The iconic trench coat has appeared and then reappeared in mens fashion lines for more winters now than most other winter statements.The trench stretches across multiple eras and is adaptable to almost any genre that enters the fashion sphere, from gothic to metro and all that lies in between. Iconic British luxury brand, Burberry leads the trench frenzy, fuelled by the brands creation of a web page* dedicated solely to the garment itself. It is fair to say the male trench coat has become a global fashion sensation.

I caught this Fashionisto descending the stairs of RMIT’s Arts school resembling Burberry from head to toe. His trench is both trendy AND practical, two things every uni-goer requires when aspiring to keep up with trends yet taking on the hustle and bustle of public transport and lecture transitions. His low key basics – a loose grey tee and a pair of dark green skinnies – allow his trench to maintain its position as the focal point of the ensemble.

On the other hand, a great way to enable your basics to make their own minimalistic statement is by selecting different hues yet from the same colour palette. This way, each garment attracts a level of attention just like today's Fashionisto who's military style lace-ups assume a paler tone to the rest of his outfit. 

Overall, his chic trench paired with a casual tee and denim depicts relaxed sophistication, a tricky style to capture yet made easy for you by this Fashionisto.

Hint: Trench Coats are ideal for those rushed mornings when coordinating a stylish look has a tendancy to be time consuming. Throw on a coloured scarf to brighten up your ensemble and even add a European touch.

*Art of the Trench is a project inviting everyday Burberry lovers, buyers and wearers to submit images of themselves sporting the brand’s token trench coat as a way of collating a body of images snapped from all corners of the globe.



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