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26th Mar 2014

Return of the Mac: Stylish raincoats to deal with the Spring weather

A classic look for the last few decades, there's never been a better time to work a mac in to your wardrobe.


A classic look for the last few decades, there’s never been a better time to work a mac in to your wardrobe.

Every Spring the same thing happens to us here in Ireland. We get one or two days of half sunshine, we don’t freeze to death coming back from the gym in our shorts, and we declare winter over, only for the howling gales and horrible winds to return and remind us that we were getting too big for our boots.

One of the best pieces that you can add to your wardrobe to help you prepare for the ever-changing conditions is a quality raincoat, and anyone who has been caught in the showers over these past few days will attest to that. When it comes to rain, the mac is a classic, but with a modern twist, you can avoid looking like a 1920s detective or Columbo. Unless that’s the look you’re going for, of course.

Of course, being stylish ourselves, JOE has a few recommendations that will not only make sure that you stay dry, but that you look good while doing it. Our first choice is this simple and classic piece from Hackett that epitomises the timeless style of the piece and their collection as a whole. It’s also available in a brighter shade of blue that will add that splash of colour to your Spring wardrobe, and if there’s a hint of sun we might as well get a bit more vibrant along with the weather.

hackett mac

Other options come in the form of this piece from Peter Werth which is also simple and timeless. This time we’ve opted for the sand colour, which is more traditional, and sure to be a nice fit for your wardrobe no matter the occasion.

peter werth mac

River Island have a great collection for Spring this year too, and this grey mac is a nice shade that will work well with jeans and a shirt.

river island mac

For those on a budget, ASOS also have a good selection at decent prices, so we’ve opted for this belted number which is a great shade of tobacco that’s sure to make you stand out from the crowd.

asos mac

So no matter your budget you can have a great piece for this season, but with a timeless cut and an iconic design, there’s no reason that your mac won’t get plenty of rotation for years to come.

Hat-tip to Selectism for the main pic

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