Encyclopedia of style - trench coat

It’s time for the next part of our series“Encyclopedia of style – trench coat”. Beloved by French women, coveted by women around the world. Classic trench in beige is a total must have in the closet of every GentleWoman. It goes well with both jeans and dresses. In elegant and sporty versions. You don’t need anything else for it, on its own it will surely add to your beauty!


The birth of the trench

In the 1870s. Thomas Burberry patented the waterproof and wind-resistant “gabardine,”  an extremely durable and pleasant cotton fabric.  When World War I broke out, the designer was commissioned to make outer garments for the British military. A double-breasted coat tied at the waist has become their trademark. After the war  – The beige coat has permanently established itself in our closets. Appreciated among civilians as an ideal outer garment, providing protection from bad weather, yet very elegant.

Encyclopedia of style - trench coat
Burberry 2014 coat campaign. Mat. Burberry

Military accents

The very name alludes to the military origins of the coat, as trench in English simply means trench. Taking a closer look, we find several details that betray its military pedigree. The epaulettes were used to display military ranks, and the  reglan sleeve allowed free movement. D-shaped metal rings located at the belt loops allowed the user to hang a map case or grenades. Protection from wind and rain was provided by a double-breasted five-pair button fastening, striped ribbed sleeve cuffs, slanted patch pockets and a high hook-and-loop collar at the front. 

A classic in the closet

What made this coat win the hearts of millions of women around the world? This is certainly due to its versatility! The classic trench goes with everything, is the perfect addition to any closet and is the essence of timeless class. With a business suit it makes a practical set for work, and worn with jeans and sneakers it will allow us to look stylish during a weekend trip out of town. Speaking of which, one should also not forget the masterful set taken directly from the streets of Paris -.  Coat accompanied by cigarillos and comfortable ballerinas.

Encyclopedia of style - trench coat
The trench coat was also adored by cinema icons, including. By Audrey Hepburn.

Nonchalant elegance

Which of us wouldn’t want to feel like the star of the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”? It was style and elegance icon Audrey Hepburn, who proved that there is no more feminine outer garment than the classic beige coat. Combined with large sunglasses and a silk scarf, it creates a classic set with a touch of nonchalance. Ladies – let’s throw a trench over our shoulders and allow ourselves the luxury of roaming the city streets in true Hollywood style!


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