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Luxe to Less 15 June 2021

How to Style a Raincoat According to Any Budget

Save these outfits for a rainy day.

This season, it’s raining winter menswear staples. Whether you need longline coverage, a smart collar, a statement water proof piece, or a big hood, there’s a raincoat with your name on it.


Words By Eva Marchingo

Luxe

You’re probably not purchasing at this end of the price spectrum for something to get you to the top of Everest, you’re investing in a garment that is full of style.

If you prioritise opulence in every garment you wear, this mid-weight rubber coat is for you. KASSL Editions know a thing or two about rain – they are based in Amsterdam after all.

The KASSL Editions Original Rubber Trench Coat in dark brown features a clean, single breasted profile and raglan sleeves that trail up to the point collar. These features, matched with the smooth chocolate rubber, result in a subtle and elegant piece.

Utterly timeless, this coat, sartorially will serve you for years to come. Functionally, it will too. Sealed seems, storm flaps, and flap pockets give this raincoat ultimate water resistance without compromising airflow.

Juxtapose the richness of this rubber trench with a light bright outfit. Start with the colour-block striped cashmere sweater from Gabriela Hearst Lawrence and beige Jil Sander cotton-gabardine trousers. Keep your feet dry in a pair of ADYAR white zip-up boots and finish your outfit with Givenchy’s G-buckle leather belt and a black umbrella from London Undercover.

Clockwise from Left to Right:

London Undercover Map-print Maple-wood Handle Umbrella, $149, Matches Fashion
KASSL Editions Original Rubber Trench Coat, $1,335, Matches Fashion
Gabriela Hearst Lawrence Striped Cashmere Sweater, $3,457, Matches Fashion
Jil Sander Elasticated-waist Cotton-gabardine Trousers, $980, Matches Fashion
Givenchy G-buckle Leather Belt, $750, Matches Fashion
ADYAR SSENSE Exclusive White Zip-Up Boots, $2,035, SSENSE

Less

Who doesn’t love a happy medium? Something both fashionable and functional.

For a two-in-one that doesn’t compromise style, Mango’s reversible waterproof trench coat is one excellent find. Dark navy on one side and khaki on the other, this is a coat that can be flipped to suit your style de jour.

This coat is not only water-repellent, but wind-resistant too. The windproof fabric protects against the breeze, so you’ll keep warm while you stay dry. Adding to the warmth is the long design, long sleeves, and shirt-style collar. The coat also features button closures and buttoned cuffs.

Mango’s range of performance garments, which includes this coat, are made of technical fibres that keep the wearer protected and comfortable no matter what they run into.

For a moody look to compliment any rainy day, keep your palette dark with a pair of nudie jeans, striped merino wool-blend socks from Howlin’, and a pair of 1461 Vintage Dr. Martens. Layer the Everlane Flannel Chore Jacket over an AMI Paris ribbed turtleneck, keeping the jacket open. Finally, layer on your reversible trench coat with the dark navy side facing the world.

Clockwise from Left to Right:

Everlane The Flannel Chore Jacket, $128, Everlane
AMI Paris Ribbed Turtleneck Jumper, was $552 now $331, Farfetch
Nudie Jeans Gritty Jackson, $229, The Iconic
HOWLIN’ Cosmonaut Striped Merino Wool-blend Socks, $30, Matches Fashion
MNG Reversible Waterproof Trench Coat, $259.95, MNG
Dr. Martens 1461 Vintage Black Quilon, $399.99, Dr. Martens

Low

Is there a stylish way to keep your clothes dry while keeping your hip pocket happy? Absolutely. Say goodbye to oddly coloured cagoules and flimsy umbrellas and hello to affordable raincoats.

Sometimes you don’t have the budget to go all out on an item you’ll only wear one season a year, and sometimes you just want a bargain. Regardless, you’ll love this waterproof jacket from Vans.

The Vans Torrey Coaches Jacket is 100% nylon and water-resistant. It features slit pockets at the hips, a shirt-style collar to keep the wind from nipping at your neck, and a drawstring cord at the base, providing you with all the basic functions of a good water-proof jacket.

The raglan-sleeves and collar evoke similar properties as the Luxe raincoat, providing an air of elegance in the garment. The nylon and drawstring waist, however, mean it won’t look out of place accompanying you on your morning walk.

Keep your base outfit monochrome for this one, layering your Torrey Coaches Jacket over a Country Road sweatshirt with a pair of Barney Cools B.Boxy Chinos. Add colour with Reebok CL Nylons in Wild Green & White, worn with ribbed crew socks, and finish with the Mcintyre orange Glenoe Merino Beanie.

Clockwise from Left to Right:

McIntyre Glenoe Merino Beanie, $99.95, The Iconic
Country Road Australian Cotton Logo Sweat, $99.95, Country Road
Barney Cool B.Boxy Chino, $99.95, The Iconic
Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Cotton Crew Sock, $19.95, Myer
Reebok CL Nylon – Unisex, $100, The Iconic
Vans Torrey Coaches Jacket, $119.99, Vans