Dressing for the wet-weather season can be a drag. I mean, who wants to take an umbrella with you everywhere you go? But, with the right raincoat or jacket or trench, you can go about your day staying dry (and looking stylish) even in the event of unexpected downpour or gale-force winds. Taking the drudgery out of dressing for the rain, here are six weather-proof jackets to keep you feeling dry and stylish this season.
Luxury men’s retailer Mr Porter has released its very own iteration of the water-resistant mac coat that’s both elegant and functional. As part of its Mr P. line, the navy jacket has been made from technical virgin wool and is finished with taped seams, with a detachable hood that you can pull up or down, depending on the forecast ahead.
Looking for a poncho with a bit of panache? Look no further than Fendi. Cut from an olive-green nylon that’s been quilted in all-over ‘FF’ monogram, the oversized and reversible poncho (black is the other colour option) has a large hood and big patch pocket at the front to protect your everyday carry. The poncho even folds into a stylish shoulder bag with strap and mesh pocket, thanks to an inconspicuous zip detail – perfect for when the sun does come out.
Rainbows are synonymous with wet weather, and so is this rainbow-hued parachute parka from Louis Vuitton. In a water-repellent tartan jacquard fabric, the Parisian jacket is stamped with the maison’s monogram motif, with details like topstitching on the sleeves and front, hook-and-loop cuffs, and an adjustable drawstring waist. This is a raincoat that looks anything but.
Got a wedding to go to and it’s pouring outside? Enter the waterproof blazer. Part of Loro Piana’s latest tailored offering, this blue linen jacket has been infused the Italian brands rain system technology, so it’ll keep you dry, even when the skies won’t.
Taking the edge of the wind (and the rain), Salvatore Ferragamo’s windproof jacket is a lightweight addition to the wet and humid season. In vibrant orange nylon, the sports-inspired jacket boasts an adjustable hood, drawstring waist, and kangaroo front pockets with luxurious leather details; exactly what Ferragamo is famous for.
An outerwear icon, the Burberry trench is a fashion mainstay in every season, but especially the typhoon months. Woven in the Briton’s signature gabardine (that’s conveniently water-resistant) with a vintage check lining, this honey-hued coat is styled to mimic Burberry’s original trench: rounded shoulders and a timelessly sleek finish and silhouette for you’ll be looking dapper: rain, hail or shine.