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Is it okay to wear a raincoat when its not raining?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ReL, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. ReL

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    It may sound stupid but Im curious about your thoughts on this.Thanks again in advance.
     


  2. acidboy

    acidboy Stylish Dinosaur

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    why, god, why?
     


  3. Chase80

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    What would be the point? OR is it a trendy one that does not look like a rain coat and can double for a normal coat?
     


  4. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, you can wear a raincoat as an in-between-coat on the days when it's too cold to go without an outer garment, but too warm to wear a heavy winter coat.

    It helps, if the rain coat is an attractive one (as opposed to a very utilitarian nylon coat).
     


  5. stach

    stach Senior Member

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    I wear my raincoat if it's an in between day like bengal says and they're talking about a chance of rain. Another fun garment to have in your closet is a duster, for non rainy cool days.
     


  6. GBR

    GBR Distinguished Member

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    Why ever not?
     


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    If you're talking about a slicker, then unless raindrops appear imminent, you will look out of place. If you're talking about a trench or a lightweight coat that can be treated against wetness, sure.
     


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    Any of you non believers see any rain here???

    [​IMG]
     


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    There was some interesting symbolism behind Harry Caul's all-weather slicker in The Conversation.
     


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    It had better be OK because I just bought a Burberry trenchcoat at the outlet mall, planning to wear it on those days described by bengal-stripe. We have a lot of them in Oklahoma and we also have days when the weather changes from sunny to a literal flood within a matter of hours.
     


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    lawyerdad Stylish Dinosaur

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    Why, are you planning to go to the movies?
     


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    Only if your pant legs are held up by rubber bands[​IMG]
     


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    Yes, if your name is Colombo.
     


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    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Paul Allen: Is that a rain coat?
     


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    Only if you're an occasional flasher, which is not encouraged.
     


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