The Trench coat defined by many people as the quintessential overcoat par excellence and loved for the adaptability of its style was in the past called trench-coat (trench coat)
today simply a trench, it is a widely used overcoat not only for formal wear, but over the years it has also become an icon of vintage and it can also be worn
with more casual styles and in some cases even more underground.
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Trench and its history
The trench, today the overcoat par excellence was born among the English troops, which in the modern era became a symbol of elegance or of casual and elegant vintage style.
Originally the Trench was made of waterproof cotton, khaki (a light brown powder), long to the ankles to shelter from the rigors of the cold and characterized
by double breasted, belt at the waist and shoulder straps. Born for the trenches from which it owes its name, it is only in the early 1900s that it is also used by civilians.
Trench and its birth with Burberry
The trench brand par excellence is Burberry, founded in 1856, was among the first to industrially produce the trench coat between 1910 and 1920
lining it with the Scottish motif in gabardine fabric, double-breasted, reverse and belt at the waist.
Starting in the 1920s after the World War, the trench coat became a widespread garment and also expanded to the general public. It was also worn by the great stars of the time
just to name a few, Greta Garbo, Cary Grant, Humprey Bogart and Bette Davis.
Trench the quintessential overcoat and its adaptability to styles
In the 70s the trench coat, our overcoat par excellence, also became the symbol of the Punks who wore it against social conformity, disfiguring it with tears, writings
brooches, patches and studs; and then became the symbol of businessmen in the 1980s. Finally, in modern times it became the overcoat par excellence adaptable
to mid-seasons and various styles.
Trench how to wear the quintessential overcoat
The trench has survived for over 100 years thanks to its adaptability to styles and eras. To be able to use it in its maximum elegance, it is advisable to use
a décolleté, for the more underground even an amphibian, with cigarette trousers in order to taper the silhouette. For those who do not have a tall stature
there are also short or bolero trench coats.
The belt should not be closed centrally but is preferable laterally; if you want a more casual style, we recommend tying the belt.
The classic colors, khaki beige or gray (neutral colors) allow a perfect match with denim giving them a touch of color. Always remember to spice up your trench coat
with hints of colors through accessories or shoes and you will never go wrong.