Cotton-Blend Raincoat in Navy by Mackintosh, $945; Slim Fit Lightweight Raincoat in Olive by Calvin Klein, $350.
Long ago, New Yorkers would walk the streets with tailored suits, buffed brogues and derby hats. Nowadays, suits are replaced by athleisure wear, brogues are now sneakers, and derby hats are extinct. The one piece that has stood the test of time is the Mackintosh, now commonly referred to as the Mac raincoat.
Dating back to 1823, Charles Mackintosh patented a waterproof rubberized fabric that kept people dry, unlike wools and cottons. One year later, the British military was Mackintosh’s first customer, which led to its popularity among civilians.
Fast forward 193 years, the Mac easily layers over outfits and protects them from nature’s unwanted surprises. Its traditional beige, navy and black colors assimilate perfectly into any man’s wardrobe. Ranging from slim to regular fits, every guy should invest in this transitional coat.
Details: (L) Mac Coat in Beige by Sandro, $665; (R) Storm Trench in Navy by Todd Snyder, $795.
From the office to the street, brands like Mackintosh, Sandro and Ted Baker can help shoppers find a raincoat that will last them for centuries to come.