The Classic Trench Coat
From one of the most iconic pieces of military uniform to a classic iconic piece in menswear fashion, the trench coat is more than just a coat!
Made of waterproof heavy-duty 100% wool gabardine, the Trench Coat is an obvious choice for spring outfits as its design protects from wind and rain and offers all the structure of a wool overcoat.
This classic coat has stood through time and is still seen as one of the most revered and iconic items of clothing ever invented.
Our made-to-measure trench coats are effortlessly cool and carry the attitude of the powerful, fearless, brave, and mysterious. They incorporate style and function, with a history that makes it all the more impressive.
Military Necessity to Fashion Staple
This classic coat has a long history, which contributed to the rise of the modern trench. It was developed as an alternative to the heavy serge greatcoats worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War. The trench coat was a welcome relief, as it was lighter, more comfortable to move in, shorter and offered a great many uses, as well as being waterproof and warm.
It was adapted to be worn quite literally in the trenches, hence where the coat gets its name. During the Great War, this classic garment took shape with the style that so many of us still wear today.
After the war, many veterans grew somewhat attached to their coats and continued to wear them at home as it became an emblem of distinction and recognition.
In short, it was a handy garment and so much more than just a coat.
Reinventing Vintage Classics
The classic style of the trench coat still has many military influences as every feature serves a purpose and remains ever popular. The lightweight fabric and weatherproof finish also remain a staple characteristic.
Traditionally this garment is double-breasted with ten front buttons and has wide lapels, a storm flap, shoulder straps, and large button-closed pockets. Its belted waist allows for a better fit, and its adjustable cuffs help you stay dry, their initial use was to keep water from running down the forearm when using binoculars in the rain.
The traditional colour of a trench coat was khaki, although our versions come in many colours.
A Stylist’s Favourite
“The trench coat continues to be an iconic garment that can be seen almost every year in fashion shows all over the world. I love my trench coat because it gives me a sense of fashion and utility that no other coat can give me. With all the unique features and different looks possible, it would be a crime not to have one.”Alvaro, Brand Development Specialist Mexico
Adding a trench coat to your wardrobe is a great way to wear your favourite weekend turtleneck and your most comfortable pair of jeans while staying casual and fashion-forward.
The perfect look for a weekend adventure!