Notorious brings you classic pieces without we cant imagine spring – trench coats!
Based on our PART 1 story, about trench coats and their being the “little black dress”, we bring you our favorite trench coats for women spring 2014. As we love trench coats and the story of their invention is very interesting, let’s remember about it!
Two brands, Burberry and Aquascutum are claiming they “invented” the trench coat, however Aquascutum’s design dates back to 1850, whereas Burberry’s first trench was in 1901. First trench coats were actually invented for soldiers.
The facts say that Thomas Burberry invented gabardine in 1880, the fabric used to construct most trench coats. Gabardine is very tightly woven fabric, and therefore repels rain (remember, the trench coat is actually a rain coat, not just a fashion item!) Gabardine is breathable, lightweight, and doesn’t crease easily. Soldiers wore trench coats, made by both by Burberry and Acquascutum, over their uniforms in World War I; the shoulder straps were for insignia and rumour has it that the D rings were used to attach hand grenades.
“The classic World War I-era trench coat was double-breasted, with four buttons, reinforced shoulder or gun flaps, straps at its sleeves, a buckled all-around belt (with distinctive brass “D” rings designed to hold one’s water bottle, hand grenades, or sword), slotted pockets, and an adaptable collar. It was typically lined with wool.” It wasn’t until after the war that the trench coat began being worn by civilians. The check lining was added to the trench coat in 1920.
Notorious-mag team picked favorite 10 pieces of trench coats for this season! Enjoy!
1. Zara 99,95€
2. Zara 89,95€
3. Zara 89,95€
4. Mango 69,99€
5. Mango 69,99€
6. Mango 79,99€
7. Burberry 1.595,00€
8. Burberry 1.595,00€
9. Burberry 1.495,00€
10. Asos 99,73€