Retro Edwardian Trench Coat Revisited in 2020

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This is the most current (2020 version) of a long leather trench coat I originally created for a client back in 2013 or so.

I made several of these Retro Edwardian-styled trench coats for him. 

This one is his 4th iteration of this trench coat.  The cut and style suits him so perfectly that it’s his trademark outerwear at this point.

The Edwardian style of this long leather coat stems mostly from the dramatic collar lines and the broad double-breasted cut and the silhouette when worn, it’s pretty body conscious.

My client  has one in an almost Oxblood shade of brown, in a very lightweight lambskin – that one he’s worn the heck out of.

This Retro Edwardian style leather trench coat is not a special occasion coat for him.  He’s quite modernly dapper, with great style.  And unafraid to flaunt it.

He also has one in  heavy, rich brown buckskin suede– which he wears when it’s very cold, and one in a a little more formal looking skin, a very smooth caramel/honey colored baby calfskin.

This cognac one,  may supplant the caramel/ honey one – this color is particularly striking on him.  He was stopped on the street several times the very first time he wore this newest trench coat.  He’s pretty thrilled with it.  So am I.

The color of the skins complement the cut and style of this long trench coat perfectly  because they were made just for this coat.

This incredible color is custom dyed,  veg-tanned Italian Lambskin.  The skins are more substantial than the original dark brown and less formal in finish than the caramel version – they have a natural marbleization and were additionally hand-rubbed with protective oils to both deepen the color and add protection. 

The rich russet/cognac color is a shade that was popular in the early to mid-1970s.  Aside from the color, the wide collar and the length of this coat also harken back to ’70s and those  have strong Edwardian era counterparts. 

The anachronistic counterpoints between the two periods create a wonderfully stylistic double entendre.

Here are the previous iterations of this coat:


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