Reviewed by Simon Crompton of Permanent Style London, the leading authority of classic and luxury menswear.
Three weeks ago, I received my new olive PS Trench Coat. I did have one years ago, but it was a size 3 and I’m definitely more of a 4. I also prefer the belt system on the new model.
Wearing that coat over the past couple of weeks has reminded precisely me how versatile it is.
I wore it with a grey suit and white shirt to town, with a brown jacket and beige trousers, with a knit and flannels, and with a sweatshirt and jeans.
The little test period also showed how well it can bridge the seasons. Even when it was pushing 20 degrees (68 Fahrenheit) it was fine on a rainy day, without the liner.
Coats that show this kind of versatility make me particularly happy - I think because I know from talking to readers so consistently that this is something they prize in such an expensive item, and value especially in a coat.
In this latest shoot of the PS Trench, I added one more look to the ones we shot years ago, to demonstrate that full range.
So alongside the suit, the jacket and the jeans, there’s now a simple cream knit and charcoal flannels (above).
I think it’s a lovely outfit on its own - simple and elegant - but it looks especially nice under the trench. On the feet are suitably water-resistant boots.