Men's Trench Coat Guide

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Every man needs a nice coat to wear around. A coat is a distinguishing feature and going without one could ruin your shirts or sweaters. A men's trench coat is a great coat for a man to have in his wardrobe. Men's trench coats are very distinguished looking. They have many uses and an investment in one could last a man a long time. Below is a guide for every man looking for a trench coat.

Purpose
The purpose of a trench coat is to keep you warm and to help protect your clothes from poor weather. Most of the time, the coat will be waterproof which will keep your clothes dry. It will also be wind resistant and keep you warmer on windy days. If you live in an area with different weather in different seasons, then a trench will be a useful item to add to your wardrobe.

Occasion
When buying a mens trench coat, determine the occasion you will wear the coat. Are you looking for something more conservative to wear to the office? Do you want something to wear over your suits? Or are you looking for something more casual to wear out at night or on the weekends. Depending on what type of occasion you plan to wear the coat, you will choose a different type. For the office, choose something that is neutral in color like tan or black and made of cotton or a cotton and polyester blend. Also, choose something that is hits at your knees in order to cover potential suit jackets. Finally, look for something that is more conservative in style such as one that is double breasted. However, if you are looking for something to go out in, look for something in a different fabric. Men's fashion designers are now making men's trenches in twill or jeans materials. They are also making them shorter and more stylish. These will fit a bit tighter on and you will not be able to wear a suit underneath.

Your own personal style
Next, think about your own style. Do you tend to select clothes from Ralph Lauren and Banana Republic or are you more trendy and go with clothes from Club Monaco or Prada? Your own personal style will influence the type of trench you select. A coat is an important part of your own unique fashion style. Since you will wear the jacket a lot, select one that reflects your own tastes. Remember, a more conservative jacket will last you a lot longer than a trendier one. Sometimes, the trendier jackets will only last a few years. You may outgrow the style. However, the conservative one can last you upwards of 10 years and you can wear it as you get older.

A men's wardrobe does not need a lot of items to make it complete. Trench coats are one of the first items men should consider when rounding out their closet.

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Jenny Wells has 1 articles online

Jenny Wells is a personal shopper for men and women in Los Angeles and New York. She has found that each article of clothing conveys something different and unique. She loves her trench coat and thinks that having one in your closet is a key wardrobe essential.

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This article was published on 2010/04/02