Tying your trench coat belt
One of our favourite ways to style a trench coat (see our article on 4 ways to style your trench coat) is to tie the belt behind your back. This has a great effect of opening the lapels down your front which gives a more slimming look. It also helps to highlight any layering you have underneath such as a sportscoat, sweater, tie and so forth. Tying your belt correctly will ensure it looks great from behind but also will allow you to adjust it a little depending on your preference on any given day. Follow the 5 simple steps below to do this. The trench in the pictures is an Aquascutum vintage trench I own although the technique doesn't vary between coats. I do find a coat with a longer belt is a little easier and you'll see in the pictures below the belt on this coat is quite short. Throughout spring an autumn, most of my ranch coats live permanently with their belts tied in this fashion.