Because of my concern over the coat's length I've done a little trench research. This is an Aquascutum model. It's length from neck to hem is advertised as 94 cm , or 37" . My coat is 37.5 inches, so apparently I'm in the ballpark. BTW the coat above is $720. I think I can come in under that.
This is a Burberry trench. Again the back length is 37". A similar model is available on Bluefly for $1596. Seriously???? The Brooks Brothers model varies from 38 to 40" in length. Dear readers, what's your opinion? Should I try to eek out a little more length? I'm unfortunately very tight on material, so it may not even be possible. Is it worth the struggle to add just an inch or two?