trench coats: Just for posers or a good idea in the P.A.W

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Hell y3ah I want to be just like ne0 from the matrixs
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trench coats: Just for posers or a good idea in the P.A.W

Post by Sage » Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:13 am

I am sure some of us here have a trench coat. When the shit hits the fan would you be keeping yours at home or just be caught dead in one.
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Post by Raccoon City Survivor » Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:18 am

I don't, and I wouldn't want one. Tight clothes and short hair.

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Post by Andrew Sad » Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:27 am

I personally feel that wearing a trenchcoat (unless you're a detective :wink: ) is just a ploy for attention. I can't think of a reason to wear one, ever, especially in a situation with the undead.

However, it might (to certain individuals) give a psychological boost of somesort. Maybe.
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Post by Matias » Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:42 am

Raccoon City Survivor wrote:I don't, and I wouldn't want one. Tight clothes and short hair.
Yep. Trenchcoats are for action movies. They'd be a nuisance in any PAW.
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Post by GhostTiger » Sun Oct 17, 2004 1:01 am

Here is an idea, put on your trench coat and walk through the woods at night. Don't stay completely on the trail either, walk between bushes and such, and see how often you get snagged, even for a second or two.
The only time I wear my duster is when it is raining and I have to walk somewhere.

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Post by will » Sun Oct 17, 2004 1:21 am

i have about a dozen and i almost never wear any of them.

in very cold weather when you are standing around (guard duty?) they are great. thats why the military uses them but i wouldnt want to run in the darn thing.
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Post by Sam » Sun Oct 17, 2004 8:02 am

If its not a quality coat and you aren’t on a occasion where it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary (rainy funerals come to mind) trench coats are pretty stupid. All a trench coat does is tell others that you are hopelessly insecure and are liable to be annoying if one spoke to you. Or at least that’s what I feel when I see one.

Bad for any sort of survival related purposes, obviously. You’ll be better off with a coat or vest.

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Post by jamoni » Sun Oct 17, 2004 8:51 am

That's funny. I wore one yesterday, with my sweet stetson hat, and a silk shirt. I didn't feel like a badass matrix-poser, but I DID get told I looked very nice several times. So if getting hot girls at the coffee shop to notice one-self is the ONLY use of a trenchcoat, I'm cool with that. Oh, and it's warm.
Obviously it stays in the closet during the PAW.
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Post by Matias » Sun Oct 17, 2004 9:04 am

Trenchcoats are for funerals and casablanca.
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Post by JMalone » Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:13 am

I'm sort of ambivalent here. On one hand, the trenchcoat might slow me down, might get tangled in a bush or grabbed by a zombie, and might make me look like a matrix clone. On the other hand, it can hold useful equipment in addition to my vest, it can provide minimal protection against falls, hits, and the weather (if it is leather, anyway), and, like Andrew Sad said, it would provide me with a boost of psychotics, or something.

So I'd wear one. Bah.

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Post by bgaesop » Sun Oct 17, 2004 1:17 pm

I like my trenchcoat! Of course, it is a Humphrey Bogart style one, not a Matrix one, and I probably would switch to my leather jacket in the PAW, but I think it's cool. It also is functional in bad weather/winter, which is pretty much the only time I wear it.

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Post by Horatio_Tyllis » Sun Oct 17, 2004 6:25 pm

Trenchcoats rock in the rain. I also tend to like them. In a zombie PAW, hells no... in a regular ol' PAW? maybe. It's certainly something i wouldn't mind having just sitting at my bug out location with any other clothing i would have stashed there.
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Post by -Jason- » Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:11 pm

I like mine and wear it in the cold. In a zombie PAW they would grab it all the time. So its a stupid idea.

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Post by Hunter for Hire » Mon Oct 18, 2004 3:06 pm

Andrew Sad wrote: I can't think of a reason to wear one
Duh, to hide your sword of course.
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Post by Andrew Sad » Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:50 pm

Hunter for Hire wrote:
Andrew Sad wrote: I can't think of a reason to wear one
Duh, to hide your sword of course.
Change sword to gun, and I see your point.
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Post by Djinn » Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:13 pm

I get annoyed by those of you who view trenchcoats as a "ploy for attention" or an "Attempt to boost self esteem." How would it boost self esteem?...hmm..maybe if someone said, "hey man..nice coat." In which case....so frickin' what? That's just like you wearing a nice shirt.

I like trench coats. I do not currently own one, however I do like them. Whatever coat you wear is a matter of fashion, not always a matter of "look at me! look at me! I think i'm neo!" I have news for you. Trench coats have been around for years before the Matrix, and before the Columbine crap. I liked them before that crap, and I will continue to like them regardless.

Finally, no a trench coat would not be a good idea for a PAW. I have a short, fairly durably leather coat that would be much more sensible for use during a PAW. Leather is a good idea for a zombocolypse, harder for the bastards to bite through.

Addendum: Are there people who wear trench coats and "think they're oh so cool because it's in the movies 'n such." Yes. However, I find that these people are in the minority of people who wear trench coats.
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Post by jamoni » Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:18 pm

Okay, this topic is dumb. So to it, I say:
"GRANNYBALLS!"
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Post by Matias » Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:10 pm

Jamoni wrote:Okay, this topic is dumb. So to it, I say:
"GRANNYBALLS!"
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Post by Malambis » Wed Oct 20, 2004 7:07 am

Anyone who is wearing a trench coat because they think it makes them look cool won't last long during the Zombocalypse. There are much more efficient clothing options, fashion is of the lowest priority when your life is on the line.

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Post by Ephek+ » Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:42 am

I wouldn't wear a trenchcoat because they scare me.

I WOULD wear one of those longer leather coats, like maxpayne styles.

Zombie hands would slide off of it so it wouldn't be too bad, but normal fabric is to frictionous.(is that a word?)
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Post by jamoni » Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:16 pm

Ephek+ wrote:I wouldn't wear a trenchcoat because they scare me.

I WOULD wear one of those longer leather coats, like maxpayne styles.

Zombie hands would slide off of it so it wouldn't be too bad, but normal fabric is to frictionous.(is that a word?)
I don't know what the hell you mean.
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Post by SlingsVaqueros » Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:34 am

I think he means the 3/4 style leather jackets, they only come down to mid calf or the back of the knee.

There are lots of different long coats, each developed for differant reasons. My over-coat, for example, is a wool/cashmear blend that is designed for warmth and to be worn over a suit. It has never and will never be introduced to a harsh environment, it is ment to look professional and stay warm, think "Italian funeral..."

My old duster was designed to keep the rain off me while I ride the horse, and yes, I wore it whil on horse-back. The little cape-like extention is to lead the rain that falls off your hat, off your shoulders.

The trench coat is another form of over-wear that is meant to protect you from the elements, but not the cold, which is why it's great to wear layers. The classic WWI trench coat (named for trench warfare) is oil-treated canvas that will repel the rainfall and other moisture that filled the trenches on a near constant basis.

I loved the look and the practical application of all of these caots, and I have worn them all, but since the whole Coloumbine Tragedy, I have given up the black trench-caot in favor of more friendly looking garb. I know there are folks who still proudly wear whatever they want in an effort to prove that what you wear doesn't affect who you are, but that's not what other folks see and I have to make a living.

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Post by Red Panda » Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:49 am

Ok, is this one of those Highlights for Kids puzzles where we have to spot the differences?

Next question: Why don't you put a copy of this in the "What you look like" thread?

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Post by kyle » Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:55 am

Red Panda wrote:Ok, is this one of those Highlights for Kids puzzles where we have to spot the differences?

Next question: Why don't you put a copy of this in the "What you look like" thread?
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