The word comes from trench as shield; thus, we may call them shield coats. The common use of the trench coat began in the formidable fronts of the First World War. It helped soldiers move comfortably during war conditions with its waterproof and light fabric compared to weighty, hard-to-use coats. So, trench coats became an important part of military uniforms.
You didn’t think that the metal hoops and shoulder straps of trench coats were designed as such for no reason, did you? Because these additions were designed specifically by Thomas Burberry for soldiers to carry their accessories such as compasses and grenades. Hollywood’s shining stars are the ones who took the trench coat from being just a military item and brought it to the fashion world. Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, in the unforgettable movie of classic Hollywood, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Marlene Dietrich in A Foreign Affair re-envisioned the trench coat and turned it into a classic piece for men’s worn and women’s styles.
Let’s have a look at our favorite trench coats from Modanisa!