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4 stylish ways to suit up in wet weather gear

Salient points to bear in mind for looking good in bad weather.

Aside from the late Gene Kelly, one would be hard-pressed to find a well-dressed man gleefully singing in the rain as it pours down on his (probably dry clean-only) workday best. However, considering the fact that the way most of us deal with inclement weather is to duck from sheltered building to sheltered building, there is obviously little need to load up on heavy-duty rain gear. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make smarter choices when it comes to what you’re wearing, come monsoon season. Almost every luxury brand worth its salt has a solid selection of technical-fabric jackets these days, offering outerwear that shields you (or rather, your suit) from the elements, while looking stylish and weighing almost nothing. We break down some easy style points to remember when the storm clouds gather.


    When you drive everywhere, an umbrella might seem unnecessary. But on those occasions where you simply have to cross between two unsheltered points, it can make all the difference in getting to your destination on time and in a relatively dry state, instead of having to wait in a covered corner for a downpour to diminish.
    Leather-handle umbrella, from Dunhill.

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