In the Spotlight: Burberry Prorsum
Dressing on a budget is great but luxury has always been like a magnet to people. Luxury cars, luxury hotels and, you guessed, it luxury clothes and clothing brands.
Burberry Prorsum is one of those brands and for good reason. It has an entire history behind it but, more importantly, it makes quality clothing.
I grew up with Burberry being the ultimate brand in chic, elegance and history. My granny, the chicest lady I ever knew, had a Burberry raincoat. Now it’s a cool and edgy fashion house, too.
Burberry Prorsum is a British label which focuses on luxury clothing and accessories. It was founded over 2 centuries ago (in 1856) when Thomas Burberry, a poor man with a dream, opened up his own clothing store.
Ever wondered what “prorsum” means? It’s actually Latin and it means “forward”. As you’ll learn in this article, Burberry is all about stories and meanings.
Probably the biggest contribution that Burberry brought to us was the – you’ll never guess – the trench coat. The birth of the trench coat happened near World War I. The British Army needed an overcoat that would keep its soldiers dry during war. When the wars were over, the trench became popular with the masses and made its way into today’s fashion.
I won’t debate whether you should spoil yourself with a $1,500 (1,2000 euros) coat – that’s for you to decide. But I do want to point out a few of the items that I found pretty cool.
Let’s start with these two outfits which will definitely stand out in any crowd:
Burberry always stood out through its intriguing colors and sophisticated cuts.
Farfetch.com has some nice burberry coats that I want you to take a look at. Just make sure, as always, that you only buy things which you KNOW will work with the clothes you already posses.
This double breasted military jacket will definitely bring the man in you to the surface:
To make the pea coat above work, go for lighter colored sweaters and/or pants.
And how about this McKinley Jacket (no, it’s not like the ones you saw in hiking stores)?
Last but not least, take a look at this amazing ebsworth coat.
Brown will make you stand out more than black or navy ever will. The part I like most about this coat is that you can raise the lapels and get a nice funnel neck which will protect you from cold and make you look intriguing:
Those were few coats that I really liked (hopefully you will too). Each has a name and a meaning behind it, which is why big labels such as Burberry manage to stay on top. No, quality isn’t their biggest secret… it’s the story.
George “The Transformer” Lazar