The timeless style of a Burberry trench coat is one that has yielded many a head turn on the streets and in the movies since its conception by founder Thomas Burberry in 1880. Using a gabardine fabric as its base, a Burberry trench is long lasting and water-resistant – the type of garment to treasure for a lifetime.
Another waterproof British number is the historic Mackintosh rubberised coat. Still produced using the same methods as during its founding years in the 19th century, the Mackintosh fabric was originally designed to keep the clothes of those driving carriages or riding horses dry in rainy London. The Mackintosh Linton double-breasted trench is a sturdy, rubberised number suited to keep warm and cover-up in winter, while also acting as a normal overcoat to shield the rain.
For those still a few years away from investing in such an exquisite piece of classic fashion, look to the sophisticated Ada Trench Coat from Saba for an in-the-meantime wardrobe addition.
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