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Prepare to enter The Matrix, again. Ever since Demna Gvasalia laced Balenciaga’s fall show with ultraskinny sunglasses and big couture gowns, the ’90s dystopia has been back in style. Thin, sci-fi-inspired frames have been trending all summer, but now that fall’s approaching, it’s time to cue in the vinyl trench.
The street-style crowd has already embraced the vinyl trench, for obvious reasons: It’s an easy, sleek way to make a powerful statement. To make it work it real life, don’t wear anything too crazy underneath — the coat should draw the bulk of the attention. Soften it with a frilled chiffon dress, or make it the star and just opt for a simple trouser and blouse.
Depending on whether you go for PVC or more sturdy coated leather, your Matrix coat can last you well into winter with some strategic layering. Scroll below to shop the best vinyl and patent trench coats for any budget.
The Coat That Can Brave the Snow
The Twist on a Classic
The Slim and Sleek One
The Waterproof One
The Street-Style Bait
New Italian label Attico was created by two seasoned Golden Peacocks. This coat is from an older season, but there are still a few left in select sizes on discount.
Original price: $1,763
The Mod Version
When You're Tired of Black
The Designer Vegan Option
The Archival Surprise Find
If You Want to Feel Fancy
For Fashion Nerds
The Need-to-Know Brand
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