Burberry coats are up there with fashion's most famous items. An originator of the trench and inventor of gabardine — a breathable, weatherproof, and durable outerwear fabric — Burberry has been in the business for more than 150 years. It's safe to say the label knows its stuff in protecting people from the rain and making them look good while doing so.
Though the Burberry trench is an undeniable icon, the British label has never rested on its laurels. Instead, its current season pieces are still completely relevant; keeping one foot firmly in its years of expertise while understanding the needs of the modern user when it comes to both aesthetic and function, finessing pieces like the fleece.
We wanted to give this next-level craftmanship some attention. Therefore, we've put together a selection of our ten favorite Burberry coats and jackets to shop this season, from its classic trench and gabardine-packing pieces to modern iterations like the puffer.
Shop some of this season's best Burberry coats and jackets below.
Burberry's famous check print has been a powerful weapon in the brand's design arsenal since the 1920's when it was first used to line the inside of trench coats. An enduring signature of the label, it soon went from hidden detail to overt feature. This all-over print puffer is a prime example.
A car coat was initially, and unsurprisingly, designed for those driving open-top vehicles. This one comes stamped with Burberry's Horseferry graphic, a reference to its London HQ and British origin.
The duffle is overlooked right now, in my opinion, but it's time it got a due return. Like Burberry, the duffle has been around since the mid 19th century and the pair are perfect for each other. This navy duffle is made from heavyweight technical wool and comes lined with Burberry's classic check in 'exploded' size.
Proving it's not all about the gabardine and wool, this Burberry puffer jacket gives off a high-shine that makes sense alongside the continued demand for technical gear. It's filled with ultra-warm goose down and feathers and features the coordinates of the label's HQ in Westminster, London.
Nothing says, or will ever say, sophistication quite a long cashmere coat by Burberry. Exceptional tailoring and design meet Italian-woven fabric for an outerwear piece that you'll have forever.
The funnel neck puffer shape gets decked out in cozy fleece and color-blocked in the Burberry palette, resulting in a loud piece that's a fit pretty much all year round. It boasts thermoregulation technology that supports breathability and evaporation, so you never feel too hot or cold.
Though it's worn the world over, Burberry's roots are still firmly in British design. It stays true to these roots by continuing to offer its own spin on the classics of the UK. Case in point: this tri-tone, sportswear-influenced Harrington jacket.
Not a piece you might typically picture when talking Burberry coats, but a good example of how the British label continues to adapt its output. Rolling up the sleeve to reveal the classic Burberry check is a great detail.
The mid-length trench is often a favorite when it comes to classics and a look that simply can't be bettered by any other brand. The belt is optional, depending on how fancy you feel.
This nylon jacket is a personal favorite of the selection and another that perhaps doesn't play up to what you expect from Burberry. It takes a few glances to work out what exactly this jacket is, thanks to its beautiful combination of materials and styles, but I'd call it a quilted bomber with a trench-inspired back.
Back to the classics now, and another wild reminder that Thomas Burberry actually invented the gabardine fabric that's used on many modern outerwear pieces today. Here, the classic gabardine trench gets dressed in black and coated with the Horseferry lettering.
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