[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]side 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.

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