There are a number of important style lessons we could all learn from legendary Hollywood leading man Humphrey Bogart. No less so than his excellent execution of the white tuxedo in Casablanca or his penchant for hand-crafted hats was his keen eye for outerwear.
The most memorable in ‘Bogie’s’ arsenal was a casually belted trench coat, which is now being reproduced thanks to a five-year deal between the Bogart Estate and the original makers, Aquascutum.
Bogart’s style of choice, The Kingsway, is a long and slightly looser cut shape complete with raglan sleeves and an internal newspaper pocket. For the remake, subtle updates have been made to elements such as the material, which is now a waterproof cotton-blend to take advantage of advances in fabric technology.
The project was overseen by Aquascutum’s head of menswear design, Thomas Harvey, and Bogart’s estate to ensure the finished product retains the scale and drama of the original.
“My main mission at the Humphrey Bogart Estate is to honour and protect my father’s legacy,” said Bogart’s son Stephen Humphrey Bogart. “My father was a loyal Aquascutum customer – perhaps the most iconic trench-coat-wearer in history. I think he’d be honoured that Aquascutum wants to partner with us to launch The Bogart Trench Coat.”
Available in camel and navy, the Bogart Trench Coat can be pre-ordered online at aquascutum.com from May 10, and is available to buy online and in selected stores from May 24, priced at £850.