Everything about the trench coat
The Trench Classic - A Must Have Piece.
Trench coats were the unmistakable hallmarks of movie detectives like Colombo and Phillip Marlowe. They have solved the most difficult cases in their sand-coloured coats, have become cult figures and the trench coat gained cult status. It was invented by Thomas Burberry in 1879 for the British military. He developed a revolutionary material that was ideal for the army.
Immediately, the British cavalry was equipped with the coat. The trench coat was not just lighter, but also very practical. The long slit helped the horse-back riders to comfortably sit in the saddle and the broad lengthy sides kept the legs dry on rainy days. A trench is and has always been made from gabardine. Gabardine is made of lightweight fabric which, thanks to its special weave, repels water and protects from bad weather. The material may consist of pure wool or blended yarns. A classic trench coat has the following characteristics. Long slit, side pockets with button closure, cuffs and epaulettes - each with a button. It is double-breasted and has a belt with metal eyelets. To add a trench coat to your wardrobe is a good investment.
It’s a convenient helper during transitional periods against the cold days - stylish, never too much and suitable for any look. The simple straight shape can be very versatile and combined with every colour, pattern and fabric.
Especially nice, tone in tone with matching sand-coloured pants. And how exactly do you wear the trench without looking like a detective? Under no circumstance button up the coat! The coat stays open!
The belting dangles casually on the sides or is tied in the back.
That gives it a more waisted fit, keeps the width tight and gives it shape. Carrying it over your shoulders, the sporty coat gets a glamorous touch. Even if a trench looks best unbuttoned, when it’s raining it must be weatherproof. Put the flap-lapel one above the other, knot the belt 2 times at the front and defy the weather (almost) without an umbrella.
Tip: Do not pull the belt like a normal belt through the clasp, this takes away from the nonchalant vibe. For what’s under the trench, the clothes should be at least a hand width shorter than the coat’s hem. Long dresses, whether they’re elegant evening dresses or boho style dresses, used to be a no go under a trench coat, this combination would have been a fatal break in style in the past. Nowadays, the small break is allowed, but care should be taken to ensure that the colours are consistent. A trench stands for every woman and suits every figure, but the proportions have to be right. We recommend a XXL coat for tall women, knee-length and with a slim cut bottom, so that the coat won’t look like a tent. Slender women with boyish figures can buy coats with many details.
Wide lapels and a double button placket don’t conjure existing curves.
Generally, it is important to pay attention to a good fit and to selected proportions. Large models with wide lapels and many details are really only for large women, stick to a small lapel and a simple button strip, otherwise you’ll be visually sinking in the coat.
Whether sporty, with sneakers and jeans or elegant, like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the trench coat always looks stylish. It reflects a philosophy of life, shows non-conventionality and combines practicality with fashion.