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.

Single-vented coat od Kenzo Single-vented coat od Kenzo

Kenzo

Single-vented coat

Coat with notch lapels od Paul Smith Coat with notch lapels od Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Coat with notch lapels

Double-breasted coat od Balmain Double-breasted coat od Balmain

Balmain

Double-breasted coat

Poncho with epaulettes od Saint Laurent Paris Poncho with epaulettes od Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Laurent Paris

Poncho with epaulettes

Double-breasted coat od Saint Laurent Paris Double-breasted coat od Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Laurent Paris

Double-breasted coat

Patterned coat od Saint Laurent Paris Patterned coat od Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Laurent Paris

Patterned coat

Coat with notch lapels od MSGM Coat with notch lapels od MSGM

MSGM

Coat with notch lapels

Checked coat od Palm Angels Checked coat od Palm Angels

Palm Angels

Checked coat

Double-breasted coat od Palm Angels Double-breasted coat od Palm Angels

Palm Angels

Double-breasted coat

'the kensington' trench coat od Burberry 'the kensington' trench coat od Burberry

Burberry

'THE KENSINGTON' trench coat

Coat od Acne Coat od Acne

Acne

Coat

Coat od Acne Coat od Acne

Acne

Coat

Coat with detachable hood od Etro Coat with detachable hood od Etro

Etro

Coat with detachable hood

Checked coat od Etro Checked coat od Etro

Etro

Checked coat

Double-breasted fur coat od Off White Double-breasted fur coat od Off White

Off White

Double-breasted fur coat

Double-breasted coat od Lost And Found Double-breasted coat od Lost And Found

Lost And Found

Double-breasted coat

Single-vented coat od Lost And Found Single-vented coat od Lost And Found

Lost And Found

Single-vented coat

Single-vented double-breasted coat od Gucci Single-vented double-breasted coat od Gucci

Gucci

Single-vented double-breasted coat

Single-vented coat od Marni Single-vented coat od Marni

Marni

Single-vented coat

Double-breasted coat od Dsquared2 Double-breasted coat od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Double-breasted coat

Single-vented coat od Salvatore Ferragamo Single-vented coat od Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Single-vented coat

Single-vented coat od Givenchy Single-vented coat od Givenchy

Givenchy

Single-vented coat

Single-vented coat od Givenchy Single-vented coat od Givenchy

Givenchy

Single-vented coat

Embellished double-breasted coat od Givenchy Embellished double-breasted coat od Givenchy

Givenchy

Embellished double-breasted coat

'the kensington' double-breasted trench coat od Burberry 'the kensington' double-breasted trench coat od Burberry

Burberry

'THE KENSINGTON' double-breasted trench coat

'nivek' coat od Philipp Plein 'nivek' coat od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

'NIVEK' coat

Camo raincoat od MISBHV Camo raincoat od MISBHV

MISBHV

Camo raincoat

Vetements x brioni coat od Vetements Vetements x brioni coat od Vetements

Vetements

Vetements x brioni coat

Logo-patched coat od Adidas by Alexander Wang Logo-patched coat od Adidas by Alexander Wang

Adidas by Alexander Wang

Logo-patched coat

Rain coat od Lemaire Rain coat od Lemaire

Lemaire

Rain coat

Single vent coat od Haider Ackermann Single vent coat od Haider Ackermann

Haider Ackermann

Single vent coat

Patched coat od Dsquared2 Patched coat od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Patched coat

Double-breasted coat od Comme des Garcons Homme Plus Double-breasted coat od Comme des Garcons Homme Plus

Comme des Garcons Homme Plus

Double-breasted coat

Logo-printed coat od Comme des Garcons Logo-printed coat od Comme des Garcons

Comme des Garcons

Logo-printed coat

Reversible coat od Etro Reversible coat od Etro

Etro

Reversible coat

Double-breasted coat od J.W. Anderson Double-breasted coat od J.W. Anderson

J.W. Anderson

Double-breasted coat

Hooded military jacket od Moncler Gamme Bleu Hooded military jacket od Moncler Gamme Bleu

Moncler Gamme Bleu

Hooded military jacket

Rain coat with collar od Ami Alexandre Mattiussi Rain coat with collar od Ami Alexandre Mattiussi

Ami Alexandre Mattiussi

Rain coat with collar

Patched double-breasted trench coat od Gucci Patched double-breasted trench coat od Gucci

Gucci

Patched double-breasted trench coat

Oversize coat with notch lapels od Acne Oversize coat with notch lapels od Acne

Acne

Oversize coat with notch lapels

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.