Rainy days are here again, bringing bad news for anyone who aspires to look dapper. The basang-sisiw-look-because-you're-too-fly-to-wear-a-raincoat? Not cool, bro! Hence, the sight of oh-so-boring jackets and umbrellas along Manila's populous areas.
Fortunately for us, apparel brands are now aware that we still need to look good even if there's a shitstorm outside. Here we list down rainy day gear you can wear to look fashionable. And, because we all know that looks is almost as important as function, we'll go ahead and rank 'em (three red stars being the highest) on a purely superficial level!
THE JV JOCK
Just one thing: have you ever seen the varsity jacket on someone who is actually athletic-looking and not in college anymore?
Forever 21, P2,565
He’s still the peg for that hands-in-your-front pockets stance that says “I’m so nonchalantly cool,” but make sure you can back it up with the rest of your stuff. Because we’re pretty sure you don’t have the Gos’ mad good looks.
Cotton On, P1,999
Deconstructed sports jackets (we’d call it a blazer but there are stiff sartorial rules on this) are fun because they’re sharp but not stuffy. Do not sub it for the real thing at a formal event however.