A trench coat completes an interview outfit. It’s a better choice than a nylon anorak or fleece jacket.
If you buy a less expensive trench, you can make it look nicer by changing the buttons and buckles. Cheap fasteners are a dead giveaway. You can find new ones at most sewing supply stores or on sites like Etsy and eBay.
The leather fasteners went to pot after the second cleaning, so I swapped them out for tortoise. Much nicer.