During the Second World War, officers began to wear trench coats. The Soviet Union and the United States began to dress their army in modified, shortened versions of the trench coat, so the soldiers were more comfortable. When the war heroes returned home to a peaceful life, the trench coat became more widespread. At first, the front-line soldiers could not afford to buy civilian clothes and continued to wear their military coats. Fortunately, the trench coat was perfectly preserved and went well with military uniforms and classic suits.
In post-war times, the trench coat was perceived as a symbol of masculinity and remained one of the most beautiful and elegant outerwear. The trench coat has gained tremendous popularity among business people – it helped to look more solid and respectable.