Spring Etiquette: The Rain Slicker + Nautical Stripe General Style 45 Comments

Joshua Kissi: The heavy amount of rainfall is the one constant we can expect each spring. Encountering a random shower as you maneuver your way through the city isn’t uncommon this time of year. Such elements may stress the need for a investment in a raincoat, whether affordable or costly. Unlike most other outerwear, the raincoat is less about retaining warmth and more about keeping the wearer dry from the damp conditions.

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The earliest rain-resistant gear was difficult to move in. Years of trial and error have corrected this mobility issue while giving the consumer a plethora of different fabrics, materials and styles to choose from.

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I found this particular jacket to be striking in color. The simplistic design and great detail added to the appeal.

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Fit Details

Experienced a bit with taking product shots of selected items in my room, that’s before causing a total mess of it.

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Jacket – The fiery burst of (nearly neon) yellow is the first detail that caught my attention. Such a vivid color almost necessitates you to tone down the rest of your outfit, unless you’re really brave with color palettes.

The jacket has a detachable hood with button and zip closures, which provide a few options on how to wear it: One button closed; two button, or all the way zipped up to serve its purpose of keeping you dry when it actually rains. I was able to grab this for $125, which was half of its retail price.

Pants – These navy cargos are actually the first pair I purchased from the U.S surplus store and had tailored after. The revised pants provided a perfect fit; not too slim but also not too spacious.

We receive numerous emails asking for advice on tailoring cargos. What I advise is to have your tailor take in the seams from the inner legs due to the pockets/darts on the outside.

Some of you may be wondering where in the world did all of this sunlight visible in the following photos came from. Thanks to Mother Nature and it being the spring season, the skies cleared up and the sun started to break through the clouds. Once we arrived in Brooklyn, we decided we couldn’t let the good weather go to waste and decided to add the nautical stripe shirt to the post as a transitional piece.

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History :  ”The popularity of Nautical style came about almost two centuries ago in France, when the Prince of Wales (Albert Edwards) donned the stripes along with a sailor collar in Franz Xaver Winterhalter’s1847 oil painting. The look, which was inspired by the uniform of the sailors on the Royal yacht, made its way to the Royal Navy in 1857.

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Shirt – We’re all aware that the term ‘classic’ is redundant, but the nautical / stripe shirt fits this term. I purchased this piece a little over a year ago from Uniqlo ($19.50) mainly so I could have this great pattern in my wardrobe. I’m unsure if they’re producing it again this spring/summer season. If you’re looking for a similar pattern shirt characterized by better craftsmanship at a higher cost, I would suggest check French brand Saint James.

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Shoes – You can’t go in the wrong direction by having a pair of nice white canvas sneakers for the warmer months. Whether dressed up with trousers or paired with jeans, it balances  any spring or summer outfit.

Pictures taken by Cleon Grey of AVEDEROUTFIT


 


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  • James R

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    Great post, you answered questions ive been dying to get answered.


  • Darius

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    I love the fact that you added something bright ! The neon yellow coat most diffently say spring all the way.


  • Itoro Udoko

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    Ah ye old nautical stripe. One of my favorite articles in all of menswear. Great post. One of your more notable outfits. Loving the raincoat. I should really invest in one.


  • Owen W.

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    Love the nautical sweater – Land’s End Canvas has a Navy one with white stripes that I picked up a few weeks ago and love. They include some buttons along one shoulder which is a nice detail. And they’re almost always on sale!


  • Max Ward Williams

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    awesome raincoat I actually saw it up by me in white plains,ny didnt pull the trigger becaue of price and I’m a student, but since it went down I’m going back to buy it!

    perfect


  • Adabraka Sartorialist

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    Great write-up and photographic depiction Jkissi. For the purposes of conservative business, i utilize a more muted raincoat, however, this is a great item for weekend wear and i’ll definitely consider it. Oh btw – just returned from Ghana and did a post on Tropical wear on the blog. Check it out. Stay stylin’


  • ANON

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    LOVE LOVE LOVE. OHHH DEAR you’re so gorgeous. i know that’s totally too inappropriate to write on here but sheeesh. PS good content/ ALWAYS a good read


  • Tom

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    What happened to the old yellow raincoat Josh?! I love the shirt though, such a great look for Summer. Great post again.


  • Joy

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    “Unlike most other outerwear, the raincoat is less about retaining warmth and more about keeping the wearer dry from the damp conditions.” and makes you look damn good as proven by you when done well. The colour pops against your skin tone.


  • rhinopolos

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    Guys! You continue to smash it on every level. I particularly like looking out for the bags you carry in your shoots. Based in the UK and was searching for a rain mac ever since I discovered the perfect one on aubin and wills website. Have not been able to match the one they had but did find this one http://www.norseprojects.com/product/category-ss_2011-jackets/elka-solid-raincoat?color=714 , What do you think?


  • mat - buckets & spades

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    that is one pretty amazing piece of outerwear. a waterproof jacket is high on my list at the moment as the weather is really weird in the uk at the moment. crazy hot for the time of year mix with thundershowers. we’re used to grey drizzle.


  • JK

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    @James R: I’m glad we could answer your questions sir really makes us feel like what we’re doing is worthwhile!

    @Darius: thanks nothing says spring like that club monaco jacket a pretty good piece to have I must say and plus its pouring today made a pretty good choice.

    @Itoro Udoko: It can’t hurt to have a rain jacket to really accommodate the nasty weather, I’ll be honest and say the rain makes me want to stay home and vibe out to some tunes lol.

    @Owen W.: Thanks , and you’re right about that Lands End mainline and canvas have some nice pieces if you get to nitpick through their collections, and take advantage of those sales!

    @Max Ward Williams: Nice, you should be able to receive a 15% discount since you’re a student also should bring down the price, know you have to purchase those textbooks lol , but it’s the end of the semester enjoy!


  • Mark

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    Nice! since we’re experiencing a week of rain I have to find me a rain coat like that, i have a goretex jacket thats a bit large idk if it could be tailored?


  • Calvin S.

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    @Max and other students – Its actually 20% off for students rather than 15% as Josh mentioned so a great deal for you guys.


  • JK

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    @Calvin S.: @ MAX – Apologies it is 20% off for students that’s a bargain right there lol , usually brands do 15% so I was accustomed to mentioning that percentage off of the top my head.


  • Waraire Boswell

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    Simple. Amazing.


  • Istanbulboy

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    The raincoat is such a great accessory – and especially the one featured in your post!! Great pick, indeed. I love the simplicity of the white trainers and the Frenchy stripy top. Very inspiring!!! Istanbulboy


  • Reggie

        posted on May 15 , 2011 :

    Clean. That jacket is beamin’ bro good lord.


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  • Hanif Castle @NoneLikeNeef

        posted on May 16 , 2011 :

    this is a great way to stay dry and “fly” in the weather changing summer months. I really enjoy the use of the cargos bro. Smoove post


  • schoonove

        posted on May 16 , 2011 :

    Love the outfit Josh. I’m a new reader and have been very impressed with your recent posts. I love the nautical shirt you have and want to add that style to my wardrobe. Do you know any brands that sell one like yours at an affordable price (I love the one by Saint James, but $85 is a bit pricey for me right now). Thanks for everything you guys do.


  • v

        posted on May 16 , 2011 :

    The jacket is pretty dope. You should smile more.


  • theBeez

        posted on May 16 , 2011 :

    Killer man, good stuff.

    Just wondering about the alterations on the cargos, did you just get the waist fitted or was it more than that?


  • niamh

        posted on May 16 , 2011 :

    great look, kind of “Fishermen’s Friend” chic, I like it!


  • Donald

        posted on May 16 , 2011 :

    You’re totally right about the inseam with the cargo pant tailoring Josh. When I took my cargos to my tailor that’s the first thing she told me about getting it done because she didn’t want to misplace the pockets.


  • Lou

        posted on May 16 , 2011 :

    Another great post, i love the whole look :)


  • Mark

        posted on May 17 , 2011 :

    was going to ask the same question as theBeez.

    how far was the alteration for the cargo? im pretty sure military cargos are really baggy, yet yours is quite slim fit.

    thx


  • JB

        posted on May 17 , 2011 :

    why are some of the photos compressed in width? they look really unnatural and phony


  • The Ca$h

        posted on May 17 , 2011 :

    Great Post Kiss
    Honestly, I have no interest in the “The Rain Slicker or Nautical Stripe”.
    What caught my eye was the pants and also the bag.
    Pants, I have similiar ones in my closet.. the bag, I need to get updated.


  • Aki

        posted on May 18 , 2011 :

    i love what you guys do so much


  • frisør

        posted on May 18 , 2011 :

    Cool blog :-)


  • K.Mack

        posted on May 18 , 2011 :

    Always a fan of color, the bright yellow works extremely well with the stripes.

    You can never go wrong with Purcells.

    -KM-


  • Edwina@FASHION + ART

        posted on May 19 , 2011 :

    Nothing more to say except kudos on another very nice post.


  • Jacob Crim

        posted on May 21 , 2011 :

    Fuck me I wish I had the eye that you guys have. I only hope that one day I can piece together a dope outfit like this.


  • Mandark

        posted on May 22 , 2011 :

    Love the naval shirt. wow that’s yellow, looks good…

    “BAKE” (BAPE inspired art) http://www.youtube.com/user/Mandarkthy


  • PJ

        posted on May 22 , 2011 :

    This looks great! Still trendy even while fighting the rain.


  • Follow me but shut up...

        posted on May 24 , 2011 :

    great blog… love your outfit…


  • Mens accessories

        posted on May 26 , 2011 :

    That dress leaves me speechless. I love your clean and crisp style specially that jacket is amazing.


  • Designer cufflinks

        posted on May 26 , 2011 :

    Nice blog and nice dress specially that jacket and stripped t-shir, looks amazing on you


  • Kerstin Koepf

        posted on May 28 , 2011 :

    Found your blog on Twitter, and I just wanted to say that I appreciated the information!


  • Hm

        posted on May 29 , 2011 :

    Whats going on with your Billykirk bag? it seems to have a zipper closure at the top instead of the frame that is usually there.


  • ABGOHARD

        posted on May 30 , 2011 :

    although i am poor, i very much respect fashion and appreciate all you have done with S.E. keep goin my g’s.
    -ABGOHARD


  • KC Porto

        posted on May 31 , 2011 :

    I love the white kicks on you, I can’t seem to pull them off. Do you have any suggestions for other summer footwear?


  • Scott

        posted on June 2 , 2011 :

    so fresh, love the purcells


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