The tropics is the best place to enjoy the sun, the people, the WORLD! But along the bright sunny day is the rainy season—a season of more hustle and bustle for the workaholic dandy, a season for more wet and wild adventures all over town.
Here are 5 essentials that will surely protect you and your stuff (in style) from the heavy downpour:
Keeping cool in the warm months is easy, but keeping dry during the wet season is a sure challenge. Jackets keep you warm and dry when the rain pours. It provides enough warmth throughout the day.
A silky nylon jacket is best for rainy days as it is lightweight, breathable, and waterproof. It will also act as a windbreaker while preventing water from coming through. You would want a jacket where you’d be comfortable in even when the rain stops.
For a sleek look, opt for jackets that fit slim and comfortably. Choose classic styles with interesting details for more versatility. Or channel the urban vibe with black, navy, or olive colors.
Raindrops keep falling on your head and you sure are not walking on sunshine. When flip flops won’t do the job, easy riding shoes can provide comfort for the rainy days ahead. Jump, hop, and slide into the rainy season with protective gear on your step.
Waterproof boots and sneakers are the way to go. You may choose techy nylon or sturdy leather so long as it has rubber soles. Leather soles would just end up soaking wet. You wouldn’t want to start your day with soaked up shoes, would you?
Your shoes is the most important piece in terms of sheer comfort level. Different styles from the style spectrum may catch you off guard, but be sure to always consider the durability and support of your shoes before anything else. Your feet will really thank you for that!
Remember when you had those meetings all over town? Of the places that you went on that rainy day! Indeed you arrived—with all your documents marred by the rain.
It’s good that your bag is roomy even with all its compartments. It’s also good that it doesn’t bulk up even when it’s loaded. But come on, a durable and versatile waterproof bag is better!
For these wet situations, a waxed canvas or leather messenger bag or carryall in a classic or unconventional color is all you need to secure all your documents and gadgets! Additional details like fine straps and buckles add more support and make it easy to carry. With these bags, you and your stuff will look collected and be in top condition!
A hat is an accessory. It implies that it can be unnecessary. But back in the days, the humble hat served more its protective function for shade, or in this case, for you to not get wet.
Your hat just might even save you from catching a cold. It will surely protect you from the cold. But really, there’s no need to give it a cold shoulder!
If you decide to wear one, have it fit perfectly on your head so it doesn’t get blown. For more novel gestures of style, you may opt to wear a fedora, a newsboy cap, or a worker cap. Use this opportunity to express yourself and to complete your look.
Ralph Lauren once said, “Last thing on, first thing noticed.” Well, that would most likely be your hat. Or let’s just say it’s your ticket to get noticed.
When we speak of fashion, seldom do we think of our umbrellas. It is for most of us simply utilitarian. It is something we reach for when it pours. But unbeknownst to us, it is a thing of dandy.
We fail to notice how sleek a neatly wound umbrella looks on a man. How this sturdy instrument seems to be lightweight as a man unfolds it with ease. How this protective coverage gives a man mystery as it masks his face with its shadow.
Like all things worn, the umbrella is an expression of who and what you are. It is in these small details that a man gets noticed. So probably by now, you’d think of the umbrella as a utility for dandyism.
The rainy season comes and goes. It is here to stay. It is here for your wet and wild adventures.
Let not heavy downpour prevent you from being the dandy that you truly are. Use this opportunity to express yourself and be what you want to be. Remember that style is the very expression of a man’s decisive nature.