Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rain Wear

            What’s up fashion followers hope you’ve been having a good week and soon to be thanksgiving dinner. In spirit of this time, I’m going to help you out on dressing for the rain. Here in San Fran its starting to pick up and I’m sure it is in other places. I’ll be giving you a few pointers on how to keep yourself from becoming soaking wet and from looking like a walking water repellent trash bag.
          First off your not getting much of anywhere without an umbrella in the rain. And let’s face it, those crap 20 dollar umbrellas rip apart after a week so lets invest in something a bit stronger and better looking. This might be a bit pricey for an umbrella but you can never go wrong with Burberry, plus it doubles as a great cane. London check Umbrella($325). For something a bit less expensive but in my opinion a cool looking umbrella, ellaumbrella’s wind proof black original($75)

            Now for shoes of course you could go and buy some water proof palladium’s or sperry’s but not everyone wants to or can wear these bigger shoes. For keeping your leather or suede shoes in good condition in the rainy season get Nikwax’s waterproofing kit($25). It has a leather finish spray to keep them looking shiny and a coat for suede as well.

            Now for pants, well there’s really only so much you can do for the them. However a pair of stylish wax coated pants such as Diesel’s 'Shioner' Coated Slim Skinny Leg Jeans($260) that will wick away any water.

            But the most important thing you could be wearing is your jacket. There’s two ways you could go with this as well; The more technical waterproof jacket, or the stylish peacoat and trench coat. For the technical jacket some of my favorites are Helly Hansen’s Dublin parka($240) and the North Face harper triclimate jacket($500). Both have the waterproof rugged qualities without with the clunky looking style. Now for the more stylish route you cant have a trench or pea coat with saying Burberry. Burberry’s London Rainwear trench coat($1,295). Now for a more affordable route you can try the Andrew Marc Wooster water resistant down jacket($595), or Jack Spade’s bonded rain coat($595). Both perfect for over a business suit or keeping it casual.

            Remember jackets are going to cost you more because of the quality and material used to make them. It’s a worthy investment to pay more for something you will wear a lot. Also don’t forget your classic Burberry scarf if it’s a bit colder out with the rain and a pair of gloves. Now that all for rain wear stay tuned my trusty followers for my next post!

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