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Style Glossary: Trench Coat

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The trench coat has become a wardrobe staple but much like the parka, it was first introduced for the military by Thomas Burberry back at the turn of the 20th century.

They became a fashion item in the 1960s and were made popular by fictional characters such as Dick Tracy and Rick Blaine from Casablanca.

It is defined as, "A raincoat made of waterproof heavy-duty cotton drill or poplin, wool gabardine, or in some cases leather: it generally has a removable insulated lining; and it is usually knee-length or longer."

This padded version is by Burberry Prorsum (£976).

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