Trench coat's first outing.

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by DaveJH, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. DaveJH

    DaveJH New in Town

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    A month or so ago I bought my first trench coat. I was delighted when I bought it, and even more delighted when it rained so I had a reason to wear it. Been lurking for a long time, and love this forum, having recently started wearing fedoras myself. Unfortunately I had a university presentation this day and thought that wearing a fedora would mess up my hair and make me look a little too untidy for the presentation, however, had I been out and about shopping, I'd have definitely had my hat on. Anywhere; here it is.

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  2. Worf

    Worf I'll Lock Up

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    Welp, you got the city, the weather, the coat and the style to pull it all together. Bravo! Lookin' good. Make, model and vintage of the coat please?

    Worf
     
  3. DaveJH

    DaveJH New in Town

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  4. Doctor Damage

    Doctor Damage My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I agree with Worf that your overall presentation looks great in that photo - very modern and stylish. I recommend against wearing a hat with that outfit, and at your age. I realize hats are popular around here, but wearing a fedora would add 20 years and make you look like someone who's more interested in the past than the present. There's a time and place for making a personal statement about vintage vs new, and there's a time and place for looking young and brisk and on top of your game like you do in that photo.
     
  5. dhermann1

    dhermann1 I'll Lock Up

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    You just need a microphone, and a CBS News camera in front of you.
     
  6. kf4rws

    kf4rws New in Town

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    Congratulations on your first trench coat; looks really sharp.
     
  7. 442go4broke

    442go4broke New in Town

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    Looking clean and sharp as a razor.
     
  8. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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    Dave, you've got a little of the young David McCallum going on there!
     
  9. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Excuse me. Is this styleforum?
     
  10. Fastuni

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    Oh please. :eusa_doh: And this at the FEDORA Lounge devoted to the "Golden Era". :D

    The only reason one should pass on a Fedora+trench combo is if one wants to avoid "Detective"-related snarks.
    But I think it's safe to say that most here aren't really bothered by this anyway. :eek:


    Not to say that a Fedora is obligatory - there is plenty of other vintage headwear one could use as well... but I guess a flatcap, beret or Homburg will make one look "old fashioned" and "undynamic" as well. Oh the horror. :rolleyes:

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    Actually a hat will help keep your (I assume pomaded) hair back... to keep them dapper and tidy (i.e. before a presentation) one should always carry a small comb.

    Nice coat and coiff BTW.
     
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  11. cwmcynon

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    Great look - would be even better with a hat
     
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  12. cwmcynon

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    Serious when working at the Stock Exchange in Central London
     
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  13. AeroFan_07

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    I think it looks great! Welcome to FL - glad to see someone your age interested in something that matters when it comes to style and dressing well.
     
  14. Carlos840

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    The thread is 8 years old and the original poster hasn't been on TFL in 7 years...
     
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  15. avique

    avique One of the Regulars

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    It's s a good look for you. Bravo.
     
  16. ton312

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    Necromorph
     
  17. Seb Lucas

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    Yes, I was going to make that point but then the guy posted a photo looking like a European Mike Hammer and I forgave him.
     
  18. Tiki Tom

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    I was enthusiastic about this thread because I think he looks (looked) great and because I am a trenchcoat fan.
    THEN I realised how old the thread is.
    BUT I nonetheless am happy that people are digging into the vast treasure trove of old threads and reviving the ones they think are interesting. Keeps things fun and interesting.
    I wonder whatever happened to Dave. He's probably a grandfather by now. :p
     
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  19. cwmcynon

    cwmcynon New in Town

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    I found the Fedora Lounge by doing a Google search. I don't think it matters that the thread was nearly 8 years ago - it is the subject matter which interests me.
     
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  20. Peacoat

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    @cwmcynon You definitely have the look going on there.

    Welcome to the Lounge.
     
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