The 50 Most Iconic Designs of Everyday Objects

37. Burberry Trench Coat

Year Invented: 1901

Designer: Burberry

The Burberry trench coat is a staple of everyday attire. It was originally developed as an alternative to the heavy coats worn by British and French soldiers in World War I. The garment was an optional part of the uniform for officers, but it was not permitted to be worn by any other rank. Because of their original role as a staple for military officers, the trench coat gained respectability as businesswear.

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