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    Thoughts on this BB Trench



    Been looking for a nice trench for a while. I'd like to get the dappered community's thoughts on this one before I buy...


    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...tionsize=#null


    http://blog.brooksbrothers.com/the-clothes/not-so-rank-and-file/


    Thanks!


    #2


    I'm personally more of a mac person than a trench person, but it seems nice if you're looking for something cropped. If you don't mind going full-length, a thrift store is virtually guaranteed to have you covered for less than 10% of that price.

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      #3


      Wasnt a fan until i saw the last models fit...i like it...

      "The key to Success is the Quality of Execution"
      I>0<I

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        #4


        Also keep in mind that it doesn't have a removeable liner so if it's hot AND wet, you're gonna be miserable. I do like non-double breasted look, though. Just not a fan of the shoulders.


        EDIT: In fact, if not for the shoulder flaps and epaulets, that would be mac.

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          #5


          Ahhh... This is the style I prefer, even though it's only offered in navy.


          http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=&sectionsize=

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            #6


            Here's a factory-direct Hickey Freeman version at the same price level (cheaper when you exclude tax) without the shoulder business:


            http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hickey-Freeman-Mens-Mahogany-Collection-Double-Front-Mac-Jacket-/270949895880?_trksid=p4340.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DS IC.NPJS%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUA%26otn%3D5%26pmo d%3D270917120662%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7488880924619 694413


            It's definitely a warm-weather jacket, though. It's got high linen content.

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              #7


              MaxMan - That pic is what drew my attention to the jacket!


              Alan - thanks for all the feedback! I actually like the flaps. I've seen them on traditional DB trenchs and IMO it sets it apart/makes it unique. For example...


              http://www.thestyleblogger.com/156/cant-stand-the-rain/


              I really like the Blue BB Trench as well. Strangely, the zipper looks gold in some pics and silver in others?


              Not a fan of the Hickey Freeman option, specifically the double collar.

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                #8


                Yeah, it's all personal preference. That's why both are so common, I'm sure.

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                  #9


                  The lining is cotton, so you don't have to worry about it retaining heat. I dislike the non-functional gun flaps though.


                  I would recommend L.L.Bean Signature's trench. Also lightweight (poplin?) cotton but with half lining. It's more of a shoulder season jacket (spring/fall) and can handle anything up to steady rain. If the length is too long, you can take it to a tailor and have him/her chop off a few inches off the bottom. Money-wise, you'll still come out ahead even with tailoring costs.

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                    #10


                    The lack of belt makes it too shapeless, IMO. It causes the natural waist to completely disappear and turns the torso-upper thigh area into one big rectangle.

                    Ben

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                      #11


                      @BenR: Perfect for those of us without much of a shape!

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                        #12


                        To me, the trench coat and outerwear in general is foremost supposed to be functional and layer/protect on top of a suit/sportcoat/whatnot, so waist suppression should really be secondary.

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                          #13


                          Have a look at the Hilfiger one Joe has just put up in the sale for $120.


                          http://dappered.com/2012/04/tommy-hi...s-family-sale/

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                            #14


                            $199 for a Brooks Brother's trench is a much better deal than $120 for a Hilfiger

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                              #15


                              Actually, $170 for a BB trench. The 15% off appears when you add it to the cart. It's 25% off site-wide if you have a card there. Sale ends today, 4/5 (as reported on Put This On).

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