I love this scene from Love Story where Harvard pre-law hockey player Oliver Barrett IV and Radcliffe music student Jenny Cavalleri are speeding along on a cold winter's day in his classic MG. I also love that they are sporting classic trench and camel hair coats.
Long a staple for men and normally relegated to our Winter wardrobes, this season, trench, proper wool & camel hair coats are in abundance.
This camel coat may be a little on the dark side of the color spectrum, but it's still the perfect sort of coat to take you through Autumn & into Fall.
On Monday, before my fly fishing lesson, I had to stop by the Jeep dealership.
While I was waiting in the customer service lounge, I thumbed through the latest Town & Country, Architectural Digest & Veranda...Don't you wish every waiting room had this assortment! Anyway, I was drooling over the T&C Fall Fashion Issue which featured these beautiful coats. I loved them all and wanted to share!
Town & Country photographs by Taghi Naderzad
Another classic and my all-time favorite, the iconic trench & cupcakes too !
If you love your trench as much as I do mine, you have to check out
It's a digital platform for all of you "Trenchies" who are social, savvy, and connected.
Art of the Trench is a very nifty www by Burberry where users can submit their own portraits to feature on the site, Burberry picks their favorites & yours creating a body of images reflecting personal trench coat style across the globe. You can like, comment, and share!
Courtesy of Burberry
Everybody has a different story related to their coat or the first time they came into contact with one –
"I love the idea that people from all over the world can share those stories and images with each other and all the different attitudes and expressions of the Burberry trench coat and the people who wear it." – Christopher Bailey, Burberry Creative Director
Remember, Art Of The Trench is alive & constantly changing story of the trench coat and the people who wear it. So today when I head out to the market I will be wearing mine. If I happen to see this guy following me, I will not assume he's from the Bourne Identity and run, I will pose and let my trench do all the talking!
You see, Art of the Trench also features specially commissioned trench portraits by fashion & street style photographers like the talented Scott Schuman of The Satorialist. I didn't make it into his book, The Sartorialist, but maybe some of you did!
In closing...I'm headed to Fresh Market, The Mousetrap Wine & Cheese Shop, and the Video store. It's a good night to rent Love Story because it doesn't get much more romantic than doing the rounds at the Wollman Rink. Remember, its where Oliver and Jenny went skating in Central Park. I'll probably have the soaring music in my head for days.