With summer coming to an end, we turn our eye to the forthcoming fall and the fashions that will keep you weather-ready through the wet days. Following up from our Summer Wet Weather Essentials Guide, we now focus on rain jackets and shoes meant to keep you dry while stepping up typical rain gear in colder weather. Coming from New York to Scandinavia, this collection has you covered, top to bottom.
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For a hundred years, Grundens has been making commercial-grade fishing jackets. That toughness hits the lifestyle market with the help of YMC. A PVC/polyester mix, this version for YMC features welded seams to keep out wind and rain, metal poppers and drawstring hood. ($387)
Private White V.C. Lowry Reversible Ventile Mac
Manchester’s Private White V.C. delivers this reversible mac jacket that pays homage to iconic local artist L.S. Lowry, a close friend of V.C.’s founder, Private Jack White. The jacket can be worn two ways: one side utilizes a Prince of Wales checked cashmere while the other is made from fully-waterproof 100% cotton Ventile fabric. Well done, Private White V.C. ($1,440)
New York’s ISAORA come in with what they consider to be “the world’s lightest three-layer mackintosh coat.” The “bone” color (an off-white, if you will) on the Mac is clean, distinct, and built from the same technical nylon material ISAORA use on their snowboarding garments. They finish it off with precision-welded seams. ($425)
Elka are legends in rainwear. A Danish fisherman inspired this Elka special-edition raincoat for Norse Projects. Their jackets are made in Denmark from 100% PVC fabric and slightly vented for some breeziness. ($275)
A boot from the past: PF Flyers is set to reissue this classic green vulcanized rain boot is our now. Originally made in collaboration with BF Goodridge, the Hi-Pres boot is features a coated water proof outer, high rubber foxing, gusseted tongue and water-tight threading. ($130)
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Rubber Collection
Seven colors in the all-rubber Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers will make their way to retail on September 15. They’re water-resistant and feature a gusseted tongue to keep things even more tight. Look for a special monochromatic white version sold exclusively at Converse stores and converse.com. ($65)