Friends who are real-estate brokers and outerwear:
Two things a San Franciscan can never have too many of.
The latter is especially true this year: we're in the wettest year on record, and there's been snow in the Sierras since June.
Will there be a lightning storm tomorrow? A typhoon? Sixty-five and sunny?
Best be prepared. And to that end, three of our favorite Bay Area men's labels just released new jackets, from a gym-savvy tech layer to a classic duck canvas to a rugged black denim.
The Gate Jacket
Specs: "Water repellant, moisture wicking, and a 'wired' hidden chest pocket for headphones"
We'd wear it: As a lightweight layer after the sun goes down, to run errands, back and forth between the gym, on a day trip to Point Reyes.
The Stack Jacket
From: Mission Workshop
Specs: "4-way stretch, DWR, and coldblack® technology, water-resistant, abrasion-resistant, and highly breathable"
We'd wear it: That's some pretty stylin', structured denim, so we'd wear it somewhere you need to ride the line between comfort and fashion: Let's say an art opening downtown followed by drinks on Valencia Street at the Devil's Acre.
The Rover Jacket
From: Taylor Stitch
Specs: "6.25-oz. Beeswaxed Cotton, 10-oz. 100% British Cotton Moleskin, water
We'd wear it to: Just like the dude pictured, easy-going water-view dates, trips to the Sonoma Raceway, weekends to Lake Tahoe: You're not going to work out in this jacket, but it will look good in group photos.
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