Everlane's $140 trench coat looks like it should cost a lot more - I've had it for 2 years and get asked about it all the time

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Everlane trench coatEverlaneEverlane makes the perfect trench coat for spring, and it's only $138.

  • There's rarely a work day you won't find me wearing at least one article of clothing from Everlane.
  • Everything the company makes, from its $115 Day Glove flats, to its $68 Authentic Stretch skinny jeans, to the $138 Drape Trench Coat, is responsibly made, reasonably priced, and great quality.
  • The Drape Trench Coat looks like it should cost a lot more than $138 - Everlane says traditional retailers would probably sell the coat for $335.
  • It's been my go-to spring jacket for two years and I still get compliments on it all the time.

A few years ago, I was looking to add a classic khaki trench coat to my closet. It's one of those staple pieces that goes with everything, and it's the perfect weight for New York City springs ... which are unpredictable at best. But I didn't want to spent a lot of money on one.

I'd come to rely on the direct-to-consumer brand Everlane for its affordable and modern basics, so when the company introduced a trench coat to its site, I knew I wanted to try it. It was the right price at $138.

The Everlane Drape Trench Coat has a slightly longer, more relaxed fit than traditional options, but it still has a super-classic look.

Everlane trench coatEverlaneEverlane's trench coat has a slightly longer, more relaxed fit than traditional options, but it still looks so classic.

The trench coat is made of 100% cotton twill and comes in khaki, black, or navy. The material has a water-resistant finish and the design includes a storm flap that ensures water doesn't slip into the jacket as it runs down the shoulders - after all, it wouldn't be a good spring jacket if it wasn't rain-friendly.

I was worried the oversized silhouette that looked chic on Everlane's 5-foot-10 model would drown my 5-foot-3 frame, but once I took it out of its packaging and put it on, all my concerns were gone. It's longer on me than the model in the pictures, but I don't look childish in it since it fits my shoulders and its waist lines up perfectly with my own. The coat falls a few inches past my knees, creating a flattering midi length that Everlane probably didn't intend, but that I quite like.

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Everlane trench coatEverlaneThis trench coat doesn't have a single bad angle.

In a traditional retail setting that accounts for various forms of markup, Everlane estimates that the Drape Trench Coat would cost $335. But at $138, it's a total bargain.

Two years later, I still get compliments and "Where's your jacket from?" questions from coworkers and total strangers on the subway all the time. When I reply, "It's from Everlane!" anyone who is already familiar with the company is never surprised. We've all come to expect only the best quality from the direct-to-consumer darling.

Do your closet a favor and add the $115 Day Glove flats (16 colors) and a pair of $68 Authentic Stretch skinny jeans (4 washes) to your cart while you're at it for an effortless and timeless spring look. We can be outfit twins!

If Everlane has taught me one thing, it's that spending more money on clothes doesn't always means you're getting better quality.

Buy the Everlane Drape Trench Coat in khaki, true black, or navy for $138

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