Trench coats

Believe it or not, the trench coat keeps returning. This time he can’t be crazy enough. Think, for example, of a leather variant or in bright colors. It just depends on how you feel and want to style yourself for fall. 

Here a little bit of history about the trench coat: 

A trench coat is a raincoat made of gabardine, leather, or poplin. The appearance of the jacket owes its military origin. It usually has a removable insulating liner and the classic models vary in length from calf height to just above the knee. Furthermore, it traditionally has a double row of ten buttons in total, wide lapels, and a belt around the waist and the ends of the sleeves. Often there are also flaps on the shoulders that can be closed with buttons. The classic color for a trench coat is khaki. 

The trench coat was developed as an alternative to the thick woolen overcoats worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War. The invention of the trench coat is claimed by both Burberry and Aquascutum.

Burberry
Aquascutum

During the First World War, shoulder flaps and straps were added to the design of the trench coat. The shoulder flaps were used to attach epaulets and other rank insignia; according to a roll monkey story, the straps were used to attach hand grenades. In reality, swords and cards were attached. 

After the war many veterans took their trench coats home with them, so the coats also started to appear on the streets and quickly became common as raincoats for both men and women.


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