I need north face with their technical know how to make me a stylish trench. There seriously must be a market for that. Shower resistant is just not good enough for me <speaks from bitter experience of 1 mile school walk getting soaked>.
My best beige trench purchase has been one from Banana Republic, years ago in New York. Still going strong. Which is probably why the Gap one is good. Banana Republic ones tend to get good reviews in magazines.
I recently bought a genuine Burberry one on eBay for a bargainers £50. £10 on a dry clean and it's as good as new. Can't yet report back on whether or not it' good, as it's been too flipping cold!
QueenCadbury thinking about it I meant water resistant rather than waterproof! No links as I have deliberately not looked for one. I am determined to wear my 'not entirely perfect Gap one' for another spring/summer as it's ok and I am being picky about the creasing, blotchy marks when it rains etc ...Like novels coat though...
Same here, beige is not my best colour but I always wear my beige trench with a scarf. I have a red winter coat and I am very tired of it after only 3 months of wear and lots of my scarves don't work with it which is rather annoying. Top tip though - buy a waterproof trench - my one is a heavy cotton version from Gap and it creases a lot and shows watermarks when it rains which looks weird.