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Susanne Ljung: the trench coat is garderobens holy grail

Trends come and go, but the trench coat consists. Not always in its original color and shape, but that idea is this rock remarkably durable. the trench coat

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Susanne Ljung: the trench coat is garderobens holy grail

Trends come and go, but the trench coat consists.

Not always in its original color and shape, but that idea is this rock remarkably durable.

the trench coat tops not only lists of classic nyckelplagg in the company of the white shirt, blue jeans and ”the little black”. It hailed also constantly of modeexperter that is often lyrical, describing it as an ”investment” and a ”timeless outerwear” that never goes out of style and works with everything.

the Question is, of course, if it is still true.

in a time where traditional fashion has loosened up considerably of the available sportmodet that got many of us to wear soft sneakers and say goodbye to clothes that squeeze the body. To lift up a rock in the heavy materials that are corseted with a sash in the waist is maybe not completely relevant.

But, one can also question what really can be called a trench coat. For the interpretations over the years have become increasingly yvigare.

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During the spring screenings of the upcoming höstmodet were some kind of record in terms of the ingenuity of the case, amongst both the fashion brands and visitors.

the trench coat – or variations of the synthesis not only in ketchupfärgad plastic and lime green silk, but also with oversized sleeves and/or silhouettes. Several of today's top models chose to show up in the trenchcoats of leather in black and nougat. Shortly thereafter it was Kim Kardashian's attention by wearing a giant gray trench coat that almost dragged the ground.

Scene from the new film ”They shall not grow old”, about the first world war. Photo: house of the People and parks

the type of the coats that would have been approved by the british ministry of war at the beginning of the first world war, when Thomas Burberry was commissioned to sew up the waterproof coats of gabardine for the officers who led the British troops from the trenches – the trenches.

The coats was a beige with wide lapels and dubbelknäppta, for extra warmth. Rockarnas removable yllefoder could also be used as a blanket. Axelok gave extra protection against the rain, and belts around the waist and the wrists could be laced to keep the wet away.

It was the properties also started to be appreciated by the civilians at the same time, beginning the more affluent. In a klädannons from 1917 was called the trench coat for a lifesaver in bad weather. Several companies offered this new type of raincoat, albeit at a fairly high price.

But thanks to the increasingly popular movie expanded both the popularity and the supply.

the trench coat was a garment associated with middle-aged men without their own taste, or sense of style. But in the last twenty years has rock reputation improved.

got the genre ”film noir” trench coat to be associated with cool, often a little misunderstood, guys. Men who sought after the truth – or tried to hide it – with the hands deeply stuck in the rock generously sized pockets. Popular accessories was a hat and a cigarette in the corner of the mouth.

A look that Humphrey Bogart came to embody, not least in film classics as ”the maltese falcon from Malta”, ”Casablanca” and ”The big sleep”.

Thanks to the popularity was the long as easy to get audiences to associate a character dressed in a trench coat with an intriguing and complex personality, regardless of gender. Even Audrey Hepburn wore a trench coat in the iconic film ”Breakfast at Tiffany's”.

Famous men in trench coats: Peter Falk (as Columbo) and Peter Sellers (inspector Clouseau). Photo: Everett Collection/TT

But with the years came the band's rather a signal of mediocrity.

the Coats became cheaper to manufacture and more and more could get a trench coat, and also seemed to do it. It is no coincidence that Peter Sellers klantige inspector Clouseau in the film ”the Pink panther” wearing just a trench coat. The trench coat was a garment associated with middle-aged men without their own taste, or sense of style.

But in the last twenty years has rock reputation improved.

once again begun to be described as garderobens holy grail, a garment charged with almost mythical properties.

But it is thanks to the new generations, has taken the refreshing liberties with its form, color and function that it continues to live on, in the wet as the dry.

Famous women in trench coats: Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn and – to right – Kim Kardashian in two different outfits. Photo: Everett Collection, Universal/Kobal/Rex, Wenn.com, TT

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