Casual Rainwear: The Lightweight Anorak
May 22nd, 2013
It’s anorak season in the Articles of Style office.
Here’s three of our favorites.
1. Sporty Windbreak
A jacket doesn’t get much lighter than this – one thin layer of nylon to break the breeze or an unexpected drizzle.
The green color and sporty block stripe are perfect for a casual Spring outing.
Pairing it here with my go-to Spring classics: tortoise shades, chambray shirt, henley, navy chinos, Jordans.
I gave up sneakers a long time ago but I do wear my favorites from time to time, like these True Blue IIIs from 2001…
2. Nautical Season
Nautical stripes are a Spring staple for me and a bright colored anorak, like yellow or red, offsets them perfectly.
These jeans were solid black when I bought them four years ago…now they’re a perfect shade of authentically-broken-in grey. The best way to wear black jeans in the Spring, in my opinion.
Some things get better with age – great post on that topic coming soon.
The convertible zip hood adds a really cool aspect, allowing you to lay it flat against the back of the jacket…something you don’t see everyday.
I’ve been coming back to these bucks all Spring.
3. Throwback Throw-Over
This olive cotton anorak (now available in the Articles of Style SHOP) is Vintage in all it’s glory; retro design, beat-up fabric, slightly fuller cut.
It’s a great masculine pop-over for any Spring occasion – from a simple business casual look, to a dusty outdoorsy weekend.
This thing even has two little kangaroo-pouch pockets to keep your daily knick-knacks in order.
You can tell a lot about a man’s taste level by his pant/shoe combo. There are a lot of variables at play – color story, texture mixing, proportions, etc.
Here I went with caramel hopsack trousers (with a deep cuff and no break) and chocolate suede wingtips.
- Aviator shades by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
- Olive anorak by Vintage JCrew
- Taupe brown/grey check shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Brown hopsack tie by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic
- Oxidized cuff bracelet by Men in Cities
- Camel hopsack suit trousers by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston AR A917/9)
- Brown suede wingtips by JCrew
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Articles of Style
Photography by Alex Crawford.