As spring (hopefully) rears its head on the horizon, our sartorial calenders must make the shift to cope with the changing climatic elements. With a typical British spring spent trying to keep yourself dry whilst dashing from A to B, an effective waterproof should be the most important feature of any discerning gent’s wardrobe.
For those bored of the conventional cotton trench, rising label Norwegian Rain can offer something a little different for spring 2013.
The brainchild of creative director Alexander Helle and designer and tailor T. Michael, this Scandi design duo draw inspiration from traditional Japanese draping techniques, fusing the finest elements of practical design with an erudite tailored edge.
Hailing from the Norwegian city of Bergen, unofficially the wettest city in Europe, the creative team have a wealth of experience at dealing with the worst that mother nature has in store.
Having had the pleasure of meeting the the guys behind the brand at London’s recent Jacket Required tradeshow, I can certainly vouch for their commitment and passion in designing contemporary and stylish rainwear. Combining advanced technical workmanship with an edgy avant-garde approach to cutting, this stylish Nordic twosome create a unique product that embodies the essence of versatile practicality.
In a timeless and masculine olive-green shade, this impeccably cut-and-crafted piece is composed from durable, recycled Japanese fabric and features sealed joints and a thoroughly waterproofed spec, ensuring it will see you through many a spring deluge to come.
Available now from www.norwegianrainshop.com priced at €1,049.00.