I've been watching a ton of 90's shows and it's getting more difficult to distinguish fashion from today with fashion from the 90's. Everything you loved from the ’90s or weren’t the biggest fan of are officially back and more stylish than ever. It’s been 30 years since the decade started, but that hasn’t stopped iconic looks from resurfacing, proving how the decade revolutionized the fashion industry. Here are a few styles from our collection that give us true 90's Matrix trench coat vibes.
Originally developed even earlier than the First World War, the trench coat was used as an item of clothing worn by Army officers. It was adapted to be worn quite literally in the trenches; hence where the coat gets its name. It was during the Great War that this classic garment took the shape and style that so many of us still wear today. The classic style of the coat still has these military influences. The trench coat was designed to protect from wind and rain. They were not the warmest coats, however, they were supplied in a large size so that warmer coats and layers could be worn underneath them. In past wars, soldiers wore greatcoats.
Designers and fabric manufacturers developed the material over the years, to try and make it more breathable, and thus, more wearable. There are 2 clothiers who claim to have created the trench, and the arguments continue even to this day:
- Mayfair gentlemen’s clothier, John Emary
- Menswear business designer Thomas Burberry