Custom Trench - Help Me Pick My Details! :)

So... I'm totally smitten with the chance to make my own trench coat! I've had great deal of difficulty finding a navy coat AND of a below-the-knee length for myself!

I've often played around with the Burberry Bespoke, but it was never a possibility for me.

I have a design sort of picked out (#1 to 5); but if any of the details look off, please let me know! Also, any preference on a thread colour? (#6 to #10) - I won't let you know my favourite just in case ;)

ETA: Tell me I'm crazy to spend $400 on a trench coat.

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  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Yaaaaay! Living through you! I think I like the stitching in 8, 9, or 10 best.

  • AJ replied 5 years ago

    Lyn, what's the difference between #6 and #10? It looks the same on my monitor. Could you please list the different colors for all 5.

  • jayne replied 5 years ago

    i also cannot see alot of diff in the stitching except lighter or darker. i prefer the matching stitching for you

  • lyn* replied 5 years ago

    6) Teal
    7) Green, light
    8) Grey, light
    9) Grey, dark
    10) Blue, royal

    :p Sorry, they're a bit hard to tell.

  • AJ replied 5 years ago

    You have long cold winters, so the price per wear will go down quickly. I think low contrast stitching will keep it modern for years to come. I vote #9. FAB coat and the plaid lining is fun!

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Girl, if I could get my dream trench, which would work in my lifestyle and in my climate for $400, even I'd do it. And you know how I like to cut corners on price.

    Is there an option for matching navy stitching?

  • replied 5 years ago

    I think it's going to look stunning. I vote 9 for stitching.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    I think $400 for a custom trench that you can wear for years is actually a really good price. And now you've got me thinking....but back to you!

    I love the details you've chosen and navy is so classic without the harshness of black. Like AJ, I really like #9 due to the contrast in the stitching.

    Is this from the link that Rae had provided?

  • DonnaF replied 5 years ago

    Another vote for #9! $400 does not seem crazy at all. Does it have a heavy button or zip out lining?

  • replied 5 years ago

    I love it with any stitching. In fact, if they make a mistake with your order, just have them send it my way. ;)

  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    #8 & 9. $400 is not a bad price at all, as these things go.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Whoa, this is amazing, and if it looks anywhere near as good as that in real life, $400 is a total bargain. You will LOVE this coat! (I would, too...) I really like the plaid lining - so fun. As for the stitching, I think #9, but they all look good.

  • Debora replied 5 years ago

    This looks like a star piece to me. I prefer #6 and 9 for stitching.

  • Echo replied 5 years ago

    LOVE the coat, however, I prefer the stitching in the first five pictures. I prefer NO contrast in the stitching. Contrast stitching (low or high) makes the coat look less expensive, less sophisticated and less timeless. I would go with entirely matching stitching that you cannot tell from the coat.

  • lyn* replied 5 years ago

    :P Well, I hope it's as good as it looks - if it isn't, I apparently can send it back for a refund (to France - lol!)

    I guess we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed!

    @ Shannon - yep, Rae's site!

  • Ingunn replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! I'd pay $400 for that, no doubt. You'll have it for a decade or two. I prefer lower contrast on the stitching, too. Fab with the plaid lining! Now I want one.

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