This packable anorak from Owner Operator is a limited-edition version of the one that built their growing American-made-outerwear empire and should serve you well tucked neatly into your briefcase or desk drawer—ready to be thrown over your double-faced wool and cashmere should any wintry mixes come into play. Here’s what else you need to know.
The Story: Owner Operator is focused on making technical gear that’s mountain-worthy but constructed by world-renowned tailors in New York City’s garment district. The result is something suitable for the weekdays downtown yet rough-and-tumble enough for weekends upstate.
Who to Channel: A dapper sailor donning his foulies; Jean-Claude Killy during a light snow; a Take Ivy Leaguer on his way to class on a wet day.
When to Wear It: Anytime the heavy stuff starts coming down unexpectedly and you’d like to keep your super 120’s dry.
Degree of Difficulty: Medium, if you’re not doing anything particularly outdoorsy (if you’re on a mountain, anything goes). Just make sure there’s nothing remotely Bill Belichick about how you’re wearing this thing.