Monsoon’s in full-swing. Time to get those raincoats out!
It’s that time of the year when you know it’s going to rain, but just don’t know when. Most run for cover when the torrential monsoon hits, but there are those who decide to brave it and get on with their day. Carrying an umbrella helps, but try opening it when you need it the most—it has a mind of its own! For those who do not want their outfit speckled with water and for those who like to have their fashion game on point, we got you covered. Monsoon Jackets—they are handsfree, water-repellent and now, oh-so fashionable!
Man’s Life has put together a list of five fun Monsoon Jackets you can buy to keep yourself dry and look stylish while at it!
1. THE WINDBREAKER JACKET
The humble windcheater also called the windbreaker, has to be mentioned first in the list of monsoon jackets. This jacket has been a part of the Indian household since the beginning, and no one is complaining. With its varying lengths and detachable hoodie, this jacket is a foolproof and basic way to keep yourself dry. The best part of the windcheater is how effortlessly it blends with your everyday outfits—like the Rain Defender Jacket and the mid-length Rain Jacket from United Colors Of Benetton. Its neutral shades make them a must-have in your monsoon essential list.
2. THE MONSOON TRENCH COAT
We know this costs a bomb. However, any list of rain jackets will be incomplete without this OG of coats! Originally made by the founder of Burberry, Thomas Burberry, the trench coat was the modern take on the 20th-century raincoat—minus the hood. This full-cut, double-breasted, belted coat is now made with synthetic polyester compared to the original waterproof breathable material called gabardine. This full-length jacket worn over your business suits is a foolproof way of keeping everything dry while making it rain fashion. Many other brands now mimic this style and provide you with affordable options.
3. THE BOMBER MONSOON JACKET
The one thing we do notice and find inconvenient is how often we have to take off and put on our monsoon jackets, especially the windcheater. Thank god for fashion and its evolution, we now have bomber jackets that are waterproof and stylish. This outerwear is great at elevating your outfit and keeping you dry from the rain (you can wear it in any weather, really). It comes in different colours and prints that add just the right touch of panache to your outfit of choice. The monsoon bomber jackets can be worn over a T-shirt and chinos for a complete stylish look.
4. THE MONSOON UTILITY JACKET
The utility jacket or the field jacket is made for the working man. Inspired by military jackets with big pockets, this jacket is not only one hell of a style statement, but also comfortable and convenient. The cherry on the top is the fact that most utility jackets are now available in water-repellent material making it an easy to wear staple to beat the monsoon in style. You don’t have to fiddle to keep your phones and wallets inside if you get caught in a downpour—the field jacket has enough pockets handy to keep them safe. They are lightweight and best worn over well-fitted trousers and chinos and the occasional jeans!
5. THE TRANSPARENT RAIN JACKET
This jacket is the epitome of fashion. If you have a dashing outfit on and do not want your rain jacket to hide your look, put on a transparent rain jacket, and flaunt with style! Transparent rain jackets are made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), it’s slick and stylish and very versatile. They come in different colours and styles and if you skip the colouring agent, you get a clear jacket. It keeps the water out, has your outfit on display and puts you on top of the fashion game!
From a windcheater while running errands or a trench coat while attending a business meeting—spoil yourself silly by investing in rain jackets for no matter what the day calls for!
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