Trench Coat - the 'Ultimate' Thread!

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

  1. Hal

    Hal Practically Family

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    Good for him! I was once in a similar situation to you, and now rather regret having said nothing (sometimes people react to compliments in an embarrassed way, so silence is probably advisable). But the lesson from this incident is surely that the successful attempt of this gentleman is surely worth making. We all need a bit of self-confidence.
     
  2. Doctor Damage

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  3. Doctor Damage

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    I have a soft spot for these sorts of roomy 1990s trenchcoats in darker colours in light cotton.

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  4. dubpynchon

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    The only thing he'll be wearing is striped pyjamas, Ian Bailey was sentenced today for the murder of a French journalist twenty three years ago, it's a big headline case here. The Irish police planted evidence and coerced witnesses at the time.
     
  5. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    1930's German trenchcoat made from gabardine with additional removable liner. Sz. US/UK 38. Too small for me unfortunately.

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  6. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    It's only taken me six months to honour my promise to show you the trench coat. There's some puckering of the material at the top of the sleeve, how it happened beats me. The lady in the dry cleaners that I use suggested that it could have been a stain that the previous owner might have treated with a scrubbing brush. Maybe it's just the fabric as it ages. It doesn't bother me, I love the coat and it's aged appearance just adds to the classic style. The coat still retains all it's qualities, it keeps me warm and dry, being totally rain proof.
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  7. Doctor Damage

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    Excellent coat, GHT. It really does have a vintage feel, proving what Edward said that although military it makes a great civilian coat.
     
  8. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Thank you, it just shows though, you can spend hours and hours searching for something and not have any luck. When my wife drew my attention to this coat at the festival that we were at, she said you'll be lucky to find one as good at the price.
    A year earlier she came across a white tux, well cream actually, I had wanted one just for specific occasions, but knowing that I wouldn't wear it very often, didn't want to pay a lot. My missus found a beauty for just twenty pounds. You just have to be aware and don't dither. If it turns out not to be as good as you thought, it's not too difficult to sell it on.
     
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  9. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    It looks great. Shows too how sometimes thinking outside the box of our preferred time period can pay dividends for an accurate look; I'd never have thought to look for a sixties overcoat to give me a good forties look!
     
  10. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom One Too Many

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    A camouflaged trench coat? I guess it qualifies as a trench coat; it has all the standard/classic features.

    I think this is not a good look. Not even for RDJ. And I'm a trench coat lover. I tend to be of the school of thought that, on grownups (civilian grownups), camo rarely works. Part of the allure of a standard single-color trench coat is that it carries a subtle hint of military authority, without over-stating it. This camo version is too much.

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  11. Doctor Damage

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    ^ I'm with you on that point, Tom. But we live in an age when adults want to be teens again (cough cough, baby boomers, cough cough) so it happens.
     
  12. Tiki Tom

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    Yikes! Aliens have landed. ...and they are wearing trench coats. Trench coat wearing Aliens that can walk on water. We are doomed.
    (Do people really think that this approach sells clothes?)

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  13. Whitters

    Whitters New in Town

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    First post on this thread.

    Wet day in England...

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  14. Doctor Damage

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    ^ good stuff man, great casual look
    welcome to the forum
     
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