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Long jacket

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:06 pm
by Stevenloan
Hi you guys! What do you call the kind of long jacket that David Beckham wears in the following link (the first picture)?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/3 ... s-clothes/

Thanks very much!

StevenLoan

Re: Long jacket

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:29 pm
by Erik_Kowal

Re: Long jacket

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:57 am
by BonnieL
Aren't trench coats usually belted? I can't see if his has a belt or not. I would think it's a double breasted coat. Could be wrong, tho - it's happened before. :)

Re: Long jacket

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:11 am
by Bobinwales
My trench coat looks like this. I wish I did.
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I would have called Beckham's a great coat,
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Re: Long jacket

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:04 am
by Erik_Kowal
There's a lot of overlap between a trench coat, a greatcoat and an overcoat. Partly because garment design keeps changing and evolving, there's no consensus regarding the exact definition of each of these descriptors.

Based purely on the references I've cited (including the images attached to the articles), a belt doesn't appear to be mandatory for any of these coats to be included in the sub-categories I've mentioned.

Re: Long jacket

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:44 am
by tony h
This is the coat ... https://www.kentandcurwen.com/military- ... em10a.html

The manufacturer calls it a Military Greatcoat.

The main difference between a greatcoat and a trenchcoat is that a trenchcoat is designed to be substantially more waterproof than a greatcoat by using waterproof materials such as rubberised materials such as MacIntosh and design features such as Raglan sleeves and closures around the wrists and neck. The Greatcoat used the natural properties of wool to protect from the rain, and a shoulder cape - although the shoulder cape is often missing from items described as a Greatcoat. I think my Grandfather would have described it as a "warm" as allowed by the British Army but, although technically more accurate, the name Warm for coats seems to have been absorbed into the term Greatcoat.

Re: Long jacket

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:38 pm
by Stevenloan
Erik, BonnieL, Bob and tony h : Thank you all very very much. I really appreciate it.