*The Trench, it’s a classic, the coat/jacket always has been and it always will be. I am amongst one of the many who are guilty of owning a couple of Trench coats (and no, not Burberry ones) Whilst we all would love to have a few Burberry Trenches, let’s face it… We all look for the perfect quality Trench, without the price tag. The high street ranges from quite cheap (£20) to a reasonable amount for a quality coat (£100+). I remember queueing outside the Jack Wills shop to buy their Gillet and Quilted coats with my christmas/birthday money as a teenager, I had their fur hoodies, many tee’s, tracksuit bottoms and socks. I remember not quite being able to afford their blazers though… Anyway recently I’ve read an Article by Jack Wills on how they think you should style a Trench, with their collection of good quality but affordable Trench coats.
‘The most versatile piece in your outwear armoury’ Jack wills states in the article How To Style A Trench Coat they’re right! You can pair it with anything and everything. I personally like to style a Trench coat the casual way, tee, jeans and trainers (you know me) but If I’m going to an occasion I will also grab for my Trench. The weather can’t seem to make it’s mind up (typical England) so for those days when you’re contemplating on taking a jacket a Trench is the perfect option! So It’s time to buy a new one and I need your help!
The Duncombe Trench is the classic Trench from Jack Wills, they have the colours Stone and Navy. The stone is obviously the most classic trench colour but do I make the purchase of this colour again? We can never have too many choices of coats/jackets/anything clothing related for that matter, right girls? The style of this Trench has the memorable double breasted fastened buttons and buckled straps at the cuffs and waist. They say “It’s all about feeling as premium on the inside as you’ll look on the outside.” I’m all for that I guess!
My other option is The Dollyhill Swing Trench they say that this style is “The perfect marriage of classic and contemporary” I agree this is still a classic, the contemporary part comes in as they have a pale pink colour as well as the traditional Stone. I can imagine pairing the pink one with quite a few items in my wardrobe already and it is summer so maybe a summery colour will complement my summer style over the next month (if England decides to be kind to us all) but then again the Stone is probably the one I would grab for day to day and would see me through Autumn too.. Torn between getting a classic and getting something different.. Could I really give in and get both?
We’re in for a bargain on two of these must have summer Trench coats as hallelujah they have a S A L E. With the Traditional Duncombe Trench priced at £89.95 instead of £149 and the Dollyhill (pink) priced at £64.95, the Stone one is £110 but still reasonable for a quality jacket. Which one would you get?!