Rain Gear, Right Now
Spring is such a tease and not in the fun sort of way. Mother Nature has you scrambling for a sweater, a tank, flip flops, or maybe even gloves all in one weather-confused week. With just a month left of tumultuous temperatures, rainy days will become a little less miserable if you’re well-prepared. Here are a few basic items you’ll need to brave a storm in style.
That bright, yellow PVC raincoat you might’ve worn as a kid was cool then, but this Nautica cargo parka is cool now. It’s efficient—comes with four front pockets—stylish, and presumably resilient, since it’s machine washable and all. But only one size is left in stock at the moment. Positive: It’s worth your money since the item’s being bought! Negative: You’ll have to check back again soon. Remember, it’s worth it. $129.50, nautica.com.
Be the guy that stands the sour weather with a colorful umbrella. It’s compact but expansive. And it’ll turn heads—doesn’t everyone need a little ego boost? This bad boy also has an automatic-open, so don’t undo it until you’re outdoors. Or, at least make sure you’re not standing by any items that’ll shatter you risk-taker, you. $65, brooksbrothers.com.
Trudge along to work with one of Timbuk2’s classic messenger styles and tote around all you need in the roomy compartments, from paperwork, to snacks, a laptop, or a dry change of socks. Do you hit the gym before clocking in? You might be able to pack some workout clothes in there, too. $99, timbuk2.com.
Unless sporting boots in the spring is what you want, a pair of shoes that can afford to step in some puddles is what you’ll need. These Original Penguin “Torpengo” kicks will do the job. They look as though they’d make a comfortable worn-in shoe, and you have to have at least one of those. $64.99, originalpenguin.com.