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RAIN CHECK! KEEPING YOU DRY THIS WINTER
5 RAINWEAR BRANDS GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY
As wardrobes are built each season or year, the investment in outerwear is inevitable and unavoidable in a climate that can best be described as unpredictable. Over the last few years, the humble raincoat has undergone an evolution from the tacky, fluoro incarnation (or worse, last year's ski jacket) to the sleek, streamlined staple that it is now. Brands have recognised the value of this garment and have added cutting edge designs to their line tosit comfortably alongside the classic, dependable Mackintosh styles. Here, Menswear Style have collated our favourite picks in a Raincoat buying guide that will see you through the most British of weather.
The most stunningly simple designs sometimes have the highest impact and this rain jacket from Danish brand Elka Klitmoller is no exception. This brand means business in terms of functionality, but the combination of the streamlined and no no-fuss style with the punchy colours make this garment a fun, yet practical addition to any wardrobe.
For those who want the real thing, the Arholma Coat from Stutterheim is a serious investment that's worth every penny. Based on the traditional fisherman coat, this handcrafted piece is guaranteed to be wind and waterproof, yet smart enough to wear over a suit. Made from rubberized cotton and featuring strategically placed ventilation gaps, this coat keeps you both cool and dry, so is suitable all year round.
If you want the most durable waterproof apparel, look no further than Denmark, home to a proud, strong fishing heritage which has produced industrial-strength textiles and features. Danish brand Rains is the perfect fit for those who want to combine modern, edgy style combined with functionality. They offer a collection of durable, well-cut rain coats in a variety of designs and finishes to satisfy the pickiest and most trend-focused buyer. Menswear Style's top pick is the stand-out slick Breaker in Black Ripples.
For no-nonsense rain apparel, Aigle offers classic styles in a small variety of designs for the more conservative buyer. These understated coats have a more traditional cut (so will never age) and will prove to be a great investment for years to come. The perfect coat for the buyer who likes to keep it simple and avoid the bells and whistles.