I want to get a Burberry trench in the sales, but the one I have my eye on isn't lined (just the shoulders). Would this look strange, or sit in an odd way because it doesn't have a lining? Does anyone have an unlined coat - do they drape over you clothes or "catch" on them?
Lining is a MUST--it makes the jacket much, much warmer. Unless you will be wearing the coat just for fashion or when it it is warm, you may want to find a version with a lining. Many of the Burberry coats have zip-out linings that way you can have it both ways!
I live in the snow belt, so it would be a spring/summer/fall rain-coat only. Even with a lining, (and I assume you mean an insulated lining,) it wouldn't be suitable for the winter here.
My query is about standard silk/satin lining that coats/jackets usually have, not the warm lining that zips out.
FWIW, I used my Burberry (long one, with removable wool lining) winters in Michigan and New Jersey. I didn't hike a mile in it in 0 degrees, LOL, but I woreit for business (drove around to accounts), and to church, friends, etc. Didn't stay outside for hours in it; for that I had my full-length Primaloft insulated LL Bean (or some stor like that) coat
I have a couple of trench coats that are only partially lined, as you describe, and I love them. The lack of lining is no problem/issue at all in how the coat hangs and wears. If you like the coat, go for it.