Burberry Trench Coat Color Opinions

Sup. I'm gonna pull the trigger on a Burberry Chelsea trench coat pretty soon as I gear up for the Winter and was wondering what colors you all think is best (I'm having a tough time deciding for myself). Their three color choices are Honey, Mid Grey, and Black. I honestly like them all. I usually prefer darker colors for outerwear which would normally favor the Black (like most of my coats) or the Grey (for a little diversity), but I think the Honey is nice too. Any opinions? This is kind of a pricy purchase so input is greatly appreciated. As of the moment I'm writing this, I've been talking myself into the Grey.

Comments (14)

Oct 3, 2019

No homo - but this is homo.

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Oct 3, 2019

Its a $2000 jacket. I want some unbiased opinions from people who don't know me.

Oct 3, 2019

You do realize you're on the fashion forum?

Oct 3, 2019

Grey or honey will be more versatile. Black is less versatile because it's a very saturated color and doesn't pair as well with typical menswear palettes of earthier grey/brown/blue/olive/burgundy shades. That said, this is less important for outerwear and you could definitely get away with a black trench.

If you wear a lot of grey pants/suits then you might like the honey to add another hue, but you can't go wrong here. About as classic a look as there is.

Oct 3, 2019

Appreciate the input. I was thinking the same thing. Their shade of grey is different enough from my grey suits that I think it would stand out when paired with them. The Honey is nice but something is telling me I would regret it.

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Oct 4, 2019

I do not see the point of purchasing this trench coat if you do not go with honey. If you choose black or grey, you could find a very similar product for half, if not a quarter, of the price. Simply put, honey is to Burberry as whimsical is to Hermes.

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Oct 26, 2019

this right here is the answer

Oct 9, 2019

Honey just looks right for Burberry trench coats, but if you're not convinced then I would avoid it. I would consider black less versatile across palettes than the grey one. There's also a good argument to be made to go with non-black if you already have a good choice of black coats at home.

Oct 17, 2019

Yeah I've definitely axed black. It is pretty much between Honey and Grey now. I feel what you mean with Honey being the right color. That's the color I always picture when I think of one of these coats.

Oct 9, 2019

My personally opinion is Honey. I just think it is such a coat, you can dress it up or dress it down. I own two burberry scarfs, a checkered shirt and a polo. They look as good as the day I bought them. It's quite the investment but I would not be surprised if it lasted the rest of your life.

"It's okay, I'll see you on the other side"

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Oct 10, 2019

They are nice coats, but I would strongly consider something from Kiton or Attolini instead. Check out New Old Stock on eBay and you'll get a WAY better coat for the money. Brand new from an AD you'd be paying way more but NoS is cheaper.

Oct 17, 2019

Thanks for the input--I'll definitely check them out. I have heard good things about Kiton.

Oct 18, 2019

I would go Honey. One thing to consider though is your own physique because a honey coat will make you look even fatter if you're not in at least decent shape.

Oct 23, 2019