Ride Out the Rain in Style
The season's best gear to survive the rain, wind and come out looking great.
While sunny summer weather is certainly on its way, there are still plenty of drizzly days and cool, breezy nights that require some form of breathable outerwear that can stand up to the elements without feeling stifling. Enter the safari jacket. It may have originated as a simple utilitarian garment for 19th century hunters and photographers in search of adventure, but today's safari jackets are made for more urbane environments. With a more modern fit than the kind Hemingway famously sported, they're now crafted from such unique fabrics as indigo-dyed Japanese cotton, ripstop linen blends or lightweight suede but retain the same versatility and ample pocket space of the originals. It's a classic piece with serious swagger—one that can easily stash everything you're carrying around these days. And one you won't mind balling up and stuffing into a bag if the sun starts shining.
The jacket, as seen on such dapper dudes as Ernest Hemingway, Prince Charles, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore as 007.