Five ways to wear x Burberry trench

Brummell's five ways to wear team shows how to style the iconic Burberry trench coat

Style 21 Dec 2017

Westminster extra long trench coat, £1,395; suit, £1,395; cotton shirt, £225; silk tie, £140
Westminster trench,£1,395; cashmere sweater, £295; straight-fit jeans, £250
Trench, £1,395; wool and cashmere sweater, £425; cotton T-shirt, £85; straight-fit jeans, £250, rucksack, £995
Trench, £1,395; cotton pique polo shirt, £145; cotton sweatpants, £195; cashmere scarf, £750
Trench, £1,395; leather biker jacket, £1,595; cotton T-shirt, £235; straight-fit jeans, £250

Thomas Burberry revolutionised outerwear when he invented the weatherproof fabric gabardine in 1879, leading to the creation of the hard-wearing raincoat that protected soldiers during the First World War.

While the iconic Burberry trench we know today has evolved to become a sophisticated staple for cosmopolitan men and women about town, the Westminster extra-long trench coat still features signature design details inspired by the original trench coat from the Burberry archives, including a gun flap at the chest and a storm shield on the upper back.

Made in England, the relaxed fit of this trench lends itself to being worn as an extra layer – belted over tailoring or open over denim – and every aspect of the coat has been considered to provide protection from the elements, whatever the weather throws at you.