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The Chelsea – Long Heritage Trench Coat


The Chelsea trench coat, in cotton gabardine, is our narrowest fit with a tapered waist and a precisely tailored collar and gun flap. Invented by Thomas Burberry in 1879, cotton gabardine is a tightly woven, weatherproof fabric that protects against the elements. A classic for all seasons and occasions, the trench can be worn belted over tailoring or open and relaxed over denim and T-shirts. Inspired by the Burberry Heritage Archive, the coat features the iconic check undercollar.

Personalise this item with your initials, placed inside the coat on the right side, 10cm/3.9in below the final buttonhole. This image is a visual representation only. Monogramming placement may differ slightly from what is shown.

Coat length: 97cm/38.2in. This is based on a size UK 48 as proportions 

change slightly according to size.

Model’s height: 188cm/6ft 2in

Outer: 100% cotton

Check lining: 100% cotton

Sleeve lining: 100% viscose

Buttons: buffalo horn

Double-breasted button closure

Button-through pockets

Signature details: epaulettes, hook-and-eye collar closure, gun flap, belted 

cuffs, D-ring belt, check undercollar, storm shield

Specialist dry clean



Your trench coat has been made in England, combining traditional techniques with modern developments.

Every detail has been designed for a specific purpose. From the epaulettes, introduced to display military rank, to the distinctive storm shield, ensuring that water runs cleanly off the coat, away from the body.

The shape of our signature coat is defined by the belt, pulling in the waist and keeping out the wind. Its distinctive metal D-rings originally used to hang military equipment.


The most intricate of these is the stitching of the collar: more than 180 stitches are hand-placed, joining the collar to the coat in a fluid curve.

Each coat is lined with the Burberry check – a badge of origin since at least the 1920s. Everything is thoroughly examined for accuracy and precision. 


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