Welcoming The Matrix into our wardrobes, leather (or pleather) trench coats are calling our names this autumn. Whether you want to find one like Neo’s, dress like you belong in Dover Street Market – oh, to be so cool – or are after an everyday throw-on-and-go trusty trench, there’s a myriad of options to choose from.
Looks aside, these coats are one of the best picks for cooler days. Leather is, after all, one of the most warming materials to wear as the winter winds start to breeze through. And pleather or vegan leather offers an option for anyone who abstains from wearing animal skins – and it’s often less costly too. Layered over a collared knit for a more structured look, a joyful jumper that really jumps out in colour or even a simple T-shirt and jeans , a good leather trench is sure to see you through this winter and many more to come. All we ask is that you treat it with care, lest you be left with cracks, bald patches or even lacklustre leather – and nobody wants that.
Taking our keen Stylist eyes over high street and high-end options, we’ve found 11 of the best leather trenches to buy now from Asos to Calvin Klein. We may be biased, but we think we have curated a captivating edit of coats, so there’s sure to be at least one you love.
Strutting down the Chanel, Bottega Veneta and Acne Studios autumn/winter 2022 catwalks, we’re clearly not the only ones in love with a leather trench. Countless designers have declared it the coat of the season, and we certainly aren’t ones to argue with the trend makers themselves.
So , from chocolate brown to carefully curated creams, greens and anything-but-basic black, keep reading below to see our favourite picks for autumn. Come rain or shine, these are certain to see you through the season in effortless style.