banana.republic.br.monogram.trenchcoat.2.jpgWe’ve seen a few products come out under the Banana Republic BR Monogram label and frankly haven’t been entirely impressed by a lot of them, but with Spring coming we think the folks at Banana have put together some decent gear, specifically this BR Monogram Trenchcoat. It’s a four-pocket trench that’s cut with a slimmer fit, straight collar and four-button closure. It’s got a perfect amount of dress-up without looking like your grandfather’s coat.

It wears perfectly over a slim dark suit like this one from Hugo Boss and it’s cut low enough for your to get your hands in pocket on cooler days. Warning, you will not be successful standing around trying to look like this model.

Pair it with a set of dressy sunglasses like these Oliver Peoples and you’ll be accessorized proper for the coming season.

What this means to you: Designer brands are going to set you back three fold what this trenchcoat from BR costs. There’s two benefits from that: one, you won’t be the pretentious ass saying you’re wearing Gucci and two, you’ll look far sharper.

Cost: $350 @ Banana Republic