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Beat the British downpour in an effortlessly iconic trench coat

Ease back into structured tailoring with these relaxed updates on the classic trench.

Present & Correct

While it’s a bit of a misnomer, as the trench coat was never worn by soldiers in the actual trenches, the garment’s association with the army is not entirely spurious – it was sported by military personnel of officer class and above. Take sartorial cues from this aspect of its history and team yours with utility-inspired pieces.

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From head to toe: Toga Archives x H&M Trench Coat, £199.99; Toga Archives x H&M Necklace, £39.99; Ted Baker Oxford Shirt, £79; Emporio Armani AR80048 Watch, £279 at John Lewis & Partners; John Lewis & Partners Edinburgh Briefcase, £149; Dickies Original 874 Work Trousers, £55 at Urban Outfitters; Clarks Originals Desert Boots, £120

Something Casual

After spending such a long time in joggers, this season’s take on more structured garments comes complete with a sigh of relief – think looser shapes that straddle the line between smart and casual. The new laid-back approach informs this modern iteration of the trench, providing the ideal anchor for a relaxed silhouette.

Mens outfit collage
From head to toe: COS Trench Coat, £150; Calvin Klein Beanie £40; Adidas T-shirt, £30; Zara Leather Phone Bag, £29.99 at John Lewis & Partners; Arket Utility Trousers, £59; Reiss Leather Boots, £198

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