In the coming rainy season, you can't do without a reliable raincoat. It is not only excellent protection against rain, but also an impeccably stylish look.
The history of the cloaks is quite interesting. Once the Scottish chemist Charles Mackintosh accidentally stained the sleeve of his jacket with a solution of rubber, and then noticed that the sleeve in this place did not get wet. He immediately patented the invention and founded a company to manufacture waterproof products. This is how the first macintosh appeared, which later became an indispensable part of the wardrobe of fashionistas around the world.
George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), on George - classic mac.
Elegant, giving the appearance of solidity, Macs do not cease to be popular even many decades later.
The trench coat is another raincoat that has passed into the category of classic outerwear for all time. The first trench coat was created by Thomas Burberry, the owner of a factory that produces outerwear for the British army. Initially, this cloak was intended only for soldiers, but gradually the fashion for trench coats spread in aristocratic society.
British fashion house Burberry still produces trench coats, which are considered the brand's trademark along with the signature check print.
A classic trench coat is usually a double-breasted coat with a belt, shoulder straps and a turn-down collar, most often beige. Hollywood stars of the last century elevated the trench coat to the rank of cult items, symbols of elegance and impeccable style.
Humphrey Bogart in a classic trench coat.
The perfect match: Audrey Hepburn in a trench coat and George Peppard in a mac, still from Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Trench coats are still in fashion this season. Classic trench coats in beige with a belt and check lining never go out of style. However, if you want something more original, you should pay attention to some fashion trends of the spring-summer 2010 season.
Fitted short trench coats above the knee, with complex draperies (on the sleeves or hem) are relevant. Light, pastel colors are in fashion - milky, beige, pale pink or lavender. An interesting accent is given to the trench coat by large black buttons, wide belts, 3/4 sleeves.
Burberry Prorsum Trench Coats, Spring / Summer 2010 Collection.
Trench coats made of slightly shiny materials look very feminine and gentle.
Men's trench coats this season remain closer to the classics - knee length; beige, gray and charcoal shades.
However, brighter natures may like models in deep blue or dazzling white - these were also found at the shows of the spring collections of leading fashion brands.
By choosing a beautiful raincoat this spring, you will not only provide yourself with reliable protection from the rain, but also with an impeccably stylish look.