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When it's raining

post #1 of 7
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It's a rainy day here in New York (or at least it was this morning), so I wore my raincoat - a simple macintosh. Sometimes, however, it's raining so hard that an umbrella is in order. I feel a bit silly wearing a raincoat and carrying an umbrella. Is this a faux pas? Is it comparable to wearing a belt and suspenders?
post #2 of 7
i think you're fine an umbrella really doesn't do much good if there is even the slightest wind blowing and at most, keeps your head and shoulders dry i've many a time in the summer in just a suit been soaked with an umbrella from my mid torso down any type of raincoat will at least keep you dry down to your knees (provided it's knee length)
post #3 of 7
One option is to keep a small folding umbrella in your bag, or whatever you carry with you. You can then take it out only when neeed. I've found I'm much more inclined to take the small umbrella than I am the full-sized one, especially when there's only a threat of rain. If it's raining cats and dogs then the best option is the full umbrella. Incidentally, Brooks Brothers has some nice folding umbrellas with curved wooden handles.
post #4 of 7
Get one of those stealth golfers umbrella...the ones that can cover 3 people but when closed are the size of a regular one. I had a Totes (got stolen) and it worked wonders. Then again Im pretty short and don't like my hair getting messy. Won't your feet get wet regardless of umbrella size or coat?
post #5 of 7
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Get one of those stealth golfers umbrella...the ones that can cover 3 people but when closed are the size of a regular one. I had a Totes (got stolen) and it worked wonders. Then again Im pretty short and don't like my hair getting messy. Won't your feet get wet regardless of umbrella size or coat?
Those giant 3 person umbrellas are a pain for commuting in the city. Hard to get down a crowded sidewalk with one of those behemoths without banging into other commuters. Wear the raincoat and carry the umbrella. The umbrella keeps the rain off your head and upper body, the raincoat protects you from wind driven rain, splash, and keeps your lower half protected.
post #6 of 7
I've started walking 20 minutes each way to work. This is fine on dry (and slightly drizzly) days, but when it's raining hard, I find I get absolutely soaked from the knee down, raincoat and umbrella notwithstanding. Any ideas as to how this can be avoided (besides taking a cab)?
post #7 of 7
Side zip goretex rain pants. You will look like a geek if you wear these with your overcoat, but your legs will stay dry.
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