I am planning to buy a trench coat for the spring, and I wonder what you all think about length. I don't necessarily need this to be the trench coat of a lifetime, and I am definitely not making a Burberry purchase here. I'm not even entirely sure how much I will wear it. All I know is that I love the idea of a trench coat and I want to give it a try.

In my mind, I have been thinking of a very traditional look -- double-breasted, straight to just above the knee, light khaki (see pic 1). However, I just stopped in to my favorite consignment shop and they have a Banana Republic one that fits me perfectly but is shorter than I had expected -- it's mid-thigh length (otherwise, a traditional design) -- similar to pic 2. I could get this one for $10, plus what I have on account at the store.

I will likely wear this trench with jeans most of the time -- skinnies, straights, and BFs. What do you think is the right length trench for jeans?

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