Further to the other day's post ('in the trenches: the warhol effect'), I'm finding myself - and, apparently others on the street - looking at the classic trench coat in a new way. Weather is immaterial. This is the opposite of the 'underwear as outerwear' thing, this is outerwear - RAIN GEAR, in fact - as indoor wear. As, essentially, this year's Little Black Dress.
And, like any good Little Black Dress, it can work as a base for countless different looks. You can dress it up, you can dress it down. And, unlike the LBD, fashion forward boys can wear it, too.
I love how this guy's got a slight James McAvoy look going, and has accessorised his trench with white tee, gold necklace AND the ultimate status item: a LFW red ribbon pass. And he manages to pull it off with total masculine attitude.
Or, in this case, it's great worn simply, with little red flat pumps and bare legs.. just perfect. And not a drop of rain in sight.