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What Your Rainwear Says About You

  • Najib Benouar


With spring showers beginning to sprinkle over the northern hemisphere, it’s more than likely you’ll be reaching for a raincoat sometime soon—or looking for a new one. And in 2013, there’s a dizzying array of options to choose from. But before you head out into the damp unknown in your finest waterproof jacketry, you should know what your choice in gear says about you.

So, without further ado: what your rainwear says about you, according to Kempt.

Brooks BrothersBrooks Brothers Single-Breasted Trench: “This was already hanging in the closet of the junior executive office when I received my first promotion. It fit over my chalk-striped suit. And here we are.”

PostalcoPostalco Rain Cape: “This is the future of raingear, trust me. Everyone is wearing these in Tokyo... I swear...”

BurberryBurberry Prorsum Metallic Silk Rain Coat: “I took the red pill. And then a blue one.”

Taupe Top CoatThe Taupe Top Coat: “I may or may not be wearing anything under this.”

Aspesi Digi-CamoAspesi Digi-Camo Waterproof Jacket: “It’s camouflage, Italian and has that tailored-meets-technical-gear vibe (aka The Holy Trinity of being dressed by the Internet).”

Arc’teryxArc’teryx Beta SL Jacket: “This jacket was made for trekking... Which is why I need it for my morning commute that involves a taxi and walking two city blocks outdoors. I’m betting you think I’m super-sporty on the weekends, though.”

BattenwearBattenwear Packable Anorak: “This is a charming throwback to the packable anorak of my childhood—except I just spent about 10 times what my mother did (at least she knew I'd lose it after a week anyway).”

BarbourBarbour Waxed-Cotton Jacket: “I’m so heritage, I bought this in 2009. Which, in this new Tumblr era, means it’s already considered a vintage piece. I’ve just been waxing the shit out of it for no reason.”

NewspaperHolding a Newspaper over Your Head: “THEY REALLY SHOULD MAKE MORE RAIN JACKETS WITH HOODS!”