Burberry coat

When you get a moment, Angie, can you tell us something about this Burberry? 

I hope to replace/ upgrade my old VC mixed-media military style peacoat which has been a total workhorse for me. This is far more than I expected/ planned to spend, but I know from experience that when it comes to this type of coat, if it is the right item, I'll wear it for a decade or more. 

Visually, this ticks a lot of my boxes. I am not sure it's in the budget, but I'd like to know if it is worth considering at all. 

Thank you! 

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  • Colette replied 5 years ago

    Suz, it looks like a gorgeous coat! Looking forward to what Angie has to say about it.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago


    Maximal though - check out the back. Is that okay?

    You have to NOT be precious with it if you're going to get a Burberry, Suz. Can you do that? 

  • Beth replied 5 years ago

    Suz, I hope this works out for you. Its GORGEOUS, and if you buy it, you must give it a name and a special place in your closet. :D

  • JAileen replied 5 years ago

    I saw it earlier and love it. It said it was navy, but it looks army green in the pictures.

  • Beth replied 5 years ago

    Angie, can one give a coat a name and still not be precious with it? I hope so! :P

  • Joyce B replied 5 years ago

    That coat is gorgeous! Looks sold-out.

    -Angie, what would make it precious? I am not even sure about what that means...

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Sure, Beth. Why not!

    Joyce, Suz *might* want to "leave it for good" because it's a Burberry. That's being precious with it. But Suz needs an ink coat workhorse - so I'm asking the question. 

  • Bijou replied 5 years ago

    Joyce I understand what Angie means because I have been 'precious' about items, and have subsequently regretted the purchase because of this. What it means is that you think it is too good to wear and save it for special occasions, and not get the wear out of it that you should. Burberry coats are well made so they can and should be wardrobe workhorses.

  • Beth replied 5 years ago

    Gotcha! There's definitely no "leaving it for good." Shoot, I'd wear that thing to bed if it was in my closet.

    It looks like it's already sold out, but Suz, you would look amazing in this. Stalk it. 

  • Joyce B replied 5 years ago

    Oh I see, I have done that type of a thing, I feel like taking care of it so it lasts longer and then I did not wear it when it was in style... that's bad, I will keep your comments in mind although I don't have any Burberry unfortunately...

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Well, it appears the question is moot because it's sold out! Ah well. I hesitated because I don't know my size, because the price, because because...  anyway. I may put a call in to the Toronto store and see if they will have it at the sale. But it may not be my time yet. 

    Angie, that is a great question. If an item is an essential for me style, I never treat it as too precious. I'll wear it to the ground. My Reiss blazer is a perfect example. I am sorry to say it is starting to show a little shine at the cuffs and inside sleeves....but to me, that is a sign of what a great purchase it was. It may have been pricey, and was (in fact it was the most expensive clothing item I'd ever bought, to that point) but I wear that baby!

    The only times I orphan expensive items are when they turn out not to be staples for me -- like my gilet, alas. (Note -- not saying I regret that purchase -- I love it! But I can guarantee that the Burberry coat, or one in that style, if it fit and looked good, would be worn more often in a single year than I might wear the gilet in 10.) 

  • replied 5 years ago

    I think things come back in stock quite often. I wouldn't give up!
    This coat ticks most boxes for me, but there are two issues :
    - length - it seems awfully short, but maybe that's just on the tall model?
    - price - of course.

  • cherylm replied 5 years ago

    The Burberry coat is gorgeous - I am looking for a non-black non-gear winter coat so tried it on. It is very maximal - large collar and all the detail swallowed me up but I have a small head and need to accept the fact that I am short . On someone taller without a peanut head, it is beautiful.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Cherylm, that's great information, thank you. 

    I'm short (5'4") but have a large head. I tend to like dramatic collars even though some on the forum have commented at times that they are too much for me. (Some of my coats, below). But a lot of detail might be a problem for sure. 

    Smittie, I feel the same about its length. One reason I liked my older (very cheap from Winner's VC coat) is it is a bit longer than a traditional pea coat, more like a car coat. 

  • replied 5 years ago

    ...Cherylm: stop selling me this coat! I have a very large head! It should work!

    The Trina Turk coat from last year flared out, and that was what I wasn't sure about (well that and the black colour).

    With this coat, it is straight up and down, which makes it less maximal to me.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Right, but the one issue for those of us with curvy bums...it has a bunch of pleats in the back. It's really touch and go whether that would work for me. Another reason to try in person, if possible. I also have no idea about Burberry sizing. 

  • replied 5 years ago

    Suz: your lilac coat reminds me that I really liked the quality of the jcrew coats too.

  • Diana replied 5 years ago

    It's beautiful, and I really hope you get to try it.  I have a Burberry wool coat and love it (mine is a longer trench style).  I think you get over the "too precious" thing pretty quickly.  Somewhere around here there is a picture of me wearing mine in a snowstorm at a YLF meetup. ;)

    The item description says 30" which on me (and you too, I should think) would definitely cover my bum.  I think that's the right length for a peacoat.

    I think the collar is well-proportioned (as is the length).  That's the thing about Burberry, they do proportions so well; it's little things you don't think about like where the decorative buttons and flaps are located, that really make it look a notch above the rest. 

  • Tanya replied 5 years ago

    It is a gorgeous coat, Suz, and has lots of potential. You have to at least try it on.

  • Beth replied 5 years ago

    Suz, I have a shorter cotton/wool Burberry with a pleated back similar to this one. My version has a nifty hidden tab that buttons the middle pleat together and keeps the back view nice and neat. Maybe the NAS version has one too?

    Also, in my limited experience, Burberry runs small/narrow.

    Added a picture to show you what it looks like.

  • Diana replied 5 years ago

    Burberry actually runs TTS for me, surprisingly, although some styles are too narrow in the hips for me no matter what. 

    (Make sure you check whether the sizing is british or american though.  Mine has both on the label.)

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Thanks Diana and Beth. I really do love the idea of a high quality pea coat. I'll just have to decide if the whole budget is going to go there. Other than undies, that is. I really really need the jeans and boots, so...

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Glad to hear it, Suz. TRY THE COAT, if it comes back into stock. 

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Angie, thank you. Do you think I should try a 2 or 4? Some of my coats are one size and some the other...

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    I think size 4.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Thank you, Angie

  • gryffin replied 5 years ago

    Ok I know that it's probably anathema to mention pendelton in the same thread as burberry, but if the burberry does not fit or you don't want to break the bank, I wanted to make sure you saw this.  I was surfing coats and noticed the lovely navy color and splendid reviews.  Did I mention water resistant? Just wanted to make sure you saw it.  

  • Jaime replied 5 years ago

    Oh good luck Suz. I imagine an expensive item like that will be returned by a good number of people.

  • Style Fan replied 5 years ago

    It looks olive green to me.  I love it.  If I were looking for a coat it would be on my list.

  • bridgie replied 5 years ago

    I hope you get to try the coat Suz.

  • Tammyb replied 5 years ago

    I love what Angie said about "precious". I realize I do that with HEWIs when I get them.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Gryffin, thank you! YES! I did notice that coat and think it is beautiful and was actually considering. I may ask Angie about it. I do worry that it is shorter than I might wish. But it looks fantastic and reviews are positive. It's a bit more casual than I am hoping for, and yet it would be such a useful item that I am tempted....

  • tulle replied 5 years ago

    Suz, I hope you will have a chance to try this coat.  The workmanship looks exquisite, the shaping of the back is really beautiful, and I know those silver buttons must make your heart beat faster!  On the minus side, (besides the price) the color is iffy online--could be a deep  grey-blue or just a dull navy--and that collar is a LOT of collar.  If all those issues get resolved, and you manage to find one in your size, I think you will have no trouble wearing it everyday and feeling fabulous.

  • JAileen replied 5 years ago

    It's available in size 8 right now.

  • Lisa replied 5 years ago

    That's a gorgeous coat.  I certainly see you rocking that style.  

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