I have a good amount of S/S outerwear that isn't water resistant rendering it quite useless during anything from a drizzle to a full on opening of the heavens. Let that be a lesson in form over function. Not that those purchases were completely foolish, but it definitely takes a while to get my money's worth that's for sure. Lands End Canvas' Ultralight Jacket takes care of both conundrums - function and value. Some people are turned off by garments that trace their conception back to the technical side of things, but I, on the other hand, really dig how that stuff looks. Bring on the drawstrings, hoods, and zippers - the details really are endless on a lot of this stuff.
The Ultralight Jacket is a nylon crew inspired outerwear piece perfect for this time of year. It won't bring much in the form of warmth, but for wind and rain it can serve as your first and last line of defense. Coming in two bold shades of orange and blue (where's the yellow?) the jacket can really set off a kit grounded in understated basics. Sometimes the best thing for you boat shoes, chinos and white oxford is a piece drawing on completely different aesthetics - I think that's partly the appeal of everything from a slicker to a parka. It's LEC so the price is right and all those aforementioned details are there including underarm grommets and the ability to pack itself into its own pocket. On a completely different note, what's up with this dude's face? Creep status on smash.