You probably already own a trench coat. Their existence has been hammered into human consciousness for decades now.
The one you’re thinking of right now is probably a classic Burberry trench coat. They’re such a part of the DNA there that they even have their own pillar on the Burberry website. But as important as those ones are, trench coats have long diversified from the beige and gabardine variety - particularly at Burberry itself.
If you want something far more heavy duty, we recommend Margaret Howell’s school trench in Harris Tweed. For nocturnal glamour, it can only be a metallic jersey number from Norma Kamali. Trench coats aren’t so much of a wardrobe basic after all, are they?