So, it’s April. Which means it’s probably going to rain. Prepare yourself with a waterproof jacket that’s as visually slick as it is practical.
In the Trenches
The one that started it all. Or, well, not quite. The Chelsea is a trimmed-down, modernized version of Burberry’s iconic trench, with a tapered cut through the waist and a slightly higher hem that ends just above the knee.
How Swede It Is
Swedish minimalism at its finest. Constructed from rubberized cotton with double-welded seams to really keep the wet out, Stutterheim’s signature raincoat is actually based on a midcentury jacket that belonged to the founder’s grandfather.
Pack It Up, Pack It In
Caught off guard by a sudden thunderstorm? No problem. This handsomely patterned BOSS car coat folds up into a pint-sized package that you can keep on hand in case of any weather-based emergencies.
Blem For Real
Stone Island, the famed Italian sportswear label, has long been a favourite amongst English football fans and streetwear types and, subsequently, Drake. Innovative pieces like this one — crafted using a reflective, resin-coated, wind- and waterproof textile — make it hard to argue with the 6 God’s taste.
This military-inspired anorak from France’s Arpenteur is as rugged and functional as you’d expect: it’s built from hefty, waterproof gabardine wool and features a trio of handy pockets right on the front.
Two classic British jackets in the same article? It’s almost like they know a thing or two about a rain in the UK. An updated take on the Harrington silhouette beloved by the likes of Steve McQueen and Elvis, this alabaster interpretation comes complete with an oversized fit and a three-layer weatherproof membrane construction.