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The Best Trench Coats for Rainy Days

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Trench coat, raincoat, mac? The naming conventions for men’s foul-weather clothing are in shambles these days. Mac or mack, short for Mackintosh — or at least a move to avoid trademark infringement on the original Mackintosh brand — probably came first in the late 180os. The trench coat wasn’t far behind with both Aquascutum and Burberry claiming they invented it near the turn of the 20th century.

But it’s Thomas Burberry that deserves credit for at least popularizing the jacket. He submitted his trench design to the UK’s War Office in 1901, and it became a military staple shortly thereafter. Proper trenches today retain many of the military-inspired details found on the original design, like wide lapels, an integrated waist belt and shoulder straps.

They aren’t hard to find, but you’ll run into more streamlined versions of the trench sold by many brands now that look an awful lot like macs. Confused yet? Just call them raincoats and avoid putting your foot in your mouth; after all, that’s what they’re designed to do: keep the better part of your outfit out of the rain.

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our pick

Water-Repellent Cotton Trench

Shoulder straps? Check. Belt? Check. Wide lapels? Check. Mango’s Water-Repellent Cotton Trench is affordable, approachable and appropriately classic. 

an upgrade

Kensington Classic Trench Coat

We credited Thomas Burberry with popularizing the trench. Why not give his descending luxury label a little love? They make this Kensington Classic Trench Coat in a rich color called honey. It’s manufactured in England and water-repellent.

An affordable alternative

Trench Coat

You can trust Uniqlo to make the classics cheap — but with impressive quality that seems too good to be true. It’s missing some of the major components, but it’s lightweight, good-looking and finished with a waterproof coating.

Plaid Wool Trench Coat

Ralph Lauren Purple Label

No, Ralph Lauren’s Plaid Wool Trench Coat isn’t waterproof. But it’s luxury — and that more than makes up for its inability to survive a light drizzle. (It will but not as gracefully as these other garments.)

Harrier Cotton-Blend Trench

Rag & Bone’s rendition of the trench coat strays from tradition in favor of a more streamlined front and sleeves.

Belted Trench Coat

It’s a trench coat — but make it fashion. That’s exactly where COS’ coat falls. It has the wide lapels and a belt, but it comes in a sleek black.

Trench Coat

This brooding option from Frame leans into modern streetwear aesthetics, including a stark black color and white contrasting text on the back.

Cotton-Twill Trench Coat

This is another example of the trench coat made modern; this time by APC. It’s cut from cotton-twill and has a simple, traditional shirt collar.

Hooded Trench Coat

This is the Mac — or Mackinstosh coat — the kind we talked about in the intro. It has the shape and length of a trench coat but it’s much more modern. See: a hood and drawstrings.

French Wool Grandad Trench Coat

De Bonne Facture’s textured Grandad coat is made from French wool, which means is soft and high pile but definitely not waterproof.

Trench Coat

Philadelphia brand American Trench has perfected the modern trench — hence the name. It’s made from khaki ventile, a vented fabric that’s incredibly water-resistant.

Double Breasted Trench

Zara does reproductions of nearly every pillar style. The trench coat’s no exception. Theirs is double breasted, belted and perfectly boring.

Water-Resistant Trench Coat

Banana Republic combines the length of a peacoat with the sensibilities of a trench for their water-resistant entry to the latter category. Plus, it’s the classic khaki color.

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Trench-Coats – Designer Fashion for Women

Adored for their sleek silhouettes, neutral colors and refined details, designer trench coats for women won’t disappear anytime soon. Whether you opt for a timeless Burberry trench, you’ll be sure to make a classic statement. Coordinate a beige trench with your workwear for a chic finishing touch or master the military trend with a khaki number.

The origin of trench coats

It was in 1879 when Thomas Burberry designed the first trench for soldiers of the British army. The raincoat was manufactured from gabardine, a durable and waterproof fabric, to combat even the rainiest days. Soon after, the outerwear became popular outside the military, dressing both men and women during the transitional weather season. The originally British item was then adapted by the greatest fashion houses and continues to appear reinterpreted each and every season. The most characteristic parts, such as crossover buttons and a waist belt, however, remained unchanged over time. 

Accentuating the waistline in a flattering hourglass silhouette, the garment was a particular favorite of Hollywood’s most iconic actresses. Audrey Hepburn coordinated a beige coat with an LBD, while Marlene Dietrich stunned in a menswear-inspired black number. 

Ways to wear the item

No matter if you select a classic or modern version, you will always appear elegant and well-dressed. A camel Burberry trench is a foolproof option, worn with casual jeans, sneakers and a striped shirt to mirror Miranda Kerr’s weekend look. When heading to a red-carpet event, blend Prada’s navy-hued long coat with your evening gown and a crystal-embellished clutch. If you wish to stand out from the crowd, choose a bright model from the likes of The Marc Jacobs and make sure to keep the rest of your outfit monochrome.

Update your outerwear edit with one of Mytheresa’s trench coats and lean on the support of our customer service team, who will be happy to provide you further style advice. Be sure to also browse similar categories, such as parkas, shearling and leather coats.

Trench Coat Guide

Overcoats and topcoats are an integral part of an elegant gentleman’s wardrobe yet few men know what pieces they should invest in. Therefore, I started a series to reveal the different overcoat & topcoat styles.

With a rainy fall in full swing, this is the perfect season to discuss the Trench Coat, to explore its unique roots and variations and to help you to find a trench that both suits your style and your budget.

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The Trench Coat has come a long way from the battlefields of the 19th century. As far as coats go, the Trench Coat is about as iconic as they come, appreciated for their classic form and functionality by men of all tastes. In order to find the right Trench Coat for yourself, it is important to understand its history.

The History of the Trench Coat

As with many garments today, there are numerous theories about the exact origins of the trench coat, and while it is impossible to find out who is right, I will try to outline possible scenarios – you can then choose the theory that pleases you the most!

American Trenchcoat of the 1940’s

The Early Days – Macintosh & the Rubberized Raincoat

It seems, that the 18th-century coachman’s coat – which was also the predecessor of the greatcoat– was likely the forefather of the trench coat. Unlike modern designer garments, each characteristic feature of the trench was born out of practicality.

Today, the trench coat is classified as a raincoat, which brings us to our starting point at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Back then, gas lighting was becoming increasingly popular, and Glasgow, Scotland, the gas was derived from coal. In 1818, the Scotsman James Syme realized that the by-product, coal-tar naphtha, was capable of dissolving rubber. As has occurred so many times in history, the inventor / discoverer passed on his information to a savvy business person – in this case, Charles Macintosh, who had successfully made a lot of money with dry bleach.

Charles Macintosh

By 1823, Macintosh had found a way to make use of this adhesive rubber solution in garments. He applied it between two layers of cloth, which resulted in a waterproof raincoat that did not feel at all like rubber. Despite the fact that this raincoat had a most unpleasant odor, the Charles Macintosh & Co. was founded in 1824 Manchester, England, which was home to the cotton mills that provided the raw materials for the raincoats.

Although Macintosh was able to sell quite a few of these purely practical garments, the smell was not its only undesirable feature. With the charm of a potato sack, the coat also became sticky like honey in the heat and hard as a board in the cold. Also, the fumes where toxic for the factory workers. By the late 1830s, the coat had fallen out of favor. Advances in production were made, and so by 1854 the company Hellewell advertised the five ounces reversible Paletot, which looked more fashionable and hence was popular with anybody who had to face the elements. Overall, the second incarnation of the raincoat was so popular that they were referred to as Macintosh. Today, the version with a ‘k’, Mackintosh, is more prevalent, and the company is now Japanese-owned.

Aquascutum Grey Goodlake Trenchcoat from 1854

Aquascutum

While the Manchester rainwear production was about to reach its peak, two chaps from southern England were working on their own interpretation of this very raincoat. One of them was John Emary, who had opened a tailor shop on Regent Street in 1851. He developed a special raincoat that he called Aquascutum (from the Latin aqua = water & scutum = shield). Soon after that, Aquascutum was producing coats for British soldiers. These coats reached to the ankle and were mostly made up in a double breasted facon.

The raincoat was produced in larger numbers for the British military beginning in 1853 and used in the Crimean war, and it even made an appearance during the American Civil War (1861 – 1865), the Boer Wars and the Russo-Japanese War (1904 – 1905). The oldest likely ‘trench’ coat in existence today is the Aquascutum on of Lt. General Gerald Goodlake, which is preserved at Newstead Abbey, England. He wore this coat during the Crimean war, in which he commanded a force of sharpshooters. On one guerrilla sortie behind the enemy lines, Goodlake, and a sergeant were cut off by a large body of Russian troops. The two British soldiers fired, gun-clubbed their nearest attackers and ran into a nearby ravine. However, the ravine filled with enemy soldiers. To their surprise, the British found they were ignored because of the gray raincoats coats they wore – they had been mistaken for Russians. This camouflage enabled them to march along in the ranks of the enemy until they had an opportunity to escape and rejoin their own men. The gray coat worn by Goodlake is displayed next to his general’s uniform. It was made of all wool cloth by a famous West of England mill and waterproofed to the extent then possible. As you can see in the photo though it was an early predecessor of the trench coat, it does not bear many of it’s trademark features, which would develop later on.

Thomas Burberry

In 1856, a 21-year-old draper’s apprentice, Thomas Burberry, opened an outerwear shop in Basingstoke. Since he had grown up in the country, he noticed that the linen garments of farm workers had certain properties that he wanted to transfer to overcoats and topcoats. This farmer’s clothing was lightweight and not constricting, warm in the winter, breathable in the summer, and shower resistant when damp, because the material shrank once it got moist. Although Aquascutum was the first to produce weatherproofed raincoats on a large scale, by the 1870’s Thomas Burberry had developed into a fierce competitor.

The Tielocken Trench Coat from Burberry’s

Unlike the rubberized version of Emary, Burberry followed a different approach. Instead of wool, he used sturdy fabric that was woven of a long staple Egyptian cotton yarn that was waterproofed before and after the weaving. He called it Gabardine – today also known as gaberdine – which was, in fact, an old term that had been outdated at the time. The advantages were that it was lightweight, odor free, hard wearing and waterproofed. In 1879, he registered the term Gabardine as a trademark, which would last for 40 years. World explorers like Amundsen and Shackleton would use Gabardine for their exhibitions, and it was widely used during the Boer Wars.

Many Boer war veterans would also fight in the trenches of WWI, and the most famous one was Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, who cut an iconic British figure with a mustache and a trench coat. His preferred model was the Tielocken model, which had been patented in 1912 as a coat with a strap and a buckle instead of buttons and buttonholes. Many officers aspired to follow him, and when he died on a sinking ship during the war, he supposedly wore his trench coat, helping to cement the coat’s by then-legendary status. As you can see from the advertisement, the trench coat was beginning to approach it’s traditional configuration.

Despite, Burberry’s prominent proponents, Aquascutum also had a loyal following that would send back raving letters from the front lines, which would go on to become part of the Aquascutum’s advertising campaigns. During WWI, trench coats were cut in different lengths; they were generally shorter and sometimes they would just reach above the knee. Moreover, they featured epaulets and D-rings. Almost as famous as the sand, olive, and khaki colors were blue & gray gabardine with a checked lining. While some suspect that this was a designer’s invention of the 20th century, checked lined rainwear was, in fact, the standard in the 1880s and 1890s. There was a period in the mid-twentieth century in which trench coats were often lined in solid colors, but today the checked lining is just as distinctive as the outer shell.

Famous Casablanca Trench Coat Scene

Some may wonder why this coat remained so popular during the interwar years, and there are a few key reasons. Firstly, in Britain, the government had ordered thousands of trench coats and found itself with a hefty surplus at the end of the war. They were distributed to the public in the 1920’s. Secondly, officers were happy to make use of their uniforms in civilian life, especially since this garment were tough, hard-wearing and fabric remained a scarce commodity. Thirdly, Hollywood stars showcased the trench coat in films across the US, many of which are cultural treasures themselves; just think of  Casablanca and Humphrey Bogart, or the Maltese Falcon.

Gary Cooper as soldier in Sergeant York, 1941 wearing an Over Knee Length Trench Coat

Since the combat strategies of WWII were different and less trench-focused than WWI,  shorter multi-functional field jackets (some even camouflaged) were now the garment of choice, and the trench coat lost its military significance. Of course, many have probably seen photographs of German officers from the time in black leather trench coats but these were worn to make an impression rather than for their practicality. Nevertheless, the trench coat remained popular with the public thereafter. Aquascutum blended newly-invented nylon with cotton to create water- and wind-resistant fabrics such as Aqua 5, long before Gore-Tex & Windstopper became household names. In the following decades until today, the trench coat has been popular with countless designers for men and women alike. Today, Burberry Trench Coats are designer investment pieces rather than practical garments. Anyone who knows a thing or two about clothing might try to find a vintage quality Burberry or Aquascutum, because these were the durable classics that contained all the defining details.

What makes a Trench a Trench?

Trench Coat Hallmarks

I can only repeat myself, but it is important to emphasize that the trench was not invented. Rather than being created on the whim of a designer, it evolved out of necessity and practicality.

1. Trench Coat Fabric

100% Cotton Gabardine

For traditionalists, there is just one choice of trench coat fabric: 100% cotton gabardine as invented by Thomas Burberry. Tightly woven of a worsted cotton, it is both lightweight and durable. As mentioned above, the yarn is waterproofed as well as the finished fabric, achieving remarkable water repellency properties during it’s heyday.

Rubberized

About 15 years ago, Mackintosh reintroduced the rubberized coat as a luxurious item in flashy colors. Since they were particularly successful with Japanese women, the company was sold to a Japanese firm. The prior owners started Hancock, which produced rubberized garments in Scotland.

Modern Fabrics

Aquascutum’s original rubber coating invention is not suggested, because one would easily overheat. If you want ultimate stay-dry performance, fabrics like Gore Text or Event fabric would be better suited, however I think they just don’t look right on such a traditional garment.

Leather

There was a time when leather was frequently used for trenches. German, WWII officers were infamous for their black leather trenches. Out of respect for the victims the Third Reich, black leather trench coats should never be worn.

In brown colors, a trench coat resembles the style of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Moreover, it is usually heavier, and you will not get as much use out of it. Therefore, it’s best to stay clear of leather trench coats altogether.

Brauchitsch & Hitler in Black Leather Trench Coats at Warsaw Parade 1939

2. Colors

The most traditional color is camel / khaki. Other popular colors include sand, stone as well as navy blue or black. Today, you can find them in black, yellow red or and every other color under the sun. Personally, I own three trench coats – the first is a vintage coat in black from Burberry, the second is a light khaki/sand color, and the third is a darker khaki, also from Burberry. It may seem obvious, but bear in mind the lighter the color the more quickly it is stained. For that reason, I would never consider taking anything but a dark trench coat with me for travel purposes. Just like with any other garment, think about when and where you will wear it before you buy.

3. Raglan Sleeves

The raglan sleeve made its debut in the 19th century, and just like the Chesterfield coat, it owes it name to an aristocrat: FitzRoy Somerset 1st Baron Raglan.

As with many other garments, there are two stories here. During Waterloo, Lord Raglan injured his right arm that had to be amputated.

One source indicates that he requested a coat designed so he could dress more quickly. His tailor obliged and created a short coat with a simple diagonal sleeve seam setting that extended from the neck to the underarm, without a distinctive sleeve head.

Traditional 5×2 Double Breasted Trenchcoat with Raglan Sleeves

According to Graeme Fidler, Lord Raglan wanted to help soldiers to keep warm and hence devised a garment made from a potato sack, which was slit at the neck and slashed diagonally across the corners to allow the arms to move freely. Why anyone would want to imitate the style of a potato-sack coat, I have no idea, but there you have it.

In my personal experience, I haven’t noticed a huge difference in mobility between the two cuts. One might feel the difference in a bespoke trench, but off the rack, raglan armholes are often huge and don’t allow for more mobility.

Overall, I think mobility is more a question of proper tailoring than the choice of style. Of the two vintage Burberrys’ trenches I own, one has a regular sleeve and the other a raglan and to me they feel the same

Single breasted trench coat variation without Raglan sleeves by GG reader Malcolm Kindness

However, I would agree that it is easier to put on a raglan-sleeved coat, which was the original reason Raglan wanted such a coat (according to one story).

Again, the traditionalist would choose the raglan sleeve while I would council everyone else to take whatever fits best.

4. Double Breasted

By its military origin, a trench coat is traditionally double breasted and features ten buttons on the front. Of course, there are all kinds of double breasted and single breasted versions available with multiple button & belt configurations, but the first coat has always been the 5×2 DB cut. Personally, I much prefer the look of this silhouette over any others.

5. Epaulettes

The infamous shoulder tabs often seen on military uniforms also found their way on a trench coat, but they were not added merely to indicate rank. Much rather, they were used to secure gas masks, gloves, or whistles.

Gun Flap or Strom Patch on a Trench Coat

6. Gun Patch / Storm Flap

The gun patch fulfilled two functions. It could serve as a gun flap for the recoil of the rifle, but more importantly, it prevented rain water flowing down the shoulders from entering the inside of the gun. Personally, I rarely use this feature but it can never hurt, I suppose.

Collar Hook on a Burberry’s Trench Coat

7. Hook & Eye and Throat Latch

Just below the large collar, you will find a hook and eye that allows you to keep easily your collar closed up all the way. It is often secured with a strap and buckle system that is hidden underneath the collar – also known as a throat latch. I find it particularly useful to protect myself from cold winds in combination with a scarf.

8. Belt with D-Rings

Initially, the belt with its D-Rings was used to suspend items of equipment, such as grenades or even swords.

Belt with D-Rings, Leather Buckle & Storm Pocket

By time trench coat appeared, the sword was already merely decorative. Today, the belt enables you to create an attractive silhouette by defining the waistline. In theory, you could still use the D-Rings, though the belt loops might rip off rather quickly.

Trench Coat Throat Latch.

Button to Close the Wedged Vent

9. Sleeve Straps

The sleeve straps on the cuffs can be tightened to keep out the elements. I rarely tighten these buckles because it is a pain to get out of the coat after the fact, but I can see why they are useful for a cold and rainy day.

10. Deep Yoke Back Saddle

The deep back yoke allowed the water roll onto the floor rather than down the back of the wearer. This feature is not seen on many other garments and as such, it is unique to the trench.

11. Wedge Back

For soldiers to be able to move quickly, every trench coat had a vent. To keep you dry and warm, it was tailored with a wedge.

Trench Coat with High Collar, Deep Yoke Back, Belt with D-Rings & Wedged Back Vent

I can attest from personal experience, that wedged vents are great because they continue to block the wind and rain while allowing added movement. If you do not like the look of it, you can always button it up.

12. Through Storm Pockets

The storm pockets can be buttoned up from the outside to keep out the rain. All proper trench coats have through pockets than can be reached from the inside and outside. I like this feature when traveling because I can wear the coat buttoned or unbuttoned, and I always have access to my wallet, passport, etc.

Mens Leather Wallet in Burgundy & Turquoise Deerskin with 10 Card Slots by Fort Belvedere

Traditional Leather Buckled Sleeve Straps

13.

Leather Buckles

Leather buckles were available back then, and I like the look of them though technically metal buckles would perform just as well, if not better in the long run. Since the buckles are often handled , leather is often worn in this location, especially on vintage garments.

14. Checked Lining

Through Pockets with Classic Burberry House Tartan

Traditionally, trench coats feature a checked lining. Burberry now offers six different checks in various sizes. The Equestrian Knight pattern is characteristic, but the classic house check is probably the most widespread for trench coats, and it features the tan, black, white and red tartan without any branding.

Aquascutum Club Check Lining “Club 92.”

Aquascutum introduced their hallmark club check lining “Club 92” in 1967, which is now also known as the Aquascutum Club.

For the cooler days, a removable wool lining can be attached with buttons (for coats with this option), which makes it all the more versatile. My old non-Burberry “Made in England” coat has a lovat green liner that is made of 95% wool with 5% camel hair, and I can recommend it.

15. Made in England

The original coats were made in England, but as you probably know by now, quality is not limited to a particular country, and you can find both crap and high quality just about anywhere.

Burberry makes most of their coats in Turkey nowadays and Aquascutum in Italy. Both are fashion brands, as is Mackintosh. Hancock provides rubberized coats, but I am sure a tailor could make them for you too. Burberrys’ Trench Coat from Pre 1999 were usually made in England but take a look at the buying section below for more details.

Trench Coat Fit

Steve McQueen in Blue Trench Coat 1963

Most trenches are not worn skin tight since they were worn over other garments, such as uniforms, suits, etc. Just like with any garment, you have to decide how you want to wear it.

If you wish to wear a suit underneath of it, bring a suit when you try coats on, and wear it both with and without your suit coat. Also, decide whether you want a detachable liner or not, as it is not easy to add one in after the fact.

The sleeve should reach to the root of your thumb, so your sleeves underneath are covered completely, and your shirt cuff remain out of view when you move around. Anything longer than that will make you look like you haven’t yet made it to the alterations tailor.

How To Choose the Right Trench Coat Length

Bear in mind, there is not one traditional length. Ads and pictures from back in the day range from above the knee to the mid-calf and sometimes even to the ankle.

The most versatile coats are worn at about knee length.

Short Men

Simply choose what feels right to you tough bear in mind that an ankle-length coat might be overwhelming for a smaller frame while an above-the-knee coat will help elongate your legs.

Tall Men

The opposite is true for taller men, who should avoid short coats that would only elongate the legs further.

I am 6′ / 183cm tall, and my Burberrys’ Trench coats reach just below the knee, and my third coat is knee length.  I probably prefer the below-the-knee versions, but that’s just personal taste.

Trench Coat Alterations

As with most garments on the rack, keep in mind that you can make them smaller by one or two sizes, but rarely bigger. Never have extreme alterations done since it will distort proportions of belt line, buttons, pockets, etc., and you will look unintentionally awkward, despite all your efforts.

Where to Buy a Trench Coat?

Basically, you have three options.

Aquascutum Kingsgate Trench Coat

1. Used coats. Old Burberrys’ or Aquascutum coats are the real deal and should last you for years, as I can attest, but it may be tedious or expensive to find one in good condition. I happened to spot my first one for 125 EUR in a men’s vintage store in Germany, so it’s worth investigating what you like and keep an eye for it. Alternatively, you can take a look on eBay, where you can always find a plethora of different trench coats.

2. Off the Rack. Obviously it is the easiest and quickest route to buy a new trench coat at a store. Burberry still carries their original styles, but it will set you back about $1800  or 750£ for Aquascutum. As I mentioned in the used section, they do tend to last, so they might be a good piece to invest in and treat with care. In any case, there is a good resale market for Burberry trenches. However, smaller companies like Francis Campelli, also produce quality garments according to our British readers.

3. Bespoke.  If your tailor can source the right kind of gaberdine and the wool liner as well as the pattern, a custom trench is certainly an option that is hardly more expensive than the established brands.

How To Buy A Used Burberry Trench Coat

Burberry is the most well-known brand when it comes to Trench Coats. Hence we pub together this mini-guide on How To Buy a Burberry Trench:

Not All Burberry Trenches Are Alike – Get A Burberrys’

It’s important to know that Burberrys to BURBERRY in 1999. Most gentlemen prefer the pre-1999 trench coats to post-1999 versions because they were almost completely made in England. Today, BURBERRY is more of a fashion brand than a provider of top quality garments.

Burberrys’ vs. BURBERRY

Fortunately, it’s very easy to distinguish the coats:

The pre-1999 trench coats have a label that reads Burberrys’ with an s  and   at the end. The font is usually white on a navy or dark blue label.

  1. Trench coats with a BURBERRY label without the S are post-1999 and mostly made in Italy, Turkey, Malaysia.

Burberrys’ pre-1999 Made in England Label

Other Burberry Labels

Tom complicate matters, the company has a number of other labels which are also used for Trench Coats:

BURBERRY BLACK LABEL and  BURBERRY BLUE LABEL are made tailored for Japanese customers under license by Sanyo Shokai. While a few of them are made in Japan, the bulk of these trench coats is made in China. I would recommend you stay clear of those.

BURBERRY PRORSUM is the high-end label of the company. It is generally more fashion forward with a price tag to match. If you find one you like, go for it, though it has not much to do with the traditional British Trench Coat Burberrys’ was famous for.

Recommendation – go with pre 1999 Burberrys’

My favorite trench coats are the ones made pre 1999 with Burberrys’ labels. They are generally well made, last a long time and they are simply the real deal.

The details below pertain to these pre 1999 trench coats only!

Well fitting Trench Coat worn by Alain Delon

Sizing

The sizing of Burberry Trench coats can be very confusing. On top of that, trench coat cuts have varied over the years. Therefore it is extremely important to go by measurements especially if you buy a trench coat on eBay or online in general, because otherwise you may end up with something that looks like a potato sack.

Old Burberrys’ Trench Coats come in a rather unusual sizing system that is a mix between the U.S./UK sizing and continental European sizing. The size is always marked on a white size label inside the left pocket in the “NAME” field. Size 50 equals U.S./UK size 40. The additions of REG, S or L pertain to the length of the trench coat., For example tall people should usually go with a L or REG version but they  can still go with S if you prefer a very short trench coat. The problem might be that that sleeve length is not long enough. On the other hand, a short person may want to go with REG instead of S and have the coat and sleeves shortened. Always bear in mind that changing too much will make you look weird because the proportions of your garment will be off.

To help you find the right size, check out this table. Bear in mind that exact measurements are more accurate than any sizing!

REG
Burberry Sizing 44 REG 46 REG 48 REG 50 REG 52 REG 54 REG 56 REG 58 REG
U. S. / UK Sizing 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
European Sizing 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
S
Burberry Sizing 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
U.S. / UK Sizing 34 S 36 S 38 S 40 S 42 S 44 S 46 S 48 S
European Sizing 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
L
Burberry Sizing 44 L 46 L 48 L 50 L 52 L 54 L 56 L 58 L
U.S. / UK Sizing 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
European Sizing 90 94 98 102 106 110 114 118

Authentic or Fake Burberry?

Due to the popularity of the Trench Coat and the Burberry brand, you will occasionally counterfeited Burberry trench coats. Fortunately, most fakes are of low quality and relatively easy to spot. These are the things you should pay attention to:

  1. Neat Stitching: Genuine Burberry trench coats feature neat seams and stitching. For example the belt loops are carefully reinforced with a little square stitch whereas fakes often feature sloppy stitching and little to no attention to detail.
  2. Matching Nova Check Pattern: On genuine Burberrys’ Trench coats the Nova Check lining matches up neatly and it is always in the colors beige, white, black and red. Different colors or mismatched checks are a hallmark of fakes.
  3. White Size Label: Genuine pre-1999 trench coats have a white label in the left pocket with a Name and Order field. The size is always in the Name field. On the liner, the size label is hidden underneath the navy blue Burberrys label. If you cannot find these labels and they were not removed, it is a fake.
  4. Quality Gabardine Fabric: The Burberry Gabardine is very hard wearing and anything but flimsy. You can find it in 100% cotton, 51% Cotton 49% Polyester and 67% Polyester 33% Cotton. Every other compositions are not genuine.

When to Wear & When Not to Wear a Trench Coat?

Today, I would wear it for all kinds of daywear activities, except formal morning dress. It is appropriate with casual wear as well as business suits, and it is an ideal travel companion due to its moderate to light weight, water repellency, and versatility. Despite its manifold uses, please bear in mind that the trench coat is not appropriate for formal evening wear such as black tie or white tie.

Trench Coats

Conclusion

The trench coat remains a stylish raincoat for men and women alike despite its unmistakably military origins. It is versatile, tough-wearing and dashing if worn right. Because of its weight and detachable liner it can be worn during the spring and fall but also during mild or rainy winters. It is an ideal travel jacket that combines multiple coats in one. Before you buy one, think about where and how you will wear it and what style would look best on you. If you have any further questions, in case you think I missed something or if you know a great source for trench coats, please let us know.

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Size guide

Always go for your usual size.

The size written on the product sheet relates to today’s sizing chart, that may differ from the vintage label.

Size conversion by country
France 34 36 38 40 42 44
UK 6 8 10 12 14 16
USA 2 4 6 8 10 12
Italy 38 40 42 44 46 48
Japan 5 7 9 11 13 14
Measurements

All our measurements are provided by our sellers and taken flat.

  1. shoulders
    Measure between the two shoulder seams.
  2. bust
    Measure between the two seams under the armpits.
  3. back length
    Measure from the back, centre, top to bottom.

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Women’s trench coats, stylish photo-images 2021/2022

A fashionable trench coat is a beautiful and functional item that every girl must have in her wardrobe.Practical and elegant, she has firmly established herself in demi-season looks. Today we will focus on her!
In this Article:

A bit of history

The history of the women’s trench coat began in 1823, when a chemist from Scotland, Charles Mackintosh, invented waterproof, rubberized fabric. From this fabric they began to sew raincoats, which were named after the creator – “Macintosh”. They were especially in demand in the army. And the pattern of the trench coat was invented in 1901 by Thomas Burberry (and now the fashion house named after him creates modern models of such clothes) especially for British soldiers.They gave it a name; “Trench coat” in English means “trench coat”.

It was sewn from gabardine (this fabric also repels water, thanks to its special weaving). Then other countries, including the Soviet Union, began to use such clothes as uniforms. A practical and comfortable trench coat began to be worn in civilian life, men and women. And in the 50s, he appeared in films, on Hollywood beauties, which in itself makes him necessary in today’s fashion (after all, both the 50s and Hollywood style are hits of recent seasons).

For a long time, this raincoat was a versatile piece of clothing for bad weather and on the road. Today it is not necessarily a waterproof raincoat, it is a warm autumn coat and a summer boot made of thin cotton. Of course, the typical trench coat fits perfectly into the military and safari styles. But, besides this, a new approach to this type of clothing is in fashion. Fashionable women’s trench coats look so fun and casual that it is impossible to recognize military raincoats in them. You can wear them wherever you go, to work and to a party.

Fashion Trench Coats 2021/2022

A modern women’s trench coat is a double-breasted (sometimes single-breasted or with a supate, hidden fastener) raincoat of a straight or fitted cut. Knee-length or slightly higher, the classic back cut is not always done. Sleeves with cuffs, but today they are not buttoned up, but tucked up, emphasizing the free style (and it is not fashionable to button up with all the buttons today either). With a classic collar or without a collar, often (but not necessarily) with detachable details, yokes, shoulder straps, valves and straps.

Models with a belt (tie or buckle) are often found, it can be tied at the back, just like men’s raincoats. And if you want to emphasize the waist, the belt is tied in front or a belt is threaded into the belt loops.

Trench coats are usually decorated with large, often contrasting buttons. New models have been enriched with unusual and feminine details; pleats and ruffles at the waist, gathered cuffs and collars, and even pleated details.

Sew women’s trench coats from different materials; it can be leather and denim, gabardine or wool for autumn models, raincoat fabric or varnish fabric for rainy weather, cotton or light synthetic fabric for summer.

Colors can be classic, basic; white, unbleached wool, beige, brown, blue … A black trench coat is a thing for all occasions. These colors are suitable for all seasons.

But the most fashionable women’s trench coats are new, unusual colors; reds, oranges, yellows, pinks, blues, greens … Or, in the latest fashion, pastel shades of the same colors; pale pink, mint, pale yellow, green mignonette …

Today, not only monochrome models are in fashion, today in fashion collections there are women’s trench coats in a cage, with floral or predatory prints. Such raincoats of metallic colors are still in fashion; gold, silver and especially bronze … In general, there is plenty to choose from, every girl can find a thing to her taste.

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What to wear with?

Almost any shoe is suitable for a trench coat; sportswear and heels, boots, ankle boots and men’s boots, gladiator pumps and sandals and, of course, rubber boots.

From clothes, strict or romantic dresses and skirts are suitable, the main thing is that they are 10-15 cm longer than the cloak or slightly shorter than it, another length does not fit. They also wear tight trousers and jeans with it, and shorts are perfect.

Who is the women’s trench coat for?

The trench coat will suit absolutely all girls with any figure. Fitted models are suitable for owners of an X-silhouette figure, for ladies with an A-silhouette figure it is better to choose a trench coat extended downwards. It is good for slender girls to emphasize the waist, and girls with U- and O-silhouette figures should choose a straight cut and abandon the belt or tie it at the back.

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There are things in your wardrobe, without which you cannot imagine your life. And the trench coat is one of them. A simple and irreplaceable assistant for every girl in creating a stylish look in the off-season. And thanks to the Burberry brand, the trench coat is firmly associated with the famous cage, capturing the minds and wardrobes of girls all over the world.

The first raincoats made of rubberized material were released in 1823 after the Scottish chemist Charles Mackintosh patented his discovery – the macintosh raincoat. It is surprising that he made this discovery completely by accident.During one of the experiments, Macintosh stained the sleeve of his jacket with a solution of rubber, but forgot to remove the stain and after a while noticed that the sleeve of his jacket did not get wet.

Chemists, inventors and weavers constantly worked to improve the product, taking into account all the disadvantages of macs (for example, the unpleasant smell of the product). Thanks to their efforts, more “breathable” and at the same time waterproof fabrics began to appear.

Macintosh can be considered the progenitor of the trench coat, external similarities are direct evidence of this.

The trench coat appeared in 1901 as a lighter alternative to the twill overcoats of British soldiers during the First World War. The cape was created by the owner of the gabardine factory, Thomas Burberry, who was a supplier of outerwear for the British army, and at first was intended only for the infantry.

Anyone who has ever spent more than a week in London and enjoyed the whims of the English weather will understand what exactly inspired Thomas Burberry to create a windproof and waterproof raincoat.The rheumatic founder of the Burberry brand long before the war, in 1879, invented gabardine, and this is what helped him become a contractor for the British army.

Gabardine is a breathable but weatherproof twill fabric made by coating individual cotton or woolen yarns with a special compound, rather than the entire fabric. A distinctive feature of gabardine is a small scar on the front side, going at an angle. This weave makes the fabric more dense, it becomes water-repellent and protects well from the wind – ideal for the needs of the army.“Lightweight waterproof fabric” was the technological breakthrough of the period.

Frontline soldiers nicknamed the cloak “trench coats” (trench in translation from English – “trench”, that is, trench coat literally “trench coat”). Many veterans continued to wear trench coats after the war, which benefited Burberry. The cloak became more and more popular.

In addition to the fabric, Thomas Burberry has developed a unique merino wool coat design – with a warm lining and many useful details.These details have been preserved in the classic trench coat to this day, although they no longer carry any functional value:
– the trench coat had a clear waist in accordance with the style of an officer’s uniform;
– an incision with a fold was necessary for additional ease of movement, and the length to the knee allowed not to get dirty;
– the belt had D-rings so that you could hook accessories and weapons such as binoculars, grenades, or a pistol;
– on the back, a yoke covers the shoulders – an innovation taken from existing waterproof military capes;
– The belts on the bottom of the raglan sleeves are tightened, providing more protection from the weather;
– belts (shoulder straps) on the shoulders looked like epaulets, which indicated the rank of the wearer.

“Trench coats” migrated to the women’s wardrobe with the light hand of Greta Garbo, who appeared in one of them on the screen in 1928, and then Marlene Dietrich, a lover of menswear, also appeared in a trench coat. In the early 40s, women’s trench coats were registered in the wardrobes of British and American women, and after the war, this fashion came to Europe.

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Women’s trench coat fashionable trench coats 2016

One of the types of outerwear that should be present in the wardrobe of any woman is a trench coat.Among the fashionable trench coats of 2016, the classic women’s trench coat occupies a special place. It is one of the basic things that never go out of style.

What is this

Trench coat is a waterproof raincoat, the idea of ​​which originated from the Mac. The trench coat became widespread at the beginning of the last century.It served as an excellent protection from rain and mud for English soldiers during the First World War. After the war, the cloak was preserved in the everyday life of the military and travelers. And its creator, Burberry, modified and contributed to its widespread popularization in everyday life.

The trench coat was a straight cut raincoat with a turndown collar. On average, its length reached the level of the knees. The characteristic details of the cloak were a yoke on the back, shoulder straps, slots, tabs on the sleeves and a belt.Over time, the cloak has acquired a variety of styles, colors. Its length has also become varied.

Features and Benefits

The main task that the trench coat has performed throughout its history is protection from adverse weather conditions. Its peculiarity lies in its wide versatility.It fits perfectly with a variety of clothing styles. In addition, the variety of materials from which the trench coat is currently made makes it possible to expand the stylistic solutions.

French versus trench: what’s the difference

The trench coat should not be confused with the jacket, which appeared a little later than the trench coat. French is a jacket or jacket with a soft turn-down collar or stand-up collar.Its distinctive features are large patch pockets on the chest and lower part of the product. Whereas on a trench coat, pockets are often slit and are located only on the floors of the raincoat.

Another difference is the material from which these products are made. For the raincoat, materials are chosen that can withstand rainy, windy weather.French, on the other hand, can only support the stylistic concept, without having much functionality, especially if it is a jacket. French jackets can be made of water-repellent materials. Taking into account the peculiarity of the collar, such a jacket not only protects from adverse weather, but also keeps the neck warm.

What weather are they wearing

Modern trench coats can be designed for any time of the year, depending on the degree of insulation.The lightest options for summer will protect you from cool, windy weather, especially when it rains. There are options for fall and warm winter. They have a warm lining or insulation and are able to withstand heavy rain and even sleet.

Fashion styles

Changes in fashion entail changes in traditional forms of clothing.Some change beyond recognition, others – only in individual details. These include trench coats. The traditional features inherent in this type of clothing persist regardless of new trends. This is a collar, shoulder straps, a neck fastener, a yoke on the back and patches on the sleeves.

However, the rest of the trench coat is quite active in supporting fashion trends. Lengths, sleeves, materials, colors and finishes may vary. Modern trench coats can be made of lace, leather or silk.Warm trench coat options can have a fur trim. Sleeves can be shortened, have a fluffy cut, or be absent altogether.

Popular Models

Among the wide variety of models, the following trench coat models can be distinguished:

Classic

The classic double-breasted trench coat remains relevant from decade to decade.The value of this basic thing only grows over the years. The trench coat should look a little worn, which is one of its features. Therefore, you can safely pass it on by inheritance.

Winter

A winter trench coat is, first of all, a fashion item of wardrobe. It has a warm lining, often based on synthetic materials. In the traditional case, it can be removed. Then the raincoat can be used at different times of the year.Any trench coat can be easily turned into a winter one by providing it with a fur lining.

Knitted

Knitted trench coat is difficult to compare with the classics, since the materials from which it is made do not have the necessary functionality.However, outwardly, such products are similar to him. The knitted trench coat can be up to knee length. It has a turn-down collar, two rows of buttons, cuffs and a belt in common with a classic trench coat. This trench coat can be knitted with your own hands for cool summer weather.

For obese women

Solid color classic trench coat will perfectly fit into the wardrobe of a corpulent woman. The optimal length of the trench coat in this case also reaches the knee level.It is universal for women of all sizes. The collar of a classic trench coat is great for a full figure. Do not be afraid of the double-breasted model.

The trench coat will look good when unbuttoned, creating straight vertical lines that extend the silhouette. A more slender silhouette can be obtained if it is not fastened with buttons, but wrapped around it, tied with a belt, like a robe.This method is also universal for any type of shape.

Sleeveless

Sleeveless clothing has gained immense popularity at the present time. Among her are trench coats.Having lost the sleeves, such trench coats lose a significant amount of practicality. But they acquire a special style, create a modern, dynamic image. They can be worn with long trousers and jeans, dresses and skirts, culottes, sweaters and turtlenecks.

With belt

The belt is an integral part of the trench coat.It emphasizes the waistline, creating the right proportions. In the classic model, it has a buckle. However, the belt should not be fastened with a buckle. It is worn simply by tying it in a knot.

Without collar

Models without collars bear little resemblance to trench coats.These raincoats generally do not have patches on the sleeves. These can be raincoats with sleeves ¾, or without sleeves at all. The belt may also be missing. Minimalism in detail often compensates for color. Solid or printed, collarless raincoats draw attention to themselves, complementing everyday looks.

Combined

Combi models combine different materials such as cotton and leather.Leather sleeves and inlays create an original look. The inserts can be made of suede or lace.

Colors

The traditional color for a trench coat is beige. Black and red are very popular colors.Trench coats in blue and pink are relevant.

Beige

The color beige has several distinctive features. It never goes out of style, blends easily with other colors and has the ability to soften bright colors. Beige raincoats are versatile. They fit most harmoniously into different styles.

Beige is characterized by feelings of warmth and tranquility. It is especially suitable for those who are in search of themselves, do not want to attract undue attention to themselves and prefer restraint in their image.

Black

The black trench coat is also versatile.It blends with other colors and creates the necessary contrast with their vibrant hues. Black is another suitable option for those who want to hide inner feelings, wants to be unnoticed. On the other hand, it is associated with grace and elegance. Therefore, girls with a bright contrasting appearance often prefer this particular color.

Red

Red trench coats are suitable for active women who are not afraid to attract everyone’s attention.They create vibrant images full of passion, optimism and self-confidence. Red will add decisiveness and courage. However, for business meetings, red is not the best color. But a red trench coat will color the gray everyday life and allow you to be irresistible during a romantic date.

Khaki

Khaki raincoats are the most eloquent reminders of their military history.They create the right contrast that can emphasize the femininity of their owner. Khaki is as relevant at different times as beige. It characterizes the military style. However, such images should not be overloaded with military motives, so as not to create the impression of a military uniform.

Pink

A romantic pink trench coat will harmoniously fit into a young girl’s wardrobe.It refreshes, soothes, improves mood. However, pink tends to fill up, so it is not suitable for girls with curvaceous shapes.

Length

The length of the trench coat can reach the thigh line or reach the ankles.In this regard, the trench coat can be conditionally divided into short and long.

Short

Trench coats above the knee are considered short. This is a convenient option for active women. They can be worn with trousers and jeans. It is easy to add sports elements to such images.

Long

A trench coat can be considered long below the knee.This includes the traditional version, which descends just below this level. These trench coats allow you to wear dresses and skirts of various lengths. In this case, the length of the skirt should not exceed the length of the raincoat.

Materials

A classic trench coat made from gabardine. It is a cotton material with impregnation to resist the weather. Woolen and leather raincoats, suede raincoats and various insulated options are very popular.

Leather

Leather trench coats are practical and comfortable. They are not afraid of water and dirt, they are easy to care for. A woman in a leather trench coat always looks stylish and relevant. The choice of leather coats in modern times is quite extensive. They have a wide range of colors, various textures.The trench coat is available in smooth leather or in imitation snake skin.

Suede

The suede trench coat is presentable. It reflects good taste and the desire to look dignified. Although you cannot call practical suede. She is afraid of moisture, so a suede raincoat is worn in dry weather.In addition, suede needs special care.

Fur

Fur trench coat is the model most often with fur trim on the collar. It is usually designed for the cooler season and therefore has a warm lining. Fur inserts can decorate various details of the cloak. The hit of the season is fur pockets located on the bottom of the product.

Sheepskin is most often used for finishing.It is also used for lining to get a winter version of a trench coat.

Quilted

Quilted trench coat options are also designed for cooler weather. Their appearance was facilitated by the overwhelming fashion for quilted jackets and coats. This is a practical, durable option for everyday wear.It will protect you from bad weather and will be able to create an original look thanks to the variety of patterns created by the stitches.

Cotton

Cotton is the classic material for traditional trench coats. However, pure cotton is not used. Most often these are blended fabrics, in which you can find various synthetic fibers that improve the practical properties of the product.In addition, to ensure water resistance, the material is coated with impregnation. Cotton trench coats can complement any style and are durable.

How to choose

When choosing a trench coat, it is necessary, first of all, to focus on the styles of clothing in which it will need to be entered.If you need a universal model, then you should choose a classic model of knee length or slightly below. If you don’t need to wear it with classic clothes, you can choose a bright leather model. For an urban style, the ideal solution would be a trench coat no lower than the knee, which can be combined with comfortable clothes and a variety of shoes.

What to wear with

Trench coat – this is the thing that gets along with both classic and sporty style.With trousers and jeans, you can wear a trench coat up to the knee and above. Long models are combined with romantic and casual dresses and skirts. Therefore, if a woman’s wardrobe is quite diverse, then you should prefer a trench coat to the knee level.

Which shoes fit

A similar situation is with shoes. With a trench coat, you can wear shoes in a classic, casual and sporty style. It can be heeled, platform, wedge or flat.And if the majority of women do not experience any special difficulties, combining a trench coat with shoes, then with sports shoes things are different.

Despite the significant changes that occur in fashion from season to season, many still believe that a raincoat and sports shoes are incompatible wardrobe items. However, it is not. A modern, stylish look can be created by combining, for example, a short trench coat with jeans and a vest. And sneakers or sneakers will complete it.

Accessories

Shawls and scarves made of light fabrics are suitable for a trench coat. It can be silk or chiffon. The most indispensable accessory is the handbag. Its size can be anything. It all depends on the image and time of day. During the day, you can use a roomy bag or a small book-sized bag.An evening outfit will be complemented by a clutch.

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Mackintosh ( Mackintosh)

Waterproof single-breasted raincoat without belt and buckles. It has a turn-down collar and a hidden closure to keep out wind and rain.Typical length is just above the knee. Made from rubberized waterproof cotton.

The Macintosh owes its name to the Scottish chemist Charles Mackintosh, who in 1823 accidentally invented waterproof fabric: he stained the sleeve of his jacket with a solution of rubber and after a while noticed that the sleeve did not get wet.
A year later, Macintosh opened a company for the production of waterproof raincoats, which he sewed for the military. After almost three decades, the raincoats became thinner, lighter and stopped smelling like rubber, then they migrated to the civilian wardrobe.

Trench coat

Single-breasted or double-breasted raincoat, most often made of waterproof material. It differs from the Mac in the presence of many functional and decorative details.

In 1880, another fabric was used in the production of raincoats – gabardine, invented by Thomas Burberry. By that time, he had opened an outerwear company and was also working on army orders.

In 1914, during World War I, Burberry was tasked with making a gabardine cloak suitable for use on the battlefield.Thomas narrowed the cape silhouette, added epaulettes on the shoulders, buttons on the pockets, a belt with a leather buckle and D-rings with straps to which military equipment could be attached. The straps were tightened on the sleeves so as not to let the wind through. On the right shoulder there was a fabric pad, which during firing softened the blow from the butt and protected the shoulder from rubbing with the rifle belt. In the rain, it buttoned up with an overlap over the lapel and did not allow water to get inside.

The new creation was named “trench coat”, which stuck to him to this day and brought Burberry unprecedented popularity.

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