Men’s trench coat style guide

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Trench coats have been a wardrobe staple for both men and women for decades now. One of my favorite’s trench coats for men would be the classic Burberry trench coat. There’s something about those checks, which makes it so wearable and so suave. You can sport it to work and any other formal occasion too. With that coat, you really don’t need anything else.

But men who like keeping more than one trench in their closet should know about the different trench coat styles available today and which style works for each occasion.

Hooded trench

The men’s hooded trench coat is something more casual and good for the rainy season. And though you cannot wear it for formal purposes, it is a savior when you have to rush to work on a rainy or windy day and forget your umbrella.

Short trench

The  short trench was seen mostly during the World War II and was created to go with the uniform. It has a typically shorter jacket to suit the needs of the soldiers, while keeping them warm. It is still largely used in the military though it is now being seen on the fashion runway too.

Tailored trench

The tailored trench coat s has been designed to suit a wide variety of pants. These are mostly for formal occasions and are not much used these days.

The double breasted trench

This is another classic trench coat style that can also be tailored and works well over a casual or dressy outfit. It is one of the patterns that will never really go out of fashion and if you are considering a designer investment, this one will surely spruce up your wardrobe for years.

As a rule of thumb, you should experiment with colors. Though neutral tones and blacks are more standard, these days men are not shying away from bolder choices.

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