It's been raining here in The Queen City as of recent, so I thought this post to be quite relevant, at least to me and my fellow residents. In a perfect world I'd have unlimited funds and a closet full of Macintosh's and Burberry trenches. Since this is nowhere near the case, these classic pieces of English rain wear have yet to be sniped. Just because I don't want to drop the coin on an upscale mac or trench does not mean I have run out of viable options. When looking for clean, simple and classic rain gear you don't need to break the bank and you don't need to look across the Atlantic.
The yellow rain slicker is an iconic piece that is identifiable with the nautical history of this country. The timeless image of a fisherman clad in a yellow raincoat steering his ship amidst a treacherous storm is one that is familiar to many of us (whether or not you eat fishsticks). There are a variety of rain slickers available, but I particularly like L.L. Bean's offering. It comes in both a coat and jacket cut, is available in the iconic yellow and will leave some money left over to go get yourself a pair of Bean Boots as well.
L.L. Bean Trail Model Coat/Jacket...$69.95/$59.95
p.s. Want to see how a yellow rain slicker is pulled off? Look no further than the dapper gents over at Street Etiquette.