Skip to Main Content

Trench Coat Style: 3 Ways to Wear It

March 30th, 2016

Get your style ready for April showers with a classic trench coat.

Spring outerwear is an entirely different beast than fall/winter outerwear. For the spring, lightweight is the name of the game.

Today, we’re highlighting three ways to wear one of the menswear’s most classic lightweight outerwear pieces: the trench coat. Hey, April showers are right around the corner!

THE MORE YOU KNOW: Where did trench coats originate?

1. Classic Business

ways to wear khaki trench coat

| WEARING | Trench Coat c/o Lands’ End, Vintage Yves Saint Laurent suit, Neiman Marcus shirt, Brooks Brothers tie, Briefcase c/o Korchmar, Shoes c/o Allen Edmonds

A trench coat always looks great paired with a suit. For me, it’s an archetypal business look complete with a bit of old Hollywood style and sophistication. Never a bad choice.

2. Business Casual

ways to wear khaki trench coat

| WEARING | Burberry Brit trench coat, J.Crew blazer and jeans, Al Bazar shirt, Gitman Bros. tie, Filson briefcase, Boots c/o Allen Edmonds

For business/sharp casual outfits, a shorter trench is a good option. It’s less formal than the classic version and is a little bit easier to style in a variety of settings. A great option for a day at the office followed by a happy hour drinks date.

3. Weekend Ready

ways to wear khaki trench coat

| WEARING | Trench coat c/o Lands’ End, Levi’s sweatshirt and jeans, Common Projects sneakers

Trench coats aren’t just for the day-to-day work grind. Repurpose it for a casual weekend outing for some edgy high/low style.

DON’T MISS: How to belt a trench coat.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

All Posts

He Spoke Style

We are the leading online destination for premium original men’s style content.

Our Story