In our buying guide, The Best Men’s Trench Coats, we provide you with some of the best men’s trench coats you can buy for the money. If you’re asking who makes the best men’s trench coats, then there are two brands up for debate. They are probably the two best men’s trench coat brands and they are both iconic offerings from the UK. We also show you a less expensive, more recent American offering, an offering for the budget minded from a well-known brand, and something for those looking for a little style. But before starting let’s take a look at the history of the Trench Coat.
History Of The Trench Coat
The trench coat as we know it was a product of the first world war. The developed the Trench replace heavier coats worn by British and French soldiers. Two British brands, Burberry and Aquascutum claimed this relatively modern invention in
The Modern Trench adopted many of the features we see today during the first World War. Shoulder straps attach epaulets or rank insignia. The D-ring attached map cases and swords to the belt. Large exterior pockets held maps, while cleverly placed flaps and vents dealt with odors associated with early rubber models. So without further ado,
Burberry Men’s Westminster Trench Coat
If you’re serious about buying a Trench Coat, then you’re going to want to pay close attention to both Burberry and Aquascutum. These Trench Coat brands are classics and will stay in style for a lifetime. The Burberry Men’s Westminster Trench Coat ($1895) is a classic fit trench from England. Created from a weatherproof cotton gabardine invented by Thomas Burberry in 1879. Whether needed for rainy weather in the spring or layered with a shirt jacket or jean jacket in the fall, the Burberry Westminster is a great choice.
Aquascutum Corby Double Breasted Men’s Trench Coat
Aquascutum is another century-old English brand. It originally started as a tailor in 1851. Since the beginning, the brand has been at the forefront of craftsmanship and technical innovation. One of their best coats is the Aquascutum Corby Double Breasted Men’s Trench Coat ($1190). The Corby is double breasted trench meticulously crafted in the United Kingdom from a cotton mix. It features raglan sleeves, with military-inspired epaulets, and a waist belt.
American Trench Mens Trench Coat
The American Trench Men’s Trench Coat ($795) is a beautiful trench coat from the U.S. based brand. It only launched in 2012, but the brand has quickly gained recognition for its craftsmanship and styling. Workers coat and sew the coat at a factory in New Jersey. It features a shell made from Ventile cloth, made from American grown Supima cotton woven in the UK since 1943. Because of the tightness of the Ventile cloth’s weave and with the addition of a DWR coating, the coat is water repellent but still breathes. The interior features 100% cotton and lined with a glen check pattern woven in North Carolina. For just $795 you’ll be hard press to find a better bang for your buck.
J. Crew Men’s Ludlow Double-Breasted Water-Repellent Trench Coat
The J. Crew Men’s Ludlow Double-Breasted Water-Repellent Trench Coat ($300) is our choice for a budget trench. This trench comes in multiple sizes. And features a shell made from bonded layers of cotton with a partial lining. This setup provides a water repellent shell that is perfect for those occasional downpours. It features a fold-down collar, waist
Todd Snyder Men’s Trench Coats
Known for its stylish menswear, Todd Snyder also makes one of our favorite Trench Coats. The Todd Snyder + Mackintosh Belted Dornoch Trenchcoat ($1200) is an absolutely beautiful coat. The Dornoch is a collaboration between the Todd Snyder team in Japan and famed outerwear producer Mackintosh. If you want this coat you’ll need to hurry because it’s available in extremely limited quantity and will run out soon. This standout outerwear piece is made in Scotland, woven in an olive twill and finished with a double-breasted closure and belt. The twill shell is completely waterproof. A beautiful addition to any wardrobe.