August 5th, 2016
WSJ. Magazine

‘The Trench Coats for Fall’

I was on the hunt for a trench last spring, but didn’t find the perfect one. I’m sure it’s in this story from the upcoming WSJ. Magazine’s September issue.

Photography by Arno Frugier    Styling by Vanessa Traina

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FRED LEIGHTON

Collection gold, silver and diamond ring

TOMAS MAIER

Eyelet-embellished intarsia merino wool turtleneck sweater

PRADA

Mid-heel suede knee-high boots

SELIM MOUZANNAR

Beirut 18-karat rose gold diamond ring

MARA HOFFMAN

Camilla one-shoulder textured-organic cotton maxi dress

MARNI

medium Trunk shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Cotton-blend poplin top

MIU MIU

Wool sweater

SOPHIE BUHAI

Gold vermeil hoop earrings

KHAITE

Charlotte cotton-gabardine trench coat

HAIDER ACKERMANN

Two-tone crepe blouse

HAIDER ACKERMANN

Oversized silk-charmeuse shirt

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  • I find trench coats very difficult to buy – and as I live in SW Scotland, they are a necessity! That is part of the problem – they need to be functional as well as beautiful. I am tall (5ft10) and very cool toned, so finding the right style and colour is very difficult as most don’t suit me.

    There are different weights for Summer and Winter too – so I think even if you’d got one in Spring, you might be looking for another now. And styles and proportions are changing; I actually recently returned a “classic” trench because it suddenly didn’t look quite right. A bit dated.

    All the trenches in this story are beautiful. I will no doubt invest in a long, languid trench at some point – there are a lot of long length ones coming in. Meantime, I’ve bought an oversized, minimal white double cotton raincoat from the Max Mara sale which is lovely for now.

    Let us know which one you choose please!

    Jill, GlasgowAugust 5th, 2016  8:27 AM

     
  • I’m curious what you’re looking for in a trench? Can you describe?

    KathyAugust 5th, 2016  11:22 AM

     
  • Aquascutum. That’s all I’m saying. I bought mine seven years ago and it is still my perfect trench. They are the kings (not beige/freight but a pale olive – perfection!).

    SanderAugust 5th, 2016  2:12 PM

     
  • Yes, love to know everyone’s thoughts on a good, hard-working trench. I live in Chicago and need one that will keep the dampness out.

    kimAugust 6th, 2016  11:23 AM

     
  • As I said last time,always go for classic over fashion. Burberry or Aquascutum will never go out of style!!!!!

    Claude RemainsAugust 9th, 2016  6:21 PM

     

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