MEN’S COATS

Designer men`s coats are an ally of all those who value classics and elegance. It accompanies men for many years. According to researchers of fashion, its origins should be sought in the UK. Initially, this type of belted men's double-breasted coats were worn mainly by British military men.

Parka with exaggerated hood od Rick Owens Parka with exaggerated hood od Rick Owens quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Rick Owens

Parka with exaggerated hood

Cloak with pockets od Kenzo Cloak with pockets od Kenzo quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Kenzo

Cloak with pockets

Double-breasted coat od Saint Laurent Double-breasted coat od Saint Laurent quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Saint Laurent

Double-breasted coat

Moncler fragment od Moncler Genius Moncler fragment od Moncler Genius quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Moncler Genius

Moncler Fragment

Raw edge coat od Maison Margiela Raw edge coat od Maison Margiela quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Maison Margiela

Raw edge coat

Fur coat with pockets od Saint Laurent Fur coat with pockets od Saint Laurent quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Saint Laurent

Fur coat with pockets

Coat with pockets od Balenciaga Coat with pockets od Balenciaga quick-view

Balenciaga

Coat with pockets

Coat with velvet inserts od Just Cavalli Coat with velvet inserts od Just Cavalli quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Just Cavalli

Coat with velvet inserts

Printed coat od Off White Printed coat od Off White quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Off White

Printed coat

Printed coat od Lanvin Printed coat od Lanvin quick-view

Lanvin

Printed coat

Coat with contrasting bib od Alexander McQueen Coat with contrasting bib od Alexander McQueen quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Alexander McQueen

Coat with contrasting bib

Single-breasted coat od Dsquared2 Single-breasted coat od Dsquared2 quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

Dsquared2

Single-breasted coat

Rain cape with logo od ADIDAS by Alexander Wang Rain cape with logo od ADIDAS by Alexander Wang quick-view

ADIDAS by Alexander Wang

Rain cape with logo

Patched rain coat od McQ Alexander McQueen Patched rain coat od McQ Alexander McQueen quick-view FALL/WINTER 18

McQ Alexander McQueen

Patched rain coat

Checked gown coat od Burberry Checked gown coat od Burberry quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Burberry

Checked gown coat

Reversible coat od Burberry Reversible coat od Burberry quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Burberry

Reversible coat

Coat with notch lapels od Kent & Curwen Coat with notch lapels od Kent & Curwen quick-view

Kent & Curwen

Coat with notch lapels

Coat with spread collar od Burberry Coat with spread collar od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

Coat with spread collar

Hooded coat od McQ Alexander McQueen Hooded coat od McQ Alexander McQueen quick-view

McQ Alexander McQueen

Hooded coat

Single-vented coat od Billionaire Single-vented coat od Billionaire quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Billionaire

Single-vented coat

Wool coat od Berluti Wool coat od Berluti quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Berluti

Wool coat

Patched coat od Stone Island Patched coat od Stone Island quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Stone Island

Patched coat

Hooded cape od ADIDAS Originals Hooded cape od ADIDAS Originals quick-view

ADIDAS Originals

Hooded cape

Striped coat od Isabel Marant Striped coat od Isabel Marant quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Isabel Marant

Striped coat

'teralta' long coat with pockets od AllSaints 'teralta' long coat with pockets od AllSaints quick-view

AllSaints

'TERALTA' long coat with pockets

Hooded coat od Moncler Hooded coat od Moncler quick-view

Moncler

Hooded coat

Double-breasted trench coat od Marni Double-breasted trench coat od Marni quick-view

Marni

Double-breasted trench coat

Raincoat with vest-lining od Emporio Armani Raincoat with vest-lining od Emporio Armani quick-view

Emporio Armani

Raincoat with vest-lining

Coat with pockets od Haider Ackermann Coat with pockets od Haider Ackermann quick-view

Haider Ackermann

Coat with pockets

Hooded rain coat od Lanvin Hooded rain coat od Lanvin quick-view

Lanvin

Hooded rain coat

Single-vented coat od Yohji Yamamoto Single-vented coat od Yohji Yamamoto quick-view

Yohji Yamamoto

Single-vented coat

Single-vented coat od Moncler Single-vented coat od Moncler quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Moncler

Single-vented coat

Hooded coat od Stella McCartney Hooded coat od Stella McCartney quick-view

Stella McCartney

Hooded coat

Perforated rain cape od ADIDAS by Kolor Perforated rain cape od ADIDAS by Kolor quick-view

ADIDAS by Kolor

Perforated rain cape

Logo cape od ADIDAS by Kolor Logo cape od ADIDAS by Kolor quick-view

ADIDAS by Kolor

Logo cape

Double-breasted coat od Julius Double-breasted coat od Julius quick-view

Julius

Double-breasted coat

Double-hooded parka od Mihara Yasuhiro Double-hooded parka od Mihara Yasuhiro quick-view

Mihara Yasuhiro

Double-hooded parka

Detachable lining coat od Moncler Detachable lining coat od Moncler quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Moncler

Detachable lining coat

'kensington' double-breasted trench coat od Burberry 'kensington' double-breasted trench coat od Burberry quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Burberry

'KENSINGTON' double-breasted trench coat

Raincoat od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto Raincoat od Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto

Raincoat

Fashion wouldn’t be the same without men’s coats

Men’s trench coat is considered by many as an iconic and always fashionable element of menswear. No wonder! It has been worn from decades and is still very popular and loved by stylish men. It is great for bad weather and looks great.

The extraordinary story of the men’s trench coat

 They were designed to effectively protect against rain and other external factors. It quickly proved to be very effective and the British army eagerly ordered hundreds of pieces more.

At the beginning of the 19th century, orders for coats were realized by English clothier and inventor, Thomas Burberry. It was him, who invented the so-called "gabardine", the cotton waterproof material especially for men`s winter coats. He sewed half a million of trench coats for military, equipped with epaulets and belt loops for weapons! Most coats were made in khaki, beige, olive green and gray. They were worn during both world wars, although their greatest popularity falls on the interwar period. Veterans were eager to wear them to everyday outfits. So the perception of trench coats changed quickly, from raincoats they have become a fashionable part of clothing.

Interestingly, Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener was the ambassador of elegant coats for men. He was so fond of his trench coat that he… died wearing it! This happened during the unfortunate cruise of 1916.

Ladies follow men’s example

This type of clothing appealed to ladies as well. In the 1940s big stars, including Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot began to wear trench coats. The trench coat was also among the collection of women's clothing line by Audrey Hepburn, who starred in the coat in the final scene of  "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

Men wearing trench coats appeared on screens earlier. Humphrey Bogart, Peter Sellers, and later Harrison Ford made trench coat their trademark.

How to wear a trench coat?

This fashionable men’s trench coats still lead in global trends. The market offers plenty designs and colors. A large selection of trench coats can be found in out online store Vikac.com. The question remains: how to wear them and what to wear them with?

It is best to match the model of a coat to your outfit. Trenches called "diplomats " will go well with an elegant attire: a tuxedo, a suit, but also with other more formal clothes, worn every day.

There are also "duffle coats". They have certain characteristic feature - an additional layer of material on the shoulders and collar. This is because it originally served soldiers, exposed to rain and bad weather. They will work for both, everyday casual style and a more formal one.

Drivers often choose a "car coat", which has to be very comfortable, above all. Knee-length, usually in the middle of the thigh - it is supposed to facilitate driving and getting out of a vehicle. There are also so called "ulsters" that are loose and comfortable tweed coats with cuffs and pockets with flaps.

In Poland, men`s trench coats are most popular. These are thin coats with a belt, put on an outfit. They are waterproof and quite universal.