At RUSSH, our appreciation for the classic trench is a well that runs very deep. Possibly one of our most favourite categories in outerwear, sometimes it's considerate to trace our steps back in time and explore where these wardrobe staples have come from.
Originally invented to offer lighter weight alternatives to the heavy serge coats worn by British and French soldiers and what was traditionally water-proof in cotton drill or leather; the trench has now seen itself become one of the world's most coveted statements in winter dress. From shielding men in the trenches to cloaking women and streaming down runways worldwide, the trench coat has travelled a long way.
Most often always seen double breasted, belted, wide lapelled and storm flapped - we round up some of our favourites below from the more quaint, no frills classic by A.P.C to the softly sophisticated cotton trench by Lemaire. South Korean designer Low Classic offers a staple oversized trench, beautifully rendered in deep green linen and we have Australia's very own Camilla and Marc take the women's trench to masculine levels with one that is broad shouldered, detailed and wide belted with their Puelo trench renditioned for this autumn winter season.
From the trench founded by Thomas Burberry that captured the hearts of the mainstream, below we round up our favourites in the realms of a classic to inspire or aspire you in what to covet for this winter.
Never one to look past a well rounded trench, however for those seeking inspiration elsewhere, RUSSH may already have you covered. For more of our winter ideals in knitwear, winter coats, knee high boots or leather jackets take a glimpse at our coveted favourites in RUSSH winter round ups, here for your perusal.