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Survive a Hurricane in Style? Tips and Tricks: Please Post!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Patek, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Did not need to go to work today but I did need to walk the dogs. Since rain was coming down sideways I ditched the trench coat a put on ski pants and a ski jacket and hood. Not a great look but I stayed dry. The dogs did not want to go out.

    How do you survive a hurricane in style? Suggestions or pictures would be perfect! Are there waterproof or windproof pocket squares? Mine keep blowing away? Any makers of cordovan boots that are guaranteed to float? Should your tie match your survival suit?

    I'm convinced that this is not the way to do it:

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  2. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    However this also doesn't seem practical:

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  3. Needsmoreshoes

    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

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    Wear whatever you want - because the best way to survive a hurricane in style is to stay indoors...[​IMG]
     
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    and miss out on the looting?
     
  5. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Needmoreshoes, you sir are no fun.

    Besides, the dogs still have to be walked.
     
  6. Needsmoreshoes

    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

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    Hahahaha perhaps not! But I've found a solution -


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    Try and get one of these in clear plastic - take it to a tailor and in all seriousness ask them to taper it to your frame - then use it's properties of total waterproofness and transparency to rock any manner of expensive suit underneath it. That, is how you survive a hurricane in style.

    Tie huge corks to a pair of cordovan boots to grant them the ability to float (And perhaps to your dogs just to be safe)
     
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  7. I am a lion

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    You sir, win.
     
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    I've found that REI has some great rain jackets. Pretty slim fitting and hey keep the water out. The store's brand is less expensive than most of the other brands they carry (Marmot, etc.).
     
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    I'm wearing my nigel cabourn cameraman jacket and my waxed iron heart jeans which are virtually waterproof!!!
     
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    I can see 100+ mph winds tearing right through that. Maybe if I had a bespoke one made...
     
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    But it's clear that the one in the picture is an Italian-influenced unstructured and uncanvassed poncho. For the man attempting to brave the most powerful storm he would expect to have his with a more structured shoulder both to increase his aerodynamicity in the face of turbulent gales and increase how masculine he already looks braving a Class 1 typhoon. As well as more structured shoulder, one would also expect to commission a poncho with significantly more suppression in the waist to prevent any parachuting of the back, thus not wrenching the wearer into the sky and horribly flying him out to sea....

    Waxed jeans is a great recommendation, I have heard they are surprisingly waterproof. Military surplus stores do rubberized slickers in rather fetching yellow at a low price which look interesting and rugged
     
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    Be in Miami.

    But if not, nobody with these bespoke, fancy poncho recs has even considered what will happen to my calfskin cap toes.
    WHAT ABOUT THE SHOOOOOOOOOOOES?!!!

    Also, I much prefer orange to yellow.
    And while I had seen one sweet pair of orange rubber ducky boots,once upon a time, they were women's.
    That did not bother me but I can barely get a shoe in men's so even my shameless self could not bother for a lady pair in size, gargantuan.
     
  16. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    My dog got it right:

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    Is that a Brooks Brothers sack? Way too large and unflattering.
    Also, that olive color looks too dark to properly complement the brown fur. Wee bit clashy. Or maybe it is just the camera playing color tricks.
     

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