If you don’t own one you ought to.
It’s a classic
It looks right with any outfit
It will never go out of fashion
oh… it protects you from rain/wind/cold….
but this is secondary of course….
When you buy it, it must be all of the above, that means this is a piece of clothing you must allow for a reasonable amount of money. Quality is essential, both because cheap ones look awful and also because this coat will have to last you for years….
Now, while I think THE trench coat IS Burberry’s, I realise many of us can’t stretch that far. So, here are some which can be good enough to fall back onto:
The shorter classic:
Something a little different:
Finally, the dark option….
P. S. a link to a very interesting article: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20131024-the-trench-coat-for-all-seasons