The trench-coat was born during the First World War, as it was used by the British officers in the trenches. Thomas Burberry, from the famous British luxury house, was contacted by the British War Office to design a coat that could replace the militaries current heavy coats. Burberry was already well-known thanks to his revolutionary discovery of gabardine. Thus, he created the trech-coats with this completely breathable and waterproof fabric. After war, civilians choose to wear these coats too, since they are perfect for outdoor activities.