You’d think that Humphrey Bogart and Inspector Gadget would have very little in common. But, if you were forced to draw either one in a game of Pictionary, you’d be hard-pressed not to include the same item: a classic trench coat.
Whether it’s Neo dodging bullets in classic black, or Mary Poppins touching down in her duster, many characters have made a certain type of outerwear iconic. Here are six coats—three for men, three for women—that you can bundle up inside to look (but not feel) as cool as a movie star.
: Heavy crepe biker jacket
, Topshop ($250)
When you can’t decide whether to be a T-Bird or a Pink Lady, compromise by wearing Danny Zuko’s trademark coat in a Frenchie-approved shade of pink.
2. Moonrise Kingdom
: Stadium-cloth cocoon coat
, J. Crew ($350+)
In regal blue, this coat’s cocoon-inspired silhouette evokes a more mainstream variant of Tilda Swinton’s cerulean cape from the Wes Anderson film.
: Red embroidered bomber jacket
, River Island ($130)
Women can try on Ryan Gosling’s criminally cool look with a varsity-style coat, which swaps a shiny scorpion for embroidered dragons.
1. Top Gun
: G-1 Wings of Gold leather bomber jacket
, Alcala’s ($599.99)
Made by iconic leather retailer Schott NYC, this patched-up bomber is almost a dead ringer for Maverick’s Air Force–issued version.
2. Sherlock Holmes
: Brown wool-hemp coat
, Suitsupply ($569)
A modern-day detective would certainly look smart in this fitted coat with a glen-check pattern.
3. Taxi Driver
: Rexton waxed jacket
, Haberdash ($799)
Rexton says Steve McQueen was the inspiration for this olive-toned coat, but it also conjures images of DeNiro as Travis Bickle.