Trench Coat: The Masterpiece of Thomas Burberry

In 1901, Thomas Burberry, founder of Burberry , and inventor of the gabardine, presented to the army of the United Kingdom model of the cover for the official creation that used the fabric in beige color by English which, among other things, it was lightweight, sturdy and waterproof. With its usefulness is recognized, the coat became an optional item between the top echelon of the british armed forces that they would acquire, even not being obliged to it. Just before, the only protection used by the soldiers against the cold were the heavy coats of wool or twill which, in a certain way, fulfilled the task, but offer some disadvantages when subjected to rain, after all, not being waterproof, they became cold, impractical and even more heavy.

Trench Coat The Masterpiece of Thomas Burberry

As most of the classic pieces of the wardrobe, the male, the trench coat gained details made by the Burberry according to the needs that presented themselves with the arrival of World War I that included: the buckles on the belt to hang a water bottle, knife or sword, straps on the shoulders are closed with buttons where they could hold dragonas and insignia, but also served to ensure that the handle of a rifle not escorregasse and the weapon was lost (although a few come up with this utility), the reinforcement fabric on the left side of the chest that probably served as a support for the handle of a rifle, and the martingales on the sleeves allowing them to be closed, staying fair on the wrists, avoiding the entry of wind and moisture.

With the additions and increments, the piece went on to be called a trench coat(or trench coat, in English) by the soldiers of the front, and at the end of the war, he accompanied them back to civilian life, making it fashionable among men and women in the following years, consolidating the brand name Burberry as one of the most important and respected of Europe. In the decade of 20 the designer created the other detail, striking in his coat: the lining in plaid black, red, beige and white that was duly registered, and today it has become as recognized as the brand’s logo, or even the clothing that is the theme of this text!

In the years 30 and 40, the trench coat gained even more notoriety to make part of the costumes of the characters of the so-called “cinema noir”. The coat worn by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the film Casablanca is perhaps one of the most iconic images of the seventh art and lent him an aura of romantic and sophisticated.

At the beginning of World War II the trench coat continued to be worn by officers of the army, but with the advancement of the conflicts was replaced by the coats and jackets short, more practical for the battle field. However, thanks to the success, the trench coat had already taken to the streets, being copied by the americans, the russians and the germans, doing better than its creator, since Burberry stepped into the 50’s without being able to deal with the new nuances of the fashion started to appear and lose your prestige every day, a situation that only began to be reversed in 1997, when the company GUS, the controlling shareholder of brand, has invited Roberto Menichetti, the former designer of Jil Sander to take up the post of creative director, leading again to the Burberry to the luxury market, and linking his name to some of the biggest stars and pop stars of today.

The characteristics of trench coat classic:

  • Made in gabardine material, ideal for outside activities due to the fact of being breathable, durable and waterproof;
  • Double-breasted, the jacket with breasted simple is considered to be a rain coat in common;
  • Straps on the shoulders
  • The second layer of fabric on the back and chest, on the left side;
  • Belt, also in gabardine, with a buckle in metal or a coated leather;
  • Straps on the sleeves for adjustment
  • If Burberrywill be the lining with the plaid black, white, red and beige, characteristic of the brand, as in the image below.

With the new directions of the brand, Burberry also innovated in materials and even in the details of its traditional model, by changing lengths, finishes, colors, and changing even the standards of its famous lining chess. Below, some more photos of the famous jacket:

 

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Burberry Heritage Trench Coat Collection 2014 • Selectism

Burberry Heritage Trench Coat Collection 2014 • Selectism

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Beyond Fabric

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The Burberry trench coat: from 1879 to 2015, the history ...

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Thomas Burberry

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Burberry london The Sandringham

Burberry london The Sandringham

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Como usar Trench Coat com as peças que você já tem ...

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Profile: Burberry Heritage Trench Coat Collection in Navy ...

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Thomas Burberry – trench coat

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The Sandringham

The Sandringham

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Extra-long Resin Button Cotton Gabardine ... — Thread

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Lyst

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430 best images about Loveable Teddy Bears on Pinterest ...

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17+ best images about The Burberry Trench on Pinterest ...

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Burberry Leather Detail Gabardine Trench Coat Navy in Blue ...

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Burberry Long Leather Detail Gabardine Trench Coat in ...

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Burberry The Sandringham Trench Coat

Burberry The Sandringham Trench Coat

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Natalie Portman hides her baby bump as she touches down at ...

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The Sandringham

The Sandringham

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