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For those of us tired of wading through piles of snow and slush with the winter weather, the thought of Spring is a breath of fresh air. Even though the temperatures will be getting better and the sun will be shining more, we will still have to deal with some wet weather. The key is to be prepared with clothing and accessories that will make the transition smooth. At http://www.eastdane.com/, there is a selection of quality made outerwear and accessory items to get you through the rainy season.
Even though you are probably dying to put away the heavy winter coats, gents, in the Spring you will still need a men’s raincoat for a little warmth and protection from the wet weather. One great coat for that purpose is the 2xH Brothers Wesley Jacket. It is a car-length coat that is constructed in a 65% polyester and 35% cotton weave that will give you some protection on those drizzly days. The deep navy color will fit into your own wardrobe seamlessly. The pointed collar and welt pockets keep the jacket’s look sleek. It will run you $223, but is a great investment piece from year to year.
Next, you will need something to keep your feet dry when the April showers hit. At East Dane, they have Hunter Boots which are a shorter length rain boot for $135 that are made of a waterproof rubber to keep your feet warm and dry while wading through the puddles.
Another dressier option might be the AMI Vibram Sole Brogues that is constructed of glossed leather with decoratively embossed trim, but the thick lug sole is the key to keeping you striding through wet pavement. These are pricier at $460.
Lastly, in order to keep yourself totally dry, you will need a good umbrella. At East Dane, expect a selection of handcrafted umbrellas under their travel accessories that have solid and telescoping handles to fit your need. My favorite is the dark green Fox Umbrella that is handmade in England with a wood crook handle, polished metal hardware, and a telescoping handle to transport more easily. It is $90, but has a handcrafted flair.
If you wish to stay warm during those colder months then you are going to need to purchase some outwear (a trench coat or something similar to that). With a huge array of companies out there providing outerwear however it can be incredibly difficult to choose the right one. On this page I want to briefly look at how you can go about selecting the right outerwear supplier.
Firstly; you are going to need to think about for what purpose you need the men’s outerwear. For example; if you are after a fashion garment then it is likely that you will need to shop somewhere different to somebody who is looking for a trench coat to stay warm whilst they are out camping or hiking. This is very important to think about as a fashion trench coat would never keep you warm enough during those longer, winter months.
You also want to choose an outerwear company that has a huge selection of products for you to choose from. Every piece of outwear is different. I am not just talking about style here either. I am talking about the type of materials they have been constructed from, their overall rating, and basically how warm and protective they are going to be – a Cheap Monday jacket is going to be in a different ballpark than a Rag & Bone overcoat. The more of a selection you have at your disposal when it comes to outerwear the more likely you are to get something that you will absolutely love.
Finally; always carry out as much research as possible when it comes to selecting a company to provide your outerwear. This means reading through a ton of reviews. That is the only way in which you will be able to determine whether a company is reputable or not. It should go without saying that you will only wish to purchase from the most reputable of companies!
‘Tis the Holiday season rolls around, the question that has always plagued people who receive the Holiday party invitations is, “What exactly is festive attire?” Some invites may hint at a casual or formal type of affair, but others are wide open for interpretation.
My first point for any occasion is to wear whatever makes you feel good. If you are going to be uncomfortable in the style of clothing that you choose or have to try to suck in your gut the entire time, then either way, you won’t be enjoying the party. Everybody basically knows what they like, so all you have to do I to transform it into “festive party wear”.
If you are looking for a winter jacket and are also a football fanatic, then the choices of outerwear to keep you warm and support your team are endless. The styles range from lighter jackets, to down puffer-coats and wool jackets. Whatever style you choose, you can have with your team’s emblem. It doesn’t matter whether you are a college football fan or a fan of the NFL, you’ll be able to find the perfect jacket style for you.
Summer has finally bitten the dust, and with the temperature beginning to drop it’s time to start thinking about updating your wardrobe for the cold weather ahead. Leading fashion houses have given us plenty of new trends to work with this season, so whatever your style you’ll find something that’s right up your street. We’ve taken a look at the men’s A/W 2012 collections from the biggest names in fashion to bring you our roundup of the trends to watch this autumn and winter season.
The great outdoors
The Americana and heritage vibes may still be going strong, but a new twist on these trends is beginning to emerge. Practical outdoor clothing is increasingly inspiring menswear designers, attracted by its tough functionality and ready-for-anything appeal. Performance materials, technical parkas, and traditional hiking apparel were mixed and matched on the catwalk, teamed up with casual dress trousers and slim ties. An easy way to incorporate the trend, and equip your feet for the wet and windy weather ahead, is to make your next pair of boots hiking-inspired. The Euro Sprint ankle boot from Timberland’s latest range gets this look just right, taking a hiking boot style and updating it with a bit of street cred.
The cold’s coming and will for months now. I recent got asked to review a Lands’ End parka to see how it fared in these shivering times.
This coat could serve to provide more insulation. It’s not that I’m freezing with it on, but I’m certainly not warm and toasty either. And, despite the one I received being a Small, the sleeves extend past my wrists. Kind of annoying. As for the stitching, it suffices.
I do like the abundance of pockets with this piece. Aside from the typical chest and side pockets, there are several inside ones and even a little opening for storing a pen. Two of those pockets come with buttons and one on the left side near the shoulder sports a zipper. It’s a nice location for a small notepad or flask. There are also zippers underneath the flaps of the outside side pockets that allow for easy slipping of items into the two inside pockets without buttons. Clever design that also allows for some sneakiness.
As for aesthetic considerations, I approve of the gray and the dirty gold button, clasps, etc. The striped interior is nice and the collar perches well. Still, the piece leans towards drab and could manage to have at least a trim of contrast. The fact that the zipper becomes hidden when pulled up misses an opportunity to break up the grayness.