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

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

acidboy

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why, god, why?
 

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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?
 

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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).
 

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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.
 

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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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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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Why, are you planning to go to the movies?
 

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Only if your pant legs are held up by rubber bands
 

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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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