The trench coat

Nimic nu descrie mai bine toamna din punct de vedere stilistic decat un trench coat clasic! Da, acea jacheta lunga, usor de recunoscut, cu aer british, menita sa te protejeze de ploaie si vant. Originea acestei piese vestimentare dateaza din perioada Primului Razboi Mondial, fiind purtat initial de cadrele militare engleze si franceze, sub forma uniformei, piesa care avea sa devina un MUST HAVE atat in garderoba femeii moderne, dar mai ales in cea a barbatului. Nasterea trench-coat-ului este strans legata de numele lui Burberry Thomas, caruia ii este atribuita inventia materialului gabardina – stofa fina de lana cu legatura diagonala, care prezinta dungi paralele inclinate pe ambele fete – materialul cel mai folosit pentru productia trench-urilor din acea perioada. 

Nothings says fall, more than a trench-coat when it comes to fashion! Yes, that easy to recognize, long outwear item, with a british touch, ment to protect you from rain and wind. The origin of this clothing item dates back during the 1st WW, when it was used as a uniform by british and french military, an item which would later become a staple piece both in men and women’s wardrobe. The birth of the trench coat is highly connected to Thomas Burberry’s name, who invented the gabardine – a firm, tightly woven fabric ofworsted, cotton, polyester, or other fiber, with a twillweave – the most common material used to produce the trench choat back in those days.

Trench coat-ul a fost prezent in uniforma militara si in perioada celui de-al  II lea Raboi Mondial, ca apoi sa fie imprumutat de corporati si bussinesmen datorita aspectului impunator. Incet, incet, trenchul a depasit barierele Angliei si ale uniformei riguroase, ajungand un item extrem de indragit, purtat si reinterpretat an de an. 

The trench coat was also used as a military uniform during WW II and was then adopted by bussines men, because of its imposing aspect. Slowly, the trench coat broke the barriers of England and the rigurous uniform, becoming an extremely beloved item, worn and reinterpreted each year.

Trench coat-ul meu, vanat dintr-un second hand, statea deja de o saptamana pe marginea fotoliului, asteptand sa fie purtat. O multitudine de tinute si moduri de styling imi treceau in cap de fiecare data cand il ridicam de pe fotoliu si cumva, am ales-o pe cea mai simpla. Chiar si asa, este uimitor cat de mult ‘te imbraca’ un  trench si cat de rapid iti eleveaza atitudinea, iar pozele lui Valentin surprind perfect esenta unui look de street style concentrat in jurul acestei jachete.

My thrifted trench coat was lying on the armchair for over a week now, waiting to be worn. Every time I lifted it up, all these images with ways to wear and style it were running quickly through my head and yet, I somehow chose the simplest way. Even so, it’s amazing how ‘dressed’ you feel and how it elevates your atitude as soon as you take it on. Valentin‘s pictures just captured perfectly the essence of a street style look concentrated around this classic outwear item.

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trench coat & furry bag vintage thrifted | heels Stradivarius | hat H&M

photo credit: Valentin Robert

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