With Fall on the horizon and chilly temperatures in store, you may be wondering what the best men's trench coats are for 2011. Because the stylish man must stay well dressed even in inclement weather, the trench coat solves two problems with one solution. Because the trench coat is traditionally cut to have an extra long length (down to the shins is particularly common), all of your "indoor" clothes, such as that dapper suit you save for client meetings, are protected from rain, snow and muddy splash back from passing cars. In addition, the trench coat is, in itself, a stylish addition to any wardrobe, and encases its wearer in a trim, contemporary silhouette. If your closet is missing this crisp and classic staple, you may not know where to even begin. Read on to learn about some particularly cool trench coats that will keep you dry and stylish this Fall.
In terms of classic sophistication, the house of Burberry remains second to none. Known for an effortless British style that combines good taste and nonchalance, Burberry clothes are functional and assertive additions to any man's wardrobe. Because London is known for foggy days and rainy afternoons, the trench coat is considered a must have for any London businessman in the know. Burberry, of course, has a wide and elegant selection of the classic outer garment. Take their Classic Cotton trench coat in their "London" line as an example. This double-breasted beauty is made from soft cotton and is cut to end right below the waist, so your sport coat is covered. With stylish epaulettes on the shoulder, it has a belted waist, as well as belted cuffs. There is a rain shield on the back, which also contains a vent for breathability. Underneath the collar there is a classic Burberry check pattern, and the Burberry logo is engraved on all of the buttons. This coat is available in both black and traditional trench coat khaki. This trench coat is also offered in a longer version, for the extra foggy days. For a more minimalistic look, consider the Single Breasted cotton raincoat, available in dark blue, khaki and black. This simple trench coat is cut a little longer, and has stylish raglan sleeves. There are two front pockets, both with buttons, and a central back vent to keep things breathable. Underneath the collar you'll find the trademark Burberry check pattern, as well as buttons engraved with the Burberry logo. To go all out with features, take a gander at the long Cotton Twill Trench coat. Available in black, khaki and vibrant, military red, this cotton twill has all of the features of the classic trench coat, but includes leather buckles.
When it comes to affordability and stylishness, you may be surprised to learn that the Men's Warehouse is one of your best choices. One of the best things about Men's Warehouse is its ubiquity: there seems to be a Men's Warehouse nearly anywhere there is a strip mall or retail outlet zone. So the chances of you being close to a retail location, where you can get tailored and receive personalized service, are pretty good. Men's Warehouse is commonly thought of as either a place to buy a new suit or to rent a tuxedo for a wedding or special event. But did you know that Men's Warehouse also carries a nice selection of stylish and affordable trench coats? It's true. Consider the unparalleled quality of a Joseph & Feiss Tan trench coat. This double-breasted classic has buttoned epaulettes, removable belts around the waist and the cuffs and a removable inner liner so you can be ready for whatever type of weather that you might run into. It is made from a breathable cotton and poly blend, and a long center vent to keep the air flowing and the sweat at bay. If you live in a colder environment, consider the T-Tech trench coat from Tumi. This thick trench coat is made from weather resistant wool and rayon blend designed to keep water out. It has a removable interior liner and interior banded cuffs. With four exterior pockets and two convenient interior pockets, you are sure to have enough storage space to keep all of your belongings safe. It is center vented, and has a stand up collar with a ribbed knit lining just in case things get a little too windy. It is available in both black and charcoal grey.