This crackle effect patent trench coat from Yves Saint Laurent is so 70's spy detective in my opinion. It has a definite vintage feel to it. Probably because you don't see too many people wearing patent coats anymore, and for good reason. It's generally a tacky option when used for clothes items as large as coats (remember those awful millennium pants..) I however would wear this coat. It looks rainy day reliable. I also think I could easily take this retro looking coat and add some modern day edgy pizazz to it, with the right accessories.