The men’s puffer coat (see some of the best picks here) is on trend this fall/winter. But, the trench is a classic coat that you will wear for years to come. Ladies, if your boyfriend, husband, dad, brother, etc., regularly throws on a beat up, old jacket, get him a timeless trench coat.
Black and gray trenches are very versatile since they go with most clothing. They also look dessier than the standard khaki coat; the darker colors are perfect for office or special event wear. A khaki trench can be worn to the office or at night, but also look great during the day.
If you, or the man your buying for, is a traditional type guy, go for the classic trench: mid thigh to knee length, belted, double breasted, large lapels and cotton or wool depending on your climate. There are also trenches with modern detailing like draped collars, fabric treatments, funnel collars and more.
Cold climates demand a longer, wool trench. But, you may consider a cotton trench for fall and spring, as well. You will find the trench is your go-to coat since it is classic and easy to wear.
Fit is important, so try on the coat with the type of clothing you will wear under it (sweater, dress shirt, blazer, etc.). Make sure the coat is not too tight nor too big in the shoulders. Coats that are too big in the shoulders and torso will make you appear larger than you are; tailoring is key for a sleek look.
Stay warm this winter with a classic trench.
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