Burberry trench coat (old, sz 2 altered, similar), LOFT top + J.Crew pants (both old)
I’ve done no shortage of Burberry posts over the years, so was excited at the opportunity to blog more about their current collection. I already have a few of their coats which I love to pieces and am not yet in the market for another, so wanted to share some similar options. The trench coat style is full of history, plus combines rainy day functionality with a flattering belted silhouette - what's not to like?
Out of the dozens of options ranging greatly in price, I picked three styles to try from the lower end of Burberry's trench pricing – the Marystow poplin short trench (25% off), the Mottram poplin trench (30% off), and the cotton Reymoore trench with detachable hood. All three are by Burberry Brit, which is their (relatively) less-expensive “sportswear” line, versus their core London line and extravagantly-priced Prorsum runway collection.
Fit: The brand only makes regular sizing, so prepare to need some sleeve alterations if you are on the shorter side, but look for a good off-the-rack fit in the shoulder, torso, and length. I tried a size 2 in all of them (apparently some styles now come in 00 or 0, but 2 was the smallest I found in these) and the Reymoore fit best for me personally:
Burberry Reymoore trench (I'm trying the $795 option, and there's also an $895 one with removable quilted lining, which seems like a nifty feature!), JBrand jeans, BP booties (size up)
For someone my size (approx 5 feet tall, 32-24-32), I'd suggest the same alterations I got on my Burberry trench - shorten and slim sleeves, and move up belt loops (see "back" photo below with the belt at my natural waist). Be sure to wear a thick sweater or blazer when getting measured for alterations so you leave enough width for layering. Please note from my last tailoring post that these alterations may leave small stitching holes behind when the loops and straps are shifted upwards. Reymoore details:
I also really liked the Reymoore's zip-off hood with large front "neck warmer" flaps - wish more jackets came with these options for windy + rainy days! I wasn't able to take photos of the Marystow or Mottram, but the torso and sleeves on those felt noticeably roomier than the Reymoore. I would say the latter style runs at least 1 size small compared to U.S. brands, while the Marystow/Mottram fit more true to U.S. brands. Sizes go quickly due to markdowns, so if you don't see yours you can check back for re-stocks, or call stores with the style # (Nordstrom will ship to homes for free and price match other retailers with the exact style).
Cut + Material: I liked the slim Reymoore cut best, but between just the two "M" styles I personally preferred the regular shoulder cut on the Marystow vs. the raglan or baseball-style sleeves on the Mottram. I have narrow sloping shoulders that could use a little definition so raglan doesn't usually work for me. Material-wise, all are water-resistant light to medium weight and I actually liked the poplin blend (65% poly, 35% cotton), as it's a slightly stiffer material than the 100% cotton of the Reymoore, but that's personal preference.
Styling: Other differences include light marbled horn buttons on the Marystow, dark on the Mottram, and a dark champagne bronze metal on the Reymoore that I liked best out of the three (the pretty marbled ones being a close second). Each style also came with classic Burberry details like buttoned shoulder epaulettes, back storm flap (for water droplets to drip off to the ground and not onto your back), stiffened collar with clasp, and belted wrist cuffs. I hope those of you interested get to try on a few to find one perfect for you, as the trench is truly a classic piece that can be loved for years to come. If anyone has insight to share, I'm curious what some notable differences are between these Brit trenches and the London ones priced at double or more!
This was a sponsored post by Nordstrom to share Burberry fall apparel. As always, opinions are my own.