Men's Trench Coat
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The trench coat is a timeless piece that has been found in men’s wardrobes over the decades. It is a waterproof torso garment that typically ends around the upper thigh area. However, the Marbek trench coat has a unique and modern design incorporated so that along with being heavy-duty, durable and waterproof, it can also be extremely stylish. The trench coat is made from a 100% high-quality cotton fabric that ensures prober comfortability along with true water resistance. Adding this luxurious item to your closet will give you a sense of class and style – no matter the weather conditions outside.
Along with varying colours and designs, the Marbek men’s Trenchcoat comes in a variety of sizes ranging from extra-small, small, medium, and large. This sizing will give all men the ability to find a trench coat that will properly suit them.
History of the Trench Coat
Although the trench coat has been worn for decades, it started rising in notoriety around World War One when officers began wearing them to show off their ranks. Due to certain designs of the trench coat: D-rings on the belt, a storm flap on the shoulders, waterproofness, the coat body being short enough not to be dragged through the mud, and the original khaki colour. It was made to be the ideal fashion statement for men with higher ranking positions. After World War Two finished, the trench coat started becoming popular among the common man.
Around the 1950’s when cinema was becoming more popular, the trench coat was a garment that began showing up in more films. Originally, it was worn by men who played the roles of gangsters, gentlemen, and most famously, the detectives. A decade later, the trench coat was being commonly worn by female actresses as well, giving the coat an appeal to be worn and brought by both men and women alike.
Traditionally, trench coats were usually crafted with wool gabardine, a dense fabric that had the ability to repel water and sported a silk lining. The garment was lightweight, functional, and extremely classy for its time. However, modernised trench coats are now crafted with dense woven cotton which increases its durability along with its water resistance.
Trench Coat Features
Unlike other coats, the trench coat has specialised features that make it stand out from its competition. It is one of the few coats that were specifically designed with the focus of necessity and functionality. The key features of the trench coat are its raglan sleeves, double-breasted flaps, storm flap, belt with D-rings, and its wedged back.
Raglan sleeves first appeared around the 19th century when an aristocrat demanded a coat be created with straight style sleeves to make the act of putting it on easier for the wearer. Since then, it has been added to the common design of the modern trench coat. Something to note about the Raglan sleeve is that it lacks a distinctive sleeve head, which sometimes allows for more mobility while wearing the coat.
The original trench coat was designed with doubled-breasted flaps that sported ten buttons. It does not have any true value in terms of functionality – however, the double-breasted flaps are deemed to be more elegant and more flattering for men who are taller with medium builds.
The storm patch is necessary for the prevention of moisture leaking through the trench coat and flowing down the shoulders. This is one of the added features that specifically aid with the increasing the water resistance that is commonly found in trench coats.
Belt with D-Rings
Traditionally the D-ring belt was used for carrying weapons such as grenades and swords during wartime. However, the practicality of this belt changed as the time changed. In modern times, the belt is used primarily to give a wearer a flattering shape while wearing the trench coat.
The primary purpose of the wedged back is to aid in overall ventilation of the of the coat, thus aiding in the wearer to stay warm and dry while not having to sacrifice the ability to block the wind, rain, and the wearer’s mobility.
How to Select the Right Trench Coat
Once you choose the proper trench coat that will ft your desired needs, it is vital to be certain that your trench coat will be able to fit your body properly. You can refer to the Marbek sizing guide (INSERT SIZING GUIDE LINK HERE) for guidance on how to properly measure your body. The sizing guide includes shoulder width, back length, sleeve length, waist circumference, and chest circumference. Pay attention to these measurements as it will ease the entire process.
It is necessary to take accurate measurements and refer to the sizing guide if any questions or uncertainties arise. The measuring tape should fit snugly, yet comfortably are the area of measurement. Be sure to test the measured area using the fingers test body and measuring tape to ensure an accurate reading of the measurements and allow for adequate breathing room.
Overall Trench Coat Fit
The overall fit of the trench coat will vary from man to man. Shorter men should choose a trench coat that ends just above their knees to create the illusion of elongated legs. While taller men are advised against choosing above the knee jackets, they are recommended to choose coats that lengths extend past the knee to help give them a more flattering appearance. Once the most flattering trench coat is chosen, the wearer must begin considering if the chest, shoulders, and sleeves fit appropriately in the trench coat.
The general rule of thumb is that the wearer should be able to comfortably fit his fist between the coat and the wearer’s chest. If it is too tight, then it is recommended to go a size up. However, if it is too loose, but all other aspects of the coat fit comfortably, the wearer can opt to have the coat tailored.
The shoulders should always have enough space to wear additional layers underneath, such as a man’s suit jacket, without nay discomfort. The coat shoulders should pass your natural shoulder from about .5’’ to 1’’ to be accurate.
Unlike other men’s coats – it is recommended that the sleeves of your trench coat fall at least 2’’ to 4’’ past your suit jacket cuff. This ensues proper mobility for the wearer, even when they are sporting additional layers under the jacket.
Materials Used in Trench Coats
As previously stated, trench coats were made to be waterproof, durable, and could keep the wearer warm no matter the weather conditions outdoors. To achieve these goals, the materials used in the production of trench coats must be taken into consideration. Many of the original trench coats used wool gabardine while modern-day trench coats are known for using cotton or leather. No matter what the material is made from – the wearer can be assured that they will have a luxuriously crafted coat.
This material is a tough, woven fabric was used in the earlier versions of the trench coat that officers in the military wore. It had the ability to repeal water while also being lightweight, durable, and attractive. In current times, having a trench coat with wool gabardine is considered a costly investment.
This material is an extremely soft and fluffy staple fibre. It is commonly found in most apparel and household items. The density in cotton made it an ideal material to be used in the modern-day production of the trench coat, however, some companies add in a manmade fibre to help make trench coats made of this material more weather resistant.
This material is extremely durable and flexible. It is commonly found and used in the production of shoes and apparel. Compared to wool gabardine and cotton, leather trench coats have not risen to high popularity. However, the leather trench coat has more of an appeal to the working city man due to its ability to dirt and water with ease of cleaning.
How to Care for a Trench Coat
Care and washing instruction will be provided with every item to ease the worries of damaging your personal product. It is recommended that you follow the instructions to increase the life of your product. It is important to consider what material your trench coat is made from since it can affect your washing and drying procedures. If possible, it is recommended to detach the inner lining and wash the outer shell separately. The coat should be washed in a normal setting with warm water. For drying, it is recommended to air dry the outer shell and lay the inner lining flat to air dry.
The trench coat ability to withstand the true test of time proves that it will always be a classic coat style that stays true to its original functionalities: to be durable, waterproof, comfortable, and stylish. The Marbek men’s trench coat promises to give all the qualities mentioned, along with luxuriousness, with its high-quality materials, unique and modern design, and ability to withstand the test of time.