A-List Customer

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    Unless it's really cold I leave my trench unbuttoned and buckle the belt across the back where it's out of the way.

    Tony
     
  8. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    I like it. Are you going to buy one? I would like to see more pictures.
     
  9. Jerekson

    Jerekson One Too Many

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    I think I will sometime before winter gives up. I'll be sure to let you know what it's like.
     
  10. fishmeok

    fishmeok Vendor

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  11. fishmeok

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    Reading this thread made me go dig out my Burberry- I've had it for years, and rarely worn it. It must be English as the tag says it's a size 58. It has the button in liner, but unfortunately someone's dog must have chewed it in two spots- nothing I can't fix though.
    Cheers
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  12. Jovan

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    That sounds like European sizing, actually.
     
  13. classyguy

    classyguy Familiar Face

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    The Trench Collar Flip

    Hi All,

    I have a trench coat (as well as an overcoat and raincoat), however, am not sure whether to flip up my collar or to keep it down. . .i'm thinking about the James Dean look. . .his was flipped up 90 percent of the time.

    How many of you flip up your callars?

    Weather I flip up my callar or not I'll get the same amount of looks seeing as im an 18 year old wearing a trench in a town were not even the older adults wear them.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  14. luvthatlulu

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    I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't wear a trench--especially if the weather warrants it. Anyway, wear the collar up or down as the need or your personal style dictates. And welcome to the madness here at the old FL!
     
  15. TCameron

    TCameron Familiar Face

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    Well, I have always welcomed a collar in the up position, so long as it is not a polo or dress shirt. It also depends on what the weather dictates, as well as your mood. I know with my trench, if it is just raining or drizzling lightly, I will keep it down. If the rain grows harder and is accompanied by wind, then you are totally justified to place your collar up. I know there may be disagreements with this stance, but that's just my humble opinion. Cheers,

    T
     
  16. Jay

    Jay Practically Family

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    I flip up the collar of my trenchcoat every time I wear it. Somehow it doesn't seem to look right without it. I blame Bogie...
     
  17. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    It all depends on the weather.
    Hard rain is a good reason to flip the collar.
     
  18. Dixon Cannon

    Dixon Cannon My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Oh, you mean, like this!? ;)

    -dixon cannon
     
  19. carebear

    carebear My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Heck, when it's cold or wet I flip my suit jacket collar.

    Trenches and overcoats are not fashion first, they are outerwear.

    Weather conditions should determine how the collar is worn.

    In one of the first threads I read when I first got on the Lounge, Deckard (if I remember correctly, maybe Hem) pointed out that even suit coats were worn for warmth and weather protection. The idea of "suit as primarily fashion" is a fairly new invention following central heat and air.

    That's why I don't feel bad about keeping stuff in my pockets (though I try not to have lumps) and adjust my collars as conditions demand.
     
  20. Mid-fogey

    Mid-fogey Practically Family

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    Well...

    ...definately flip the collar up if you are expecting a gas barrage.
     

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