The Modern Masterpiece
The Waterproof “Sherlock” Jacket from Percival keeps in line with the brand’s English roots, by name and by mod fit, but don’t let that put you off. It’s a tasty piece of outerwear, cut dashingly short, and an impressive way to introduce yourself to some soggy spring weather.
The OG Luxe Trench
Dating all the way back to 1879, Burberry’s legendary trench is the literal OG of trench coats, and a shining example of the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. Made from a water-resistant gabardine cloth, the style has stayed shockingly true to its original concept, with a double-breasted outer shell and iconic nova check interior.
The OG Normal Guy Trench
Burberry may be the OG trench, but for the everyday guy, it might as well be a Rolex. London Fog, on the other hand, has inserted itself as the household trench brand over the past century, with a practical, no-frills design that’s constructed to last and is as timeless as it is affordable.
The Parisian Pick
You may not have heard of Fursac Paris, but trust us when we say you’ll want to remember the name. The Parisian label is championing a new era of chic, timeless garb with modern sensibilities and practices, and the end product, like this Checked Trench Coat, is, in a word, glorious.
The Only Commuter Coat That Matters
As much a tank as a trench coat, lululemon’s Storm Field jacket has seen us through brutal NYC winters with nary a scratch thanks to its seam-sealed waterproof Gylde outer. The jacket has all the performance aspects you could want in a technical jacket — adjustable cuffs, a cinchable hood, back vents and an arsenal of pockets — with that classic trench coat cut.
The Bankers Buy
When you think of trench coat, we can only assume you’re imagining some Wall Street fellow, strutting his stuff in this exact Brooks Brothers make. And that’s how it should be; after all, this soft Supima cotton trench slots handsomely over a crisp blazer and generally emulated an aire of a sophisticated man in a way that only Brooks Brothers truly knows how.
The Graphic Getup
Case and point — their trench coat has been freshly made over with a handsomely discrete logo graphic and stretched to a relaxed fit, meaning that, much like the new BR, the layer skews mysterious and cool over serious and stuffy.
The No Wet Hair" Trench
Having perfect hair is hard. After all, a rainy day can ruin your hard-fought luscious locks in all but a second. To circumvent that problem, opt for Uniqlo U’s latest release, a classy, single-breasted long coat with an oversized removable hood fro maximum protection from adverse elements.