Trench coat

Description : A trench coat or trenchcoat is a raincoat made of waterproof heavy-duty cotton drill, or poplin, wool gabardine, or sometimes leather. It generally has a removable insulated lining; and it is usually knee-length or longer.
Subtypes : There's only one classic type.
Parts : Sleeves, front left, front right, back, straps, cuffs, belt, belt buckle.
Preferred fabrics : wool, cotton drill, poplin, gabardine, leather.
Example creations : Classic trench, Black woolen trench, Tivka trench, Leopard velvet trench, Classy trenchcoat,
Example patterns : Tivka trench coat, Paola trench variation,
Uses worldwide : A typical trench coat was a ten-buttoned, double-breasted long coat made with tan, khaki, beige, or black fabric. Trench coats often have cuff straps on the raglan sleeves, shoulder straps and a belt. The trench coat was typically worn as a windbreaker or as a rain jacket, and not for protection from the cold in winter or snowy conditions. Trench coats became cultural icons and were used in numerous films.
Origins and history : The trench coat was developed as an alternative to the heavy greatcoats worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War. It became an optional item of dress for British Army officers, for whom it was exclusively reserved. Many veterans returning to civilian life kept the coats that became fashionable for both men and women.
Alternate names : trench, trenchcoat.
Related or similar garments : coat, overcoat, greatcoat.
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