Thomas Burberry founded his eponymous label in 1856 with an adventurous outlook — he sought to combine his love for exploration with the realities of the British climate. The trench coat brought Burberry’s vision to life: its sleek silhouette freed outerwear from the traditional, bulky constraints. Meanwhile, Burberry pioneered a breathable fabric, gabardine, to retain a high level of functionality. By the 1920s, the coats boasted a checked pattern on their lining — the subtle beige and white pattern quickly became the brand’s trademark. Modern Burberry effortlessly combines traditional craftsmanship with a contemporary edge, making it a global leader in luxury outerwear and accessories. 


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