The spring is officially here and the rain came with it.
I love raining but if you decide to dress well you’ll definitely experience the drought of dampening your nice clothes. Water can ruin even the best shoes you can buy.
Today I won’t tell you how to protect your shoes but the guide to raincoats is here.
Before starting with the main goal of this article let’s go back in time and see the history of the raincoat.
You might consider Burberry the creator of the raincoat, and in parts you are right because he created the modern day trench, but the start of the raincoat began in Britain long before Burberry become a company. Just as most of the men’s clothing the raincoat was created out of necessity. The shawl collar was meant to protect from the wind while the material the coat was made served to protect the man wearing it from getting wet.
People use to made it out of cotton gabardine, rubber, leather and a couple of modern fabrics like Gore Text. However if you want to have a timeless garment and invest your money in a coat that might last you a lifetime you should definitely go for a cotton gabardine that is used in all of Burberry’s raincoats and it’s the one that gives the iconic look of the coat.
The structure of the raincoat
If you take a close look at a raincoat you’ll find that it has numerous different features. Although most of them serve visual purposes, some of them make the raincoat the most adjustable type of coat you can buy. The belt gives you the ability to create a slim and tapered silhouette, and the big collar not only protects from the wind but it looks awesome when worn up.
However, no matter how adjustable the fit of the raincoat is it’s always great if it fits you right from the beginning.
Just like any other long coat the right fit is mandatory for a great look. The fit of the raincoat is no different than the fit of the simple long coat. The same rules apply for the sleeves and shoulders, and it’s best to avoid raincoats longer than knee length. If it’s a bit wider in the middle section you can always adjust the belt, but if it makes the fabric pop out then you should definitely visit a tailor to fix it and taper it.
A casual and formal look
You can draw inspiration from these two styles:
What do you think, gentleman? What’s your opinion on the rain coat? Share with us in the comments bellow! 👇