The trench coat is an iconic wardrobe staple that you will find yourself wearing for years to come. It’s actually the most stylish form of a raincoat, traditionally made of durable and water-resistant gabardine cotton. It became a popular piece for soldiers to wear during the Boer and World Wars for its functional design. Besides the rain and mud friendly fabric, trench coats offer extra protection around the neck with their wide lapels and hook and eye latch, across the chest with their double breasted silhouette, and storm flap pockets to safely stow belongings. On top of all these practical benefits, trench coats have a comfortable and elegant design that make them one of the most versatile coats of all time. Find out why yours can easily become your go-to jacket for many occasions.