One of my first posts on The Domestic Princess was my selection of trench coats for women, and I promised to come back with my edit for men, so here it is! As I said in my post for the ladies, a trench coat should be a staple in everybody’s wardrobe, as it never goes out of fashion – the trench coat has pretty much remained unchanged for over 100 years. I still firmly believe that a trench is an investment. Oh, and if you’re wondering….I’m still lusting after a Burberry one, but am unlikely to be the proud owner of this little gem whilst I’m residing so close to the equator!
- Mid-length cotton trench coat, £595 from Burberry (also available in black and taupe)
- Long cotton gabardine trench cost, £1,095 from Burberry (also available in black and honey)
- Double-breasted trench coat, £79.99 from Zara (also available in brown)
- Full length trench coat, £75 from Topman
- Wedgewood trench, $213*/£175 from J Crew
- Cotton trench, £119.99 from Mango (also available in black)
*The J Crew US site has free shipping and 25% off for orders over $150. Enter code STYLE25 at checkout.
Domestic Princess tips
- Buy the best you can afford. I know people who’ve had their Burberry trenches for over 10 years. Think of it as an investment.
- Decide on the length you’re after. The length you opt for will depend very much on your stature. If you’re on the smaller side, a longer trench will just drown you, and likewise for taller men, a short trench will just emphasise your height.
- Your trench should be big enough to give you enough room to wear it over a suit or thick sweater. Opt for a generous fit. You should be able to button it up comfortably, without looking like you’ve been crow-barred into it.
- The sleeves should be around 2 to 4 inches longer than the sleeves on your suit jacket.
So lovely readers, have you invested in a trench?
With much love
The Domestic Princess