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spectacular value for money
on 27 December 2013
Very stylish, well made yet simple trenchcoat with clean lines albeit with less detailing than the expensive versions such as Burberry, Aquascutum etc. The colour is nice, a neutral military green but it doesn't look too army surplus. It will also go with just about any other colours.
If you're 6 ft tall order the extra long. I m 6 ft and very skinny, I find the size 38 is true to size with enough room to wear a suit jacket under. If you're well built I advise you consider ordering a size up.
Fabric is wool gaberdine so it's warmer than other trenchcoats which are often made from cotton or polyester. It also has the advantage of better performance in the rain. There's a detachable lining made from cotton. I think it would be fairly easy to customize this coat and change the lining for something a bit warmer. However, if you're wearing something warm underneath this coat should be comfortable in most temperate winter climates.
This really is a classic wardrobe staple which can be dressed up or down. For the price this coat is astonishing value for money, even with it being army surplus stock which has clearly never been worn. 'New' trenchcoats from the department stores cost upwards of £150.00, that's if they happen to be 'in'. The last time I bought a trenchcoat was about ten years ago. None of the chain stores were selling them. The only store where I could find one was Acquascutum and it cost £100's.
I take my clothes and style very seriously and I don't as a rule like cheap clothes but this is an incredibly chic and stylish bargain and in my view is all the trenchcoat any man will need.