What Trench Coat to invest in

Dear Friends,

The next must have item is a classic Trench Coat and for me it has to be in it’s primary and most recognised colour – Khaki.

This raincoat is traditionally made from heavy duty cotton, poplin, leather and a variety of modern day fabrics with technology constantly evolving to improve upon waterproofness and lightness.

It was originally an item of clothing for Army officers (developed prior tot he war but adapted for use in the trenches of the First World War, hence its name) and shows this influence in its styling.

The two luxury British clothing manufacturers each claim to have invented the Trench Coat. Aquascutum lays claim that they developed the coat back in 1850 whilst Thomas Burberry (which would evolve into the world renowned brand Burberry) submitted his design for an Army Officers coat to the United Kingdom War office in 1901.

Visit the Burberry Website for a closer look at this iconic brand:  Burberry

Some photos below of the classic Burberry Trench Coat.

 

 

 

 

 

For a closer look at Aquascutum visit their site here.

Some photographs below of an Aquascutum Trench.

 

 

 

 

Then again not all of us can afford such bespoke Trench Coats, I have found some great classic Trenches at a more palatable price below:
1.  London Fog Trench Coat starting from $ 149.95

Grab yours here.

2.  Vera Wang Double Breasted Trench Coat starting from $ 179.00
Get it today.
3.  Mango Double Breasted Trench Coat starting at $149
Own yours by going here.
4.  Jones New York Double Breasted Trench starting from $ 26 -$ 126
Get yours today.
5.  Calvin Klein Double Breasted Belted Trench starting from $ 145
Buy yours here today.
I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I did putting it together.
A must have piece for your wardrobe this can be worn over a dress or a formal suite. The coat can be complimented with knee length boots or elegant heels.  For some style tips see how these famous faces chose to wear their trenches:

Back soon with more exciting pieces.

xxx


 

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