What do you guys wear in rainy/slushy weather?
I have a black trench coat that I feel odd wearing unless I have a suit under it, and the rest of my water repellent jackets are too casual, too sporty, or to out on the town. Basically looking for outerwear that goes with blazers, odd jackets, sweaters etc.
And footwear? I have snow boots, bean boots, Sorels, and a pair of RL boots that are a bit dressier, but they aren't great for rain when it isn't too cold.
I would get a pair of Hunters, but my brain just associates them with girls.
Thanks in advance,
I honestly think you'd look fine wearing the trench with an odd jacket.
What about bean boots for the wet? Honestly, Cole Haan makes some interesting looking water proof shoes as well. I have a pair of black leather chukkas from them that I bought used that work great. Best thing is I don't care about them so I don't worry about taking great care of them. Just some polish every few weeks. I change into dressier shoes at work since they're a hair casual. I've seen some dressier things from Timberland recently as well, but honestly I think options become a bit limited especially if you don't want to beat up a pair of shoes in the slop.
Another good option might be suede chukkas. You can spray them with water repellant to rain proof them. I know one of the posters in NYC that posts on the WAYWRN thread has spoken highly of his suede shoes for this purpose (@NickPollica?).If they're rubber soled and stitched properly, they should hold up fine. I can't speak to whether water will get into them or not as that's what I wear tims and the cole haans for.