The Art of the Trench

Being raised in a place like Canada has made me finely attuned to winter styles and provided me with the sartorial know-how to brace the chilly weather. After a chat with Sarah Wilson from Escape to Daisy about our mutual love for winter coats and trench coats, we thought it would be appropriate for us to collaborate on this post about winter gear. Now it is important to note that an Australian “winter” *cough* does not require 13 layers of cashmere and the season is more akin to an autumn in Toronto. However, the weather still requires a look that is tailored and polished. This is why my favourite Fall/Winter item is the trench coat. It is a perfect layering piece that isn’t heavy and it is very versatile.

It’s pretty clear that in the past decade has changed significantly. You will find men are willing to have more fun with their clothes and take more risks.  This approach to style is one that I am fond of and is exemplified in my Hardy Amies Trench Coat.  The Hardy Amies trench coat has a double breasted design, a waist belt, and is lined in a unique burnt orange, making this water resistant coat a standout in any city street. It can be dressed up in a conservative suit or it can be dressed down with some black skinny jeans and a scoop neck tee.  

If the burnt orange lapel is not your thing, but you still have an adventurous side, the latest trench from Hardy Amies is a sky blue with a navy lining and lapel, and may be more suited to your taste. The most important thing to remember when picking up a trench is that it should be fitted but not tight. Always consider your height and if you are on the shorter side, make sure your coat cuts a few inches below the hip.

Accordingly, the trench coat is a classic investment piece and as some of you may remember, my trench coat cost a pretty penny. But damn, it was worth it.