Sunday, March 30, 2014

Civilizations Progress From Stuff to Things

It is officially springtime trenchcoat season, but why not go a little non-traditional this year?  The first trenchcoats were invented by Thomas Burberry, who submitted the design for an army officer's raincoat to the United Kingdom War Office in 1901.  In WWI, the shoulder straps were added to attach rank insignia, as well as larger pockets for holding maps.  The coat was continually worn by the military into WWII, while shorter, more practical versions known as "field jackets" became more popular.  Many veterans brought the jackets and coats home with them when returning from the war, and the style became popular for men and women and has stayed that way into the current day.  The versions below are definitely not military-grade, but they stick to that same basic silhouette.

(photos collected from instintodevestir, musingsinfemininity, and popsugar)

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