The Permanent Style Ventile® Despatch Motor Trench

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' It shows off the olive-green Ventile and copper hardware, both of which have been selected to age beautifully ' - Simon Cropton 


Product sizing & information

Josh is 6’2” (188cm) and weighs 80kg. He has a 40” chest and a 27.5” sleeve (from shoulder to cuff). He has a 34.5” waist and his outside leg is 41” (taken from his natural waist to the trouser hem). He wears a Private White V.C. size 4 (Medium) in our outerwear, coats, jackets and tops and in all our legwear he wears a size 34”.

This garment is a regular fit we recommend you take your usual size.

Compare these product measurements to a similar garment you own.

(Measurements are to be taken with garment laying flat.)

A: Chest – 2.5cm below armhole across.

B: Waist – Straight across.

C: Hem – Straight across.

D: Cross Shoulder – From shoulder point to shoulder point.

E: Back Length – From nape to hem.

F: Sleeve – From crown to cuff.

Garment measurements

Measurements in cm XS/2 S/3 M/4 L/5 XL/6 XXL/7 XXXL/8
A-Chest 104 109 116 123 130 137 144
B-Waist 100 105 112 119 126 133 140
C-Hem 113 118 125 132 139 146 153
D-Cross Shoulder 42.5 44 45.5 47 49 50.5 52.5
E-Back Length 118.5 119 120 121 122 123 124
F-Sleeve Length 67.5 68 69 70 71 72 73
Measurements in inches XS/2 S/3 M/4 L/5 XL/6 XXL/7 XXXL/8
A-Chest 41 43 45.5 48.5 51 54 56.5
B-Waist 39.5 41.5 44 47 49.5 52.5 55
C-Hem 44.5 46.5 49 52 54.5 57.5 60
D-Cross Shoulder 16.5 17.5 18 18.5 19.5 20 20.5
E-Back Length 46.5 47 47 47.5 48 48.5 49
F-Sleeve Length 26.5 27 27 27.5 28 28.5 28.5

Size conversion chart

UK/US Chest (Inches) 36 38 40 42 44 46
UK/US Chest (cm) 91 97 102 107 112 117
European (EU) 46 48 50 52 54 56
Italian (IT) 46 48 50 52 54 56
French (FR) 46 48 50 52 54 56


  • Waterproof Waterproof
  • Windproof Windproof
  • Breathable Breathable
  • Lifetime Repair Service Lifetime Repair Service
  • Light Weight Light Weight
  • Extra Storage Extra Storage
  • UK Woven Cloth UK Woven Cloth

The Ventile® Despatch Motor Trench Coat with Cashmere Liner has been created in collaboration with Simon Crompton of Permanent Style. The brief? Simple, together we were to create the all year-round trench coat and in our humble opinion we have done just that.

 The world’s finest 100% waterproof cotton, Ventile® provides the optimal protection from the wind and the rain

  • Detachable double-faced cashmere & wool blend liner features our World One commemorative regimental blanket.
  • Double-breasted with traditional oversized wing collar and lapels.
  • Van dyke and multi-stitching on the collar together with an adjustable throat tab that can be concealed when not worn.
  • Inset raglan sleeve provides a crisp smart appearance to the front and enhanced ease of movement at the back.
  • The traditional gun flaps and back saddle are for additional protection from the elements.
  • Despatch rider's stud-secure document pocket
  • An "unlosable" belt attached to the side seam boasts original 101 Reece eyelets and two military inspired copper D-rings.
  • Two external cargo pockets with oversized flaps
  • Stud adjustable cuffs and stud adjustable vents.
  • The garment can be fastened by British-made real horn combat buttons and by a non-intrusive half belt, which can be hidden away in a discreet jet pocket on the facing.
  • The leather buckle can be held in place when not in use by an internal branded stud which proudly proclaims that this garment has been "Made in Manchester"
  • Fully taped internal seams ensure this is 100% waterproof.
  • Oversized fit. Designed to be worn over a shacket/sport’s jacket/blazer.
  • Studio model is wearing a size 4/M and is 5’9” / 176cm tall, chest 38” / 97cm. We recommend sizing down if you prefer a neater silhouette



A Fair Price to Pay The old adage 'you get what you pay for' rarely rings true in the world of clothing. It does at Private White V.C. where we’ve been cutting our cloth and creating garments for over 100 years. We make outerwear we consider superior to anything produced in any other factory in the world. Our pricing is fair - not cheap, but certainly not overpriced. And we want you to know what you pay for, so we outline exactly where your money goes when you invest in your Private White V.C. clothing. But we can’t put a price on expertise and experience, on the learning that has been passed down through generations. That’s the gold dust we sprinkle on each garment that leaves our factory. You will recognise it when you wear your Private White V.C. coat for the very first time. You’ll walk a little taller, with pride and satisfaction. It’s a good feeling. Priceless. VIEW OUR PRICING MANIFESTO
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ONE VENTILE® RAINCOAT = 234 Minutes in sewing, sealing and finishing 23 Individual pattern pieces 10 stitches per inch 172 pattern notches 8m of sealing tape 27 pairs of hands from cutting to shop floor 0.5 bobbins of sewing thread OUR OWN FACTORY



ONE VENTILE® RAINCOAT = 234 Minutes in sewing, sealing and finishing 23 Individual pattern pieces 10 stitches per inch 172 pattern notches 8m of sealing tape 27 pairs of hands from cutting to shop floor 0.5 bobbins of sewing thread