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In the early 20th century, Burberry produced gabardine outfits for hot air ballooning enthusiasts, made up of a weatherproof coat, short lined jacket and breeches

In the early century, Burberry produced gabardine outfits for hot air ballooning enthusiasts, made up of a weatherproof coat, short lined jacket and breeches

World War I trench coat was a very important innovation for men's clothing. Men wore them in the trenchs during the war, which switched into all of society wearing them. It was a long weather proof coat.

The Trench Coat. Our 1st and Only True Love

Next time you tie up your trench coat, remember it came from a muddy trench for generals. The whole point of the length and water resistant fabric was to shield the general from water, not for a fashion statement.

A Burberry Heritage Trench Coat design detail – the throat latch is hand-sewn to the collar

A Burberry Heritage Trench Coat design detail – the throat latch is hand-sewn to the collar

Trench coats: they were originally designed for British officers fighting in war. Burberry was the first to trademark the trench coat. Became a popular men's jacket during World War 1.

The trench: A coat for all seasons

World War I trench coat: Thomas Burberry was responsible for creating this coat. It was a twill cotton gabardine that was belted. It also had a chemical finish on it to make it water repellent.

World War I trench coat: Based on heavy serge coats this coat was modified in world war one to include straps, D-rings, and epaulettes. It was used in the trenches and hence called the trench coat. The trench coat was created by Thomas Burberry

World War I trench coat - Based on heavy serge coats this coat was modified in world war one to include straps, D-rings, and epaulettes. It was used in the trenches and hence called the trench coat. The trench coat was created by Thomas Burberry

Long Shearling Trench Coat | Burberry

Discover women’s coats from Burberry. The collection includes double-breasted and single-breasted styles, seasonal trench coats, parkas and pea coats.

All the runway looks from Burberry Prorsum: London Ready-to-Wear Resort 2015

View the Burberry Prorsum Resort 2015 collection. See photos and video of the runway show.

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