The end of a season is the best time to shop for the IT item on sale. Most brands want to clear out their inventories and offer large discounts at the end of a season. The winter sale is the time to spot a great trench coat on sale.
The trench coat is a classical piece that never goes out of style, practical and versatile. You can wear it in fall and spring. Or if you live in California, as I do, the trench is very useful during winter. It is very easy to dress it up with boots or down with sneakers.
There are few things to keep in mind when you shop for a trench coat on sale.
Pay attention to whether an item marked a FINAL sale. Most likely, that means you cannot return a purchased item.
I am generally opposed to buying an item on a FINAL sale, but a trench coat is an exception. There is little chance that it won't fit you; if you are between the sizes, size up.
The trench coat should be slightly oversized.
One, because it is easier to get into the trench when you are wearing layers.
Two, because the oversized masculine silhouette is never out of fashion.
The perfect trench is not just a coat - it needs to have critical details like wide lapels, belt loops, pockets, back vent, sleeve straps, and storm flap. Generally, the more details the trench coat has, the more thought and attention a brand put into design and manufacturing.
Keep in mind what the weather is like where you live. If it rains a lot, check the description for waterproof material or water repellent features. If it is a relatively dry season, you can go for a wool trench coat.
I hope my guide will help you find the best trench ever!