This is the end result folks to get you excited.
Looks cool right?
I usually just knotted it normally in a double tie, but then I realized there’s a Burberry way to tie it.
(Gosh.. I’ve drunk the Kool-Aid!)
It’s simple once you know how it’s done, but damn, if you try and Google this crap and watch videos on YouTube to learn how it’s done, you’ll never get anywhere if you’re anything like me (an idiot, naturally.)
You don’t even need a Burberry trench to do this (obviously). Try it on a bunch of others.
HOW TO TIE A CLASSIC BURBERRY KNOT IN YOUR TRENCH – ORIGINAL VERSION
This is how it starts. It’s a lot simpler than it looks.
PULL THE STRAP WITHOUT THE BUCKLE A BIT LONGER
Cross the buckles over each other
Put the buckled one underneath the other strap without a buckle.
Start making a simple knot
Simple Knot is done
Loop the strap under
Now here’s where the easiest but trickiest looking part starts.
Turn the strap without the buckle underneath the other one with the buckle..
Get ready to loop it over
Looks like this before you start looping it through:
Lift it up and over
And set the strap to go through the loop that has been created by the simple knot.
Pull the strap through the loop
You should now start pulling it through the loop..
Loosely, it looks like this. You can still adjust it to make the straps shorter or longer, or at least even!
Tighten, and it should look like this at the end with the ends flared out!
HOW TO TIE A CLASSIC BURBERRY KNOT IN YOUR TRENCH – ALTERNATE VERSION
The second version ends up looking like this, the ends are not as flared out.
I ended up creating this knot because I couldn’t tie the original one (duh!), and it gives it another look if you don’t want something quite so flared.
Let’s start with the step everyone knows:
CROSS THE BUCKLE-SIDED STRAP OVER THE NON-BUCKLED-SIDED STRAP
I like putting the strap with the buckle OVER the strap that has the pointed end and no buckle.
You will need to thread the strap you put underneath through the knot, so without a buckle makes it easier to loop it through.
Make sure you make the buckled strap a little bit shorter, and the non-buckled strap longer, or else you’ll run out of space on the other side as you’re doing all this folding and knotting.
(You can do it the other way too, I’m just trying to save you the trouble.)
Even if you make it too short or too long, it’s easy to adjust it at the end to make it even.
FOLD THE NON-BUCKLED STRAP
The non-buckled strap as you can see (with the point), will now fold in half over the buckled one.
Following me so far?
SHIFT THAT STRAP DOWN AND STRAIGHTEN IT
Make the folded, non-buckled strap straight (you pointed it up before, now straighten it).
FOLD THE STRAP UNDERNEATH THE TWO STRAPS NOW TO CREATE A KNOT
Now you wrap that non-buckled strap underneath both to create the start of the knot.
TWIST THAT FOLDED STRAP UP STRAIGHT SO THE POINT IS GOING UP
Keep everything from step 4 AS IS, and just move the strap to point UP behind the knot.
This is the crucial part!
I kept missing this part in watching those crappy Youtube videos and ended up with this alternative of a knot.
PULL THAT STRAP DOWN THAT WAS POINTED UP, THROUGH THE FOLD
There. Hard part done.
PULL THROUGH AND TIGHTEN THE KNOT
Even if you make it too short or too long, it’s easy to adjust the straps before really tightening them.
Just pull on one end or the other to make it look even at the bottom.
Version 2. 🙂
Choose the one you like.
BURBERRY TRENCH COAT DUPES
If you don’t care about it being Made in China, or the supposed step up in quality in a Burberry trench, I offer you these options:
BANANA REPUBLIC IS THE BEST OF THE LOWER COST OPTIONS
Shop the trench here.
J. CREW HAS A DECENT ICON TRENCH COAT
Shop the exact J. Crew Icon Trench Coat .. Some people really love it.
BROOKS BROTHERS WOULD BE A SOLID PICK
It looks very close to a Burberry trench, and has a very beautiful feel to it.
COACH MAKES A SERIOUS BURBERRY DUPE
Coach also has a nice looking trench coat here as well.
I like the weight of this one, and I’d say it is the closest in DETAIL to a Burberry – with the cuffs, the buttons, etc.
I personally find it the nicest of all of them.
THE ONE TRENCH EVERY BLOGGER RAVES ABOUT…
Everlane Drape Trench Coat is probably the closest dupe to a Burberry you’re going to find. I touched it in person in NYC and rather liked the weight and feel of it. It is of course NOT a Burberry, so if that is really your thing – I suggest you buy Burberry.
This one however, is quite close.