The trench coat is one of those indispensable and above all timeless outerwear that should never be missing in any wardrobe, both female and male. It never goes out of fashion, it is always in trend during the middle seasons and can be personalized by wearing it in different ways. For all these good reasons today we will discover together how to wear the trench coat so that you never get tired of it.
The Trench coat is Burberry
The trench coat was born as a male overcoat or raincoat derived from that of the British army worn during the First World War. Just think that it was a Burberry model with double shoulder, wrist and neck straps, abundant lapel and belt that many people were knotting at the time and without taking the buckle into account. Here is also explained why when we talk about real trenches and we recommend the first purchase this garment must be strictly from Burberry. Advisable of medium length and beige color after which you can indulge. For example, beyond the classic Burberry I have one oversized and one pink both by Ralph Lauren. Returning to the historical part, obviously it is only after the war that has become fashionable, conquering even the female public.
How a trench is made and how to recognize an original Burberry
As with every timeless garment that is respected over the years, the models have evolved according to the demands of fashion and following the trends of the moment. For this you can find different types of Burberry trench coat and it often becomes necessary to be sure it is an original model. Obviously buying it in an official store of the brand does not pose any problem but if we happen a unique and wonderful piece in a vintage flea market or in an outlet store of various brands? The first thing to do is certainly to check if inside there is a large fabric label sewn to the lining with the logo and the words “Burberry London”. Having done this we must begin to check the inevitable traditional details that make the trench of this brand unique:
– Gabardine fabric.
– Cotton check with Vintage check tartan pattern.
– Tartan collar.
– Neck with hook closure.
– Shoulder pads.
– Rainproof coat.
– Windbreak flap.
– Double-breasted closure.
– Buttons in buffalo horn.
– Belt with “D” rings.
– Buckles in calf leather.
– Threaded pockets with button.
– Cuffs with strap.
– Wedge back vent.
How to wear a trench coat in many different ways
Basically I do not think there is a way in which the trench coat can not or can not be worn. It’s so much a versatile outerwear suitable for both elegant and casual looks that manages to embrace every style of fashion. From bon ton to street style. You can give it more character by wearing it with the collar and the sleeves up or customizing the lacing of the belt, both in front and back, as shown in this tutorial on how to wear a belt in 16 different ways. Moreover some models allow a double type of lacing. As you can see in the picture below the classic one and a more sophisticated to show off depending on your outfit.
That said, all that remains is to be inspired by the most beautiful street style looks and find our style key to not be able to do without our trench coat. Let’s prevent him from becoming a boring head already seen and reviewed in all the sauces. And you? What trench are you?
Credits: Outfit-inspired images found on Pinterest and viewable on the fashion boards of my profile.