I’m moving to D.C. in March and I want a trench coat to wear to work. I’m searching for something classic. Ideally I want something under-$200. Do you recommend a khaki trench or another color? Thanks for your help.
Ah, the trench, a professional staple. The platinum standard is a Burberry trench. But there are plenty of stylish trenches in the middle price points.
I own this J.Crew Icon Trench. It’s not a stellar performer (After a few months, the seam in the back came undone–a casualty of using cheap thread–but it was an easy fix.), but I’m fairly happy with it. Pick it up at one of J.Crew’s frequent sales, don’t pay full price.
For the money, the London Fog Heritage trench is the best thing on the market. It runs a hair big, but put $30 worth of alterations into it and change the buttons, and you have a trench that looks like it cost double the sticker price. London Fog also makes a longer trench with a hood; you could have it hemmed shorter if that was your preference.
Need something under-$100? This $99 Calvin Klein trench is machine washable.