Looking ahead to upcoming travel, I went through my list of essentials for packing with a focus on gear to comfortably carry me through destinations with potential rain.
The most important two items on that list are a trench coat and waterproof boots. Personally, I like the functionality of a longer trench coat plus it creates a more finished look. The neutral options are classic but a black coat would translate to a more dressed feel if necessary. Burberry and Barbour have carved a space for themselves in the field, but Khaite and Totême kick up the style notch. I’m looking at all and will report back on my finds.
A day to night water resistant boot is a must. Function, comfort and versatility take precedent in narrowing down options. The La Canadienne quilted combat boot hits those markers. The rugged sole adds traction and height which I always appreciate. The Totême rubber boots are chic in their minimalist approach but I’m not convinced a wide shaft makes sense for staying dry. I recently purchased Freda Salvador’s waterproof Chelsea in brown suede and will be testing their water resistance during this weeks rain.