What to Wear in the Rainy Season
Autumn is upon us, and here in Missouri, the weather is all over the place. Between sweltering heat and drizzling cool rain, there are some do’s and don’ts for your seasonal wardrobe. Of course, not everybody is going to be living in the same weather conditions (some places don’t rain all that often, or even get that cold) but the Midwest and Northern regions will be getting a little wet here pretty soon so here are a few ideas to toss in your daily-wears. Don’t forget to rotate your clothes out if it’s getting colder out. A lot of your summer essentials will be rotating out!
A great jacket is a must for autumn/fall weather. Several options here, one being a trench coat. A trench coat should reach to just above the knees with the sleeves being able to cover your dress shirts and suit jacket if you’re wearing one. A dense-weave fabric really helps keep the rain rolling off, gabardine wool is a good fabric for this, the weave is dense enough to keep the water moving. Cotton is another staple when it comes to trench coats, it’s a very traditional fabric. Leather is not a classic look, but it does the job and keeps you a little warmer. They may be a little harder to come by and may cost a bit more. The typical trench coat is going to be a tan or khaki color, but you can find a darker shade. Darker shades need cleaned less as it can camouflage dirt easier.
Light sweaters or cardigans are great piece that adds warmth and texture to your look. Earth tones are going to be extremely versatile and will pair with most anything. Bolder colors like red, purple, and mustard yellow are definitely going to pop with the changing of the leaves and be more eye catching if you’re trying to draw attention to yourself.
Boots are going to be a go-to footwear here. With the puddles and mud, you’re going to want to keep your feet and socks dry. Definitely invest in a good leather protector conditioner. Make sure you invest in good quality socks at an appropriate length as to not rub your ankles and calves raw. If needed, carry or leave an extra pair of shoes at the office if you want a low rise professional shoe for meetings.
I would definitely like to bring back classic head-wear! A nice hat is great to keep your head dry, like the fedora. Please do not confuse the fedora for a trilby, fedora’s have a wide brim and trilby’s have a thin brim. If you’re aiming for a trilby (nothing against a good quality felt trilby) do not go for those super cheap “m’lady” meme’d hats. I’m a sucker for a good flatcap, too.
Avoid wearing suede if there’s any sight of dampness in the forecast. Suede is not great for wet weather. Leave those jackets and shoes in storage unless you have a dry season ahead. Go for a great overcoat, pea coat, or trench coat like listed above. Make sure your suede is treated properly in case you do wear it out as to prevent staining.
Sandals (especially with socks) are to be packed away. It’s no longer the season for that. Cold feet can lead to sickness as your feet control your body temperature. And please stop wearing socks with sandals, it’s a heinous crime that should be punished. Also, gym shorts are for the gym, come on guys, seriously. It’s all over the place here, young and old.
Linen suits and shirts are going to need to be stored away if you’re in a cooler climate. Linen is very breathable and that breeze is going to flow right through you, possibly chilling you to the bone. Stay healthy and warm fellas (and ladies).
White shoes, while I have an undying love for them, will be hard to wear in the inclement weather. Mud and dirt will stain those clean classic shoes. You’ll be saying “rest in peace” to those Stan Smiths.
I’m ready for this fall weather to kick in, with the climate shifting and warm weather taking over this last year I’m ready for a cool season. If you’re in the market for a Fall suit or overcoat, shoot me a message. I’ll be more than happy to help. We are offering wool/cashmere blend custom overcoats at a premium! If you haven’t followed me on Facebook or Instagram yet, you’re missing out on some sexy custom suits that come in for customers. Keep up to date with more styles like this badass smoking jacket!