With everything going on in the world, it seems like a particularly good time to assess how to dress better- especially as we approach the season of rain. There are many ways to look polished on a rainy day, and being underdressed is one of the least desirable. The way you dress for the rain is a matter of interest to yourself and those around you.
It’s not hard to wear a rain jacket and you should find one that makes sense for your physique and your position in life. There’s a way to show a sense of occasion and respect during office hours as well as people you socialize with after work. You learn more about the world of menswear as you navigate your way through it. Remember, when you dress well you show respect to society at large. With that being said; let’s talk rainwear.
LOS ANGELES – 1942: A movie still of (L-R) Unidentified, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid, Humphrey … [+]
Trench coats were designed during World War 1 as a solution to (you guessed it) bad weather on the battlefields. Throughout the years, the trench became an all time favorite of businessmen and poets. It quickly becomes clear how Hollywood has celebrated the trench throughout the years.
Despite all this, I am confident enough to say that yes, you need rainwear, and should be comfortable wearing it, even if you only wear it while it’s raining. How you interpret new menswear rules describes the contour of your personality. I truly feel that this is a moment in time when we can recognize that some decency in mens public sphere needs to be restored. That’s one reason we look for guidelines in rainwear.
So much is in flux these days. Understandably, a man aiming to dress for success, quite often asks himself how he fits into the world of style. Let’s face it, good style is not relegated to the top-tier management alone. Rather, modern takes on classic design including refined features such as belted waistlines, shirt collars and modified water-repellent fabric, will enhance your look. Moreover, the below collections offer contemporary versions of iconic designs along with technical fabrications that ensure weather-resistance, while elevating everyday rainwear to reach your desired look— so that you’ll be singing in the rain!
Parka in coated waterproof cotton
Bottega Veneta – Parka in coated waterproof cotton. $3,900
Sage Solaro Field Trench, Made in Italy
Canali -This double breasted overcoat is a modern take on a classic design and a must have for your spring wardrobe. With refined features such as the belted waistline, shirt collar and the water-repellent fabric, this jacket will enhance your casual look regardless of the weather. $1,650
Dunhill Lightweight Mac
Dunhill -The Dunhill outerwear collection offers considered contemporary versions of iconic designs. Technical fabrications ensure weather-resistance, while signature branding elevates everyday styles. This mac is cut from a dark-ink technical fabric with a weather-resistant, peach-matt finish making it perfect for those transitional weather days. $1,195
Salvatore Ferragamo -The most stylish two for one of all: Salvatore Ferragamo windproof nylon jacket in a brilliant, bright orange . The adjustable hood and kangaroo pocket on the front are sports inspired elements while the personalized leather details expresses its luxurious chic side. Metropolitan dynamism, outdoor style. $1,290 USD
Herno Laminar Sartorial Engineering – Jacket made within Gore-Tex 2Layers Paclite Shell – … [+]
Herno—Laminar Sartorial Engineering, “sartorial” but with high technological performance, the right compromise between specialized active-wear and sartorial taste, something only a manufacturer with a tradition of great craftsmanship could do. $780
Loro Piana Remington Hooded Bomber
Loro Piano-Casual bomber crafted from double silk fabric treated with Rain System® for water-repellent protection. Styled with a clean line and non-detachable hood, it has kimono-style sleeves and a rear collar lunette in rib-knit Wish® wool. Dual fastening with concealed zip and press studs. Perfect for travel and leisure time. The Rain System® treatment makes fabrics water repellent, impermeable, and prevents dust, dirt, and liquid stains from damaging the fabric. Wish® wool is an exceptionally fine wool from selected Merino sheep bred in Australia and New Zealand. $3,895
2-1 raincoat with removable light down liner and leather drawcord hood, and AquaGuard zips.
Mackage -Classic fit raincoat designed with tactical style and function in mind! This coat is water repellent and water resistant, featuring a hood equipped with a storm visor, the AquaGuard zip, and bungee adjusters make the coat impenetrable to water. $850.00
Moncler Darc Jacket in Mustard Yellow.
Moncler- Moncler delivers an innovative approach to outerwear that combines the brand’s outdoors DNA and a modern, streetwear design. The Darc jacket for men is the result of a winning mix and is crafted in breathable, windproof and water-resistant soft shell. It showcases elastic trimmed edges and a two-way zipper closure. $1100
Stone Island’s technically advanced Jacquard Marina 3L Jacket
Stone Island—Stone Island’s Marina offering for SS‘021 features sleek design, allowing focus to remain on the high performance fabric. The 42×1 Stone Island Marina Jacquard Marina 3L jacket is fully seam-taped in a 3-layer Stone Island engineered performance fabric. The external face, made on jacquard looms, is in nylon cotton with STONE ISLAND MARINA lettering in shiny polyester. The garments are coupled with a breathable water and wind resistant membrane. The result – a versatile, functional and elevated enquiry into material and design. $1,748.00
Courtesy of Thom Browne Thom Browne, white down filled poly twill center back stripe hooded cape. … [+]
Thom Browne- This white hooded cape is made of polyester and goose down, and features classic center back stripes and a signature grosgrain loop tab, along with grosgrain detachable straps – making the perfect functional staple for a rainy day. With a meticulous design, and shoulder straps to easily place on and off, this cape is wearable for all seasons thus being a must-have for every man’s wardrobe for 2021. $2,560
Stratos Nylon Padded Overshirt by Ermenegildo Zegna
Ermenegildo Zegna—Made from soft, navy blue nylon with a peach-feel finish, the Stratos padded overshirt features a multi-layered structure that makes it water-repellent. $1,995
Acclaimed American Journalist and International Editor. My interest lies in the pace and direction of trend adoption in luxury fashion and lifestyle, access to real-time