Sandy has come and gone – but left behind the sobering realization that your wool overcoat doesn't exactly wick away hurricane rain. Get prepped for the winter season with these, our top picks for squall-proof, stylish gear.
The British know a thing or two about natty dress – and crap weather – so it’s no wonder that 100+ year-old UK brand Barbour’s ruggedly-tailored waxed jackets earned them a royal warrant to supply “waterproof and protective clothing” to the Royal Family. Also: they were the favorite of style icons like Steve McQueen. Barbours are guaranteed for life and can be mailed in or dropped off at the shop for repairs or re-waxing.
From $379 | TWO NYC LOCATIONS
Also hailing from Scotland and endorsed by Her Royal Majesty, Hunter’s “wellie” style boots have been keeping feet dry since 1856 – problem was, they were a fairly bulky footwear option. But now, their brand-new Original Tour boot features a lightweight, flexible upper allowing you to fold up and tuck away your boots in your bag or desk drawer once you’ve (hopefully) made it to the office.
$130 | BUY ONLINE
An umbrella, as any New Yorker cursing at a $3 brolly will tell you, is only as good as its ability to withstand the wind. Hence, the Gustbuster: featuring a double canopy and unique raindrop-shaped “wind release vents” that allow air through but keep water out. Wind-tunnel tested up to 55 mph gusts – giving it a better chance against the wrath of Sandy and her ilk than anything else out there.
From $32.95 | BUY ONLINE