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Posted 6/21/16
Depending where I'm stationed I might actually have a reason to wear mine. xD

I have a really nice cashmere one that my grandfather passed to me. Looks sharp af.
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Ranwolf wrote:
The only time I've put aesthetics over practically is the times I've cosplayed . Other then that there are the few times more formal wear was required. Otherwise I am not deliberating making myself uncomfortable simply to please my own vanity. And most people seem to agree with that opinion it seems.


You cosplay? Cosplay as? Like your older profile pic but this is cool as well.
Posted 6/21/16
I wear trench coats during the winter sometimes
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no need for heavy coats living in souther Cali always hot lol
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Posted 6/21/16 , edited 6/22/16
Me with a fan of Red Dead Redemption, Also, not a trench coat (a duster) but I like it.

Edit: Not cosplaying at the time. He made the comparison to the game.

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Posted 6/21/16
Those things make men look quite dapper indeed, but I can't imagine they're the height of comfort outside of cold, wet days. They're basically heavy raincoats.
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I thought people stopped wearing them was because of the stigma attached to them from the Columbine shootings. When the shootings first happened, it was reported that the kids who did it called themselves the trench coat mafia. Due to that report, trench coats fell out of style almost overnight.
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Posted 6/21/16 , edited 6/21/16

Elvikun wrote:

Trench coats are intriguing piece of clothing, but the use is limited, because you need pretty harsh weather for a coat to feel "right". Unles you want to be "that sweaty dude".


Pretty much--They're VERY long and occasionally VERY heavy. I like the stylish old trench-ish coat I have for fall ("Oh, excuse me sir, if you don't mind me asking one more question?..." Yeah, it's hard not to give in to the temptation to do that ), but even in New England, there's only a very short window of March/April and October/November that I can wear it between a winter coat and a light windbreaker. Out here, there's winter for a very long time, and you miss spring if you blink.
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Posted 6/21/16
Better Question:

Why in the phuc do you care what someone else decides to wear??..

How is that even remotely relevant??..Sorry that was 2..
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Posted 6/21/16 , edited 6/21/16
Trenchcoats and overcoats are meant to be worn over a suit or other type of jacket. To either protect the nice wool of the suit from rain or provide warmth. Over normal modern cloths its usually not warm enough for a cold winter (even with a liner), and people don't really layer anymore anyway. People in cold environments usually wear a parka or technical jacket with better insulation or an outer shell with better water and wind properties. Trenchcoats are ok in autumn or early spring, but overkill the rest of the time, they also look out of place unless you wear at least business casual attire, Maybe look at a cotton peacoat if you like the look but want to wear it more often in less cold weather with more casual clothes.

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Posted 6/21/16
sadly when i hear trenchcoat my mind jumps to some kind of public shooting or some pervert flashing people.... I think there cool on tv or in anime but in real life errr
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Because despite having a heavenly display of swag, people seem to assume people who wear trench coats are like this:

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Posted 6/21/16
Just not practical for me anymore. That's a lot of coat to be lugging around. I used to own one and it was very nice in the winter.
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Posted 6/21/16
Because we can't all be 90's action heroes hiding a shotgun under his coat.
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