New Classics: Don't Forget Your RAINcoat!
My earliest memories of raincoats were that they weren't particularly stylish. The bright yellow color, the rubbery, slick-to-the-touch feel, all seemed very utilitarian but not very fashionable. You would see an occasional rain slicker that looked cool, successfully melding function and fashion. However, by and large, most were not. Today, raincoats have come into their own. Many designers and brands have recognized that guys prefer to combine function and fashion. There's no reason why your complete wardrobe, including outerwear, can't be tasteful, modern, stylish and functional. For the urban gent, there are two types to consider, dress or casual.
Dress raincoats are typically worn for more formal occasions where you want to present a polished image like at the office or for meetings. Narrow shoulders and close-fitting are some of the features to look for in a dress raincoat. You would expect to see dress raincoats in muted or dark colors.