Trench Coats are classic closet staples. They may change fabrics, cuts, and embellishments, but they never go out of style. There’s a reason they’ve been popular forever because of their versatility. Beginning as a military staple, trench coats found a new life during the 1960s when mods and other hip younger people began wearing them as an alternative to popular coat styles. They have made their mark on our culture as the chosen outerwear for flashers and streakers. But more importantly have become icons in popular culture as the chosen outerwear of Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, David Tenant’s Doctor in Doctor Who, the bumbling Detective Columbo played by Peter Falk, and of course, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
Burberry has the market corned on the dreamiest trench coats I have ever seen. No matter the color, length, cut, or changes they make they have the most lustworthy coats. But they are definitely out of the price range I feel should ever be paid for a coat (even if it lasts forever). There are plenty of stylish options that bring fall/winter outfits up just a notch. Get used to them being around, new cuts and takes on this classic were pretty big on spring/summer fashion week runways.