style & substance – Trench Town

The TRENCH COAT

Who wore it best? Catherine Deneuve bien sûr!

Who wore it best? Catherine Deneuve,  bien sûr!

Always a modern classic.  Whenever I think of the Trench I envision Catherine Deneuve in the photos shown here as the ultimate Trench Woman.  And who can forget Humphrey Bogart’s Rick Blaine from Casablanca.

Bogart - Casablance

Bogart – Casablanca

 

This season we see it updated with contrast piping, as well as raw edges, softer collars and abbreviated lengths.  I’ve shown them here in Beige because to me, if you’re to choose only one, then Beige be it!  Otherwise Navy or Black.

Burberry Campaign

Burberry Campaign

 

 

Art of the Trench is a living document of the trench coat and the people who wear it. The project is a collaboration between Burberry and some of the world’s leading image makers including a

Burberry Hearts - dress it up, dress it down

Burberry Hearts – dress it up, dress it down

series of specially commissioned trench coat portraits by Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist) and the iconic Magnum photographers.

Link: http://artofthetrench.com/

Deneuve - "La Chamade"

Deneuve – “La Chamade”

 

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Of course you can find trench coats, long or short, in all price ranges and colors.  Something like this is worth splurging on, with the most you can afford to spend since it will be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come.

 

Not even only for rainy days.

Charlotte Rampling as seen in Harper's Bazaar - April/2014

Charlotte Rampling as seen in Harper’s Bazaar – April/2014 wears the trench fabulously.

 

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Buckle or Tie – which do you prefer?

 

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