First we gave you 15 perfect white shirts. We continue our Back to Basics tour with what sits on top of the shirt — a coat. Trench coat, to be exact. This style of outerwear has been around since World War I. It was first made for British and French soldiers. Of course, we can't mention trench coats without mentioning Burberry, one of its inventors. The trench has come a long way since, and has taken a life of its own. Cropped, long, embellished, colored, printed, metallic — the possibilities are endless. Proceed to discover my favorites.
Back to Basics: 15 Crisp Trench Coats