The Mackintosh Trench

Face Fall Weather in the Iconic Mac

  • September 27, 2012 |
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The Mackintosh trench is the trench that all other trenches aspire to be—iconic, classic, and equally sharp in navy, tan, or green. It’s perfect as a fall layer, cut to fit slim over your tailored jacket or suit and ready to protect your garments through wind, rain, and the like.

Each is made in Scotland from the company’s signature, rubberized Mackintosh Cloth, developed by Glaswegian inventor Charles Macintosh in 1823. Macintosh created his innovative, new fabric by spreading liquid, natural rubber (a compound he created) between two fabrics, then heating and pressing them together. The resulting fabric was versatile and waterproof – quickly utilized by the likes of the British Army, British Rail, etc. If it’s good enough for a day on the rails in rainy Great Britain, we think it’s perfect for getting you in and out of the elements in style.

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