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2013 Structured Cotton Trench Coat with Studded Leather Collar

Burberry Prorsum

2013 Structured Cotton Trench Coat with Studded Leather Collar


IT 50 - 50 Chest - L: Can also fit an IT 48  - 38 Chest - S/M.

Burberry Prorsum leather-trimmed trench coat from A/W 2013-2013. In excellent used condition. Made in Italy. RRP: $2495 (£1501)

Burberry's A/W 2013 I ♥ Classics collection was a 'Best of' anthology of Christopher Bailey's characteristic sartorial approach. Sharply tailored, slightly humorous and unashamedly luxurious, the collection was a commercial success while still making a fairly unorthodox statement. Understated designs from the Burberry archives were shown in unconventional materials. This all-black trench coat is one of the collection's more serious pieces, and stands out in its hard-edged aesthetic and flawless execution. 

The cut: The coat's design is a Burberry Prorsum classic, reissued every year with minor seasonal variations. Unlike pieces from the London line, the cut is sharp and structured with narrow shoulders, slim sleeves and a fitted body. On the front, a closely positioned 12 button closure lends a modern edge to the traditional design. Vintage buffalo leather adorns the stand-up collar, embellished with polished metal pin studs. This splending detail encapsulates Bailey's luxurious yet refined approach that has become synonymous with Prorsum. Classic trench coat details are abbreviated for a sharp look, such as the small angular gun flap on the upper chest and the short yoke on the back. The fabric: Described by Burberry as 'structured compact cotton sateen', the fabric is a densely woven gabardine with a highly structured drape and a subtle resinated polyurethane coating that gives it a deep colour with a subtle luster. It is an exceptionally hard-wearing material with a beautiful texture that will age wonderfully over time.

The piece is constructed to an exceptional standard, and undoubtedly justifies Burberry's claims of craftsmanship and quality. Its tremendous finishing is best appreciated upon a closer inspection of its well thought-out details: All hardware is made from heavyweight metal with a matte rubberized finish that complements the dark look. The large buttons are engraved with the Burberry Prorsum logo and feature buffalo horn backings on the interior. The leather buckles of the belt and cuff straps are handmade and finely edged like all traditionally made leather goods. The underarms feature large ventilation eyelets that add a subtly aggressive detail. On the back we can see that the belt is secured to the body with a concealed strap, ensuring that it does not move when left unfastened. Likewise, the vent has a layered construction that allows it to expand without exposing the wearer. The interior is fully lined in black jacquard satin on the body and white pinstriped satin on the sleeves. The neck features Prorsum's signature hanging loop chain. 

This enduringly stylish coat is a true classic that will make an awe-inspiring statement. With an impeccable construction that is second to none and supreme details, it is quintessential Burberry Prorsum.

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