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.

 via Fashionizing

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.

via Fashionizing

The camel coat has proved to be the perfect layering piece for the cold days we're still facing. If you haven't laid your hands on one already, do so.  Remember, the classics never go out of style!

Paris fashion Week 2011 Anna Selezneva

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

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Town & Country photographs by Taghi Naderzad

Town & Country photographs by Taghi Naderzad

Town & Country photographs by Taghi Naderzad

Town & Country photographs by Taghi Naderzad

Another classic and my all-time favorite, the iconic trench & cupcakes too !

tumblr via One Deep Breath

If you love your trench as much as I do mine, you have to check out

 Art Of The Trench.

It's a digital platform for all of you "Trenchies" who are social, savvy, and connected.

click to visit & turn up the music!

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 –

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"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

Here are just a few of my favorites...from Art Of The Trench.

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Remember, Art Of The Trench is a live & 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!

Scott Schuman

Scott Schuman

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!

The Sartolialist book by Scott SchumanIn 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.


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Juju at Tales of said...

I <3 coats. Yup a Florida girl in love with coats. Sick but true :)

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

You had me hunting today Lisa, I remembered a cashmere coat that I had from years ago that sort of looks like the second one and I just had to find it. Found it! My closet does need a good, overdue purge! I love trench coats, my classic Burberry black trench is my winter standby, worth every penny as I have been wearing it to death for 8 years now. Always a good investment when it is a classic piece. I like it when you do one of your in-depth posts........because I may have forgotten about that old favorite for another year. And it is warm and cosy.
Much love, XO

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I am screaming in laughter with tears rolling down my cheeks at some of those last images. Too cute.
I remember when I got my first camel wool coat. I wish that I had not given the coat away, because it would be perfect now.
Thanks for sharing,

Ariadone said...

Great post, Lisa. Quite my style...Love Story was dressed by Ralph Lauren..sounds familiar ?
Lieve groeten
Godeliva van Ariadone

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Lisa you are such a marvelous writer. Yet another gorgeous & entertaining post. I am a huge fan of camel coats & most definitely the classic trench. I'm a girl who loves coats just as much as I love shoes. I'm going to start practicing my poses now to submit my best shot on 'Art of the Trench'. This outta be interesting! How about that photo of the little girl in her Burberry? She is so darn adorable. Thank you Lisa & I think I must watch Love Story now!!
Remember, "love means never having to say your sorry"
xx oo deb

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Hi Lisa, What a chic weave of a fashion story... from Love Story to Scott Schuman. Are you really taking fly fishing lessons? I'm so impressed! Thank you tons for the intro to Burberry's Art of the Trench - it's brilliant, and so are you! ox Barbara

PS... My trench is by Isaac Mizrahi with a leopard-pattern lining. ; )

Renae said...

You have such a gift of weaving your stories. Those camel-hairs are beautiful, I particularly fancy the dark one. I am not fond of coats, wear them if absolutely nothing else will do. I think all those years of living in Alaska thickened up my blood and even living in the south hasn't thinned it out enough! My mom recently gave me my grandmother's black mink, knee length. I think I will be sporting that this fall!

Jacqueline said...

I bought a cashmere camel coat ten years ago when we moved to London...I've worn it almost every nice to be back in fashion! said...

Love the classics. A new camel hair is on the wish list. thanks for the inspiration.

Millie said...

I do love a good coat Lisa but I'm too short to pull off a calf-length one elegantly, so need to stick to the shorter ones. I've got a gorgeous knee length black cashmere 60's style, double breasted with rows of scrumptious big silver buttons. Every time I wear it I get lots of lovely compliments, even from the all sons chums. Lovely post sweet girl.
Millie ^_^