It’s getting considerably cooler in parts of the Southern Hemisphere which means it’s time to invest in classic outerwear pieces to see you through the season ahead. The most classic of them all? The trench coat, of course.
Every man of style knows the importance of investing in a good trench coat. One of those men is none other than legendary Hollywood hero Humphrey Bogart. From his white tuxedo in Casablanca to his penchant for hand-crafted hats, Bogart was an expert in all elements of classic style, and most iconic in a trench coat.
Thanks to a five-year deal with the Bogart Estate, you can recreate Bogie’s casually belted look with Aquascutum’s range of trench coats. Bogart’s favourite style was The Kingsway, a long and slightly looser cut with raglan sleeves and internal newspaper pocket, but for the remake, Aquascutum have included a waterproof cotton-blend fabric and other subtle updates to bring the classic style into modernity.
“My main mission at the Humphrey Bogart Estate is to honour and protect my father’s legacy,” said Bogart’s son Stephen Humphrey Bogart. “My father was a loyal Aquascutum customer – perhaps the most iconic trench-coat-wearer in history. I think he’d be honoured that Aquascutum wants to partner with us to launch The Bogart Trench Coat.”
You can get your sticky fingers on a Bogart Trench Coat in camel and navy if you pre-order online at Aquascutum. The iconic coat will be available in selected stores from May 24 for £850.