A trench coat is a crucial addition to every man’s wardrobe – they’re the ultimate cool coat which oozes sophistication and a ‘don’t mess with me’ stylish vibe thanks to its tailored fit. You can find trench coats aplenty during the colder months, so whether you’re looking on the high street, at a vintage boutique stall or if you’re looking to buy designer such as Gucci men’s clothing, you can find your man a trench coat no problem at all this season.
Colour and Styles
The most common colour for a trench coat is khaki, but other popular colours include ivory, camel, tan through to navy and black – there’s a shade to suit every man! The style of the trench coat hasn’t changed too much since its debut as optional uniform in WWI, making the trench coat a timeless fashion statement.
Double Breasted Front Style – The classic trench coat is double breasted, with six to ten buttons depending on length. Single breast trench coats are best suited to the man edging on the slighter side who might look a bit swamped with excess fabric.
Single Back Vent – Keep an eye out for trench coats with a single back vent; it’s a classic fixture.
Raglan Sleeves – Raglan sleeves, unlike normal jacket sleeves, are more relaxed which makes the jacket more comfortable when worn with multiple layers of clothing. This is perfect for layering up and looking good during those chilly winter months, so if your man is keen to be seen in the latest Gucci styles and trends amongst other designer lust-haves, then a trench coat is the perfect outwear accompaniment.
Epaulets – That’s shoulder tabs, to you and me. They add a certain sense of grandeur which is so crucial for pulling off the trench coat look.
Storm Flap – This comes over the breast from the shoulder and is a protective flap to ensure water doesn’t slip into the jacket as it runs down the shoulders – it’s effectively a cap for the shoulder! It’s on the right side for men, and left side for women as the jackets button up on opposite sides for the two genders.
The D-Ring belt – lots of men might have issues about the thought of belting up around the waist fearing that it might hint at a female hourglass shape but boys, don’t fear! We’d suggest wearing the belt loosely, or not done up at all, to give off an effortlessly stylish look.
How should a trench coat fit?
The ideal fit for a trench coat should be large enough to be worn comfortably over a jacket or jumper. The shoulders should extend past your blokes natural shoulder by about 0.5 to 1 full inch. As a tip, you should be able to fit a full fist in the chest area while having full arm movement. A men’s trench coat should also be worn 2 to 4 inches longer than a suit jacket’s sleeves, so that it won’t look too small when worn with a suit jacket.
Investing in a military style jacket is definitely worth it – they’re timeless so will stand the test of time, not to mention fabulously stylish and versatile: come rain or shine your bloke will look dashing in a trench coat this season!