Gifting a Classic Trenchcoat Never Goes out of Style….
It’s raining in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia -area) but the weather is mild so I am able to bring out my trench coat and look perfectly chic (even with sweats on underneath it). This got me to thinking…
If you’re looking to make a gift to your favorite guy or gal, consider gifting this classic coat that can literally take the receiver from spring to late fall, especially if it’s lined (flannel or quilting).
I can’t take credit for the image – it’s courtesy of Polyvore. But one of the reasons I think the image is so great is because it offers a choice of high- and low-end outwear that manages to look chic at every price point.
Just in case none of the designers are familiar to you, here’s a quick primer (clockwise from the top left):
Burberry. The British clothier is classic and expensive. So a trench from Burberry is more than a gift, it’s a relationship investment.
H&M. A great Swedish based store that offers modern, good quality clothing at great prices.
A.P.C. (which stands for Atelier de Production et de Création) offers a very cool and modern take on the classics. Not quite as pricy as Burberry, but definitely more expensive than H&M. But a good spot to find a unique take on the trench if the classic double-breasted look isn’t for you.
KMJ. Sorry, I got nothing. Couldn’t find them on the world wide Web… but let me know if you do!
Zara. Kind of reminds me of H&M with more of a European feel. Great store with a great online presence. Happy shopping!
Uniqlo. I tend to think of Uniqlo as the arbiter of clothes that simply work for you. It’s also a wonderful spot for classics at a very reasonable price point considering the strong quality.
Honorable Mentions: London Fog (my favorite brand) and Calvin Klein.