Cashin’ in on the trench: Your best new alternative to the leather jacket this fall

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10 Dec 2017
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While the trench coat used to be just a mere tool, a workmanlike way to stay dry, starting now, it’s officially a style option that also happens to resist rain and the freezy chill that comes with fall

It’s official, fellas: While the trench coat used to be just a mere tool, a workmanlike way to stay dry, starting now, it’s officially a style option that also happens to resist rain and the freezy chill that comes with fall. And as fashion evolution would have it, we’re seeing trenches in gloriously un-khaki colours today: everything from plaid wool and expensive-looking flecked gray to dark and stormy black, thus, giving all ya fellas an endless array of choices to choose and haul from. 

How to wear it

The chill breaker

  • First things first: A trench over a suit always looks like money, which is why it’s been hailed as the classic Wall Street uniform. So wear a trench over your suit and have your very own 15 minutes of the Goldman Sachs moment this fall.
  • While a fully popped collar says “cocky banker,” the half popped collar says, “I was just too busy closing the deal to fix it.” We’ll let you decide on which end of things you’d wanna be in. 
  • Always opt for longer hair when it comes to the trench for it’s a rakish power move for men who know they’ve made it.

The driest man in town

  • We’ve noticed that streetwear dudes and creative types are just starting to catch on to the power of trench coats. And we say:  Right on. After all, there’s no better way to class up a hoodie and a freelance gig than with that perfect trench.
  • Especially when the trench is badass black or navy blue. Need we say any more?
  • And while you’re at it, check your sleeve length. Make sure it hits right at the wrists so that you don’t look like you’re wearing your grandpa’s coat. If you’re at the store, just make sure the shoulders fit. Your master tailor can do the rest.

    Finally,
    There’s nothing necessarily wrong with a khaki trench. But why walk around in that cliché when you’ve got so many newer, cooler options?
  • Unless you’re caught in a freezing rain and it’s chilly all around and over you, it’s okay to leave your trench open and let it flow while you walk.
  • Just remember that nothing gives your look a shot of rebel confidence like a flipped collar.
  • With a cool haircut and dark shades, the new trenches look more villain than private eye. So go on and embrace playing the bad guy for a change.