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Choose the Best Fabric for Your Trenchcoat

  • March 1, 2017
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Spring is coming soon. The best time to order a trenchcoat is before you think you’ll need it! Platinum gladly accommodates most styling needs. If your client is interested in ordering a trenchcoat from you, submit a photo of a sample of the coat you would like to create for your client and we will let you know if we can make it. Email it to or fax it to 877.485.2003. Our bespoke garments are sure to satisfy even your most discerning clients.

We love Holland & Sherry’s Trenchcoat Collection. It is brimming with comfortable, quiet, natural, weatherproof fabrics. These fabrics are made in England, a location known for its rainy weather. This collection wields the first truly effective all-weather fabric. It is highly breathable due to its uncoated and unlaminated construction.

Gabardine was first designed by Thomas Burberry, the founder of Burberry. Before this revolutionary design, fabrics were waxed or rubberized, resulting in stiff, uncomfortable garments. This gabardine cloth is 100% cotton, containing the finest, long staple fibres only found in the top 2% of the world’s crop. After spinning and doubling, the yarn is woven into a dense Oxford weave, using up to 30% more yarn than conventional woven fabrics. The performance of these fabrics results from the properties of cotton fibres which expand in a uniform manner when they come into contact with water. This allows the small gaps within the fabric to close up, preventing further passage of water. The fabric is boosted with a durable water repellent system, increasing its performance in the rain, wind, snow, and cold.

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What is the difference between a raincoat and a trenchcoat?

A trenchcoat is a type of raincoat that was created by Burberry for officers of the British Royal Army in World War I. It is a full cut, double-breasted, belted coat. It features a buttoned yoke over the shoulders in the back, a buttoned flap over the right shoulder in the front, and epaulets. In addition, the belt of the original officer’s coat featured D rings from which equipment was hung. The modern trenchcoat is similar in style to the original, although today the fabrics are breathable and comfortable. Today, the raincoat is accepted as a light overcoat.