The trench coat – a versatile garment – either worn to protect what is beneath or to be opened up to the world. Made for light showers and styled for the sharp elegant man; this once rural piece of outerwear has now found a romantic setting within the city. Expanding  its stomping ground beyond the country valleys and into every man’s wardrobe. An essential piece of kit for all apes.

 

Full length navy trench with cashmere and silk jersey inside, £2,110 by ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA ; zegna.com

Suede panelled trench coat, £1,900 by ROLAND MOURET

Camel double breasted raincoat, £750 by AQUASCUTUM; 0800 282 922

About Three of the Best
With the advancement of high street brands and of fast fashion, key styles and staple wardrobe pieces are available at prices that are affordable to most. ‘Three of the Best’ represents Ape to Gentleman’s selection of the outstanding elite in a specified category, not biased to price, to help you decipher from the masses, those garments which truly are the best.