Nothing is more appropriate for fall than the perfect trench. I have had various trench coats over the years but none I really loved as much as this one. I wanted to invest in one that had a bit more detail than a traditional trench and could be dressed up or down - and this one from The Kooples fit the bill perfectly! Living in NYC, it's vital to have a wardrobe of coats for the winter season (frankly from September until May - it's cold THAT long). Often coats are the only thing people see on me for months on end. I am still in the process of finding ones I love that are themselves statement pieces, but I am glad I can finally check off the trench coat box. Between the leather accents, large decorative zippers and stand-up collar, the coat had all the details I was looking for in a trench. I guess this will make it easier to deal with the impending cold weather.