I recently finished an article about men’s style for a well-known women’s magazine that will be published in the next month or so. In the article, one of the things I noted was how differently menswear and womenswear designs emerge. Womenswear design often comes from the abstract and conceptual, while menswear design tends to be rooted in tradition, function, and practicality. This means that classic menswear pieces remain that way – classic and timeless. Among those classics, the khaki trench coat ranks at the very top of the list.
| WEARING | Trench Coat c/o Lands’ End, Vintage Yves Saint Laurent suit, Neiman Marcus shirt, Brooks Brothers tie, Ralph Lauren pocket square, J.Crew belt, Timex watch, Shoes c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo
Classic piece, classic silhouette, classic styling. A trench coat never looks better or more at home, in my opinion, than when paired with a suit. Though trenches come in a variety of colors – blue and burgundy are also handsome options – if you’re going to own just one, go with khaki. As a neutral tone, it’s the most versatile and the most timeless in terms of appearance.
If you’re not belting the trench you have a couple of options for dealing with the belt. Put it in the front pocket or belt it behind you and tuck in the extra. Some people let it hang to the sides, which is super casual. And you can also tie it behind you, but this option will appear the most feminine.
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