The history of the legendary Burberry trench coat.
Famous English brand Burberry was founded in 1856. At first, the House specialised in outdoor clothing and especially raincoats. Then designer Thomas Burberry invented gabardine, a material that went through the waterproofing process before, not after, weaving. When it started out, the brand dressed English soldiers fighting in the First World War in so-called “trench coats”, so-named because the men wore them in the trenches. At the time, the coats conjured up values of heroism and victory. Burberry subsequently became an official supplier to the Crown and became known the world over. The English label developed its activity through clothing, but built its reputation on accessories and fragrance/beauty products. With their well-defined cut and tartan lining, Burberry trench coats are now instantly recognisable.
A legendary identity.
Burberry's legendary trench coat distinguishes itself from its rivals with its stylishly understated tartan print and characteristic lines, a celebration of English style. The tartan print is an inherent part of the House and the identity of the trench coats but also of the polo shirts and scarves the brand produces. Since it was created, Burberry's trench coat has left a marked impression on the history of fashion. Above all, it is highly practical. Indeed, it provides effective protection against rain and also boasts of being breathable, thanks to the gabardine, water-resistant cotton. The material makes it light and comfortable for the wearer. This legendary trench coat is revisited each season and is now available for men and women. Depending on the collection, the cut, length and tint can vary, even if beige is still the most widely-used and requested colour for the model. Features of the model include being double-breasted and having a belt to add a little definition. The design of this coat has become absolutely iconic, a timeless, chic and must-have addition to any wardrobe. Featuring in several films and TV series has only contributed to its popularity. The elegance of a Burberry trench coat sums up the values of the brand perfectly.
Burberry trench coats available on Vestiaire Collective.
Vestiaire Collective gives you the opportunity of buying pieces by major fashion brands at prices that are far more affordable than the original retail prices. It is a unique chance to acquire rare, sometimes vintage pieces from previous collections, or more recent models. Pre-loved Burberry trench coats are available for sale on our platform, just like many other emblematic pieces by the English brand.
Burberry trench coats are clothes that have marked their era and fashion as a whole. Since the model was created, several versions have emerged, some of which have become must-have pieces :