I don’t know about elsewhere, but Portland has been hit with quite a bit of rain the last few weeks, and right now, the whole city is kind of a big puddle. Last week, we had some mud slides and some closed streets due to flooding, and it looks like it may happen again this week, starting today.
It’s been ages since I took a photo of myself on my bike, but I got this coat, which has been fantastic, so I wanted to get a photo with it. I’ve had it for a little while, but the sleeves were too short, so I finally got it into a tailor, and got the sleeves let out, so it’s working out fantastically now.
One of the best parts about it is that the left breast of the coat folds up over the right breast, and buttons up, so with the collar flipped up, it basically covers all of your neck. That’s been really nice with the rain, as it keeps my whole torso dry, and I don’t get water down my neck.
One thing a lot of people don’t know, is that leather shoes/boots are actually very good in the rain, if they are well-treated (polished, oiled, etc). I rode to work this morning, and though my shoes definitely looked wet when I arrived, my feet were pretty much dry (they’re short shoes, not boots, so I did get some water in). Nevertheless, 30 minutes at the desk and it was like I’d never been outside.
This comprises a pretty typical winter outfit for me, and then I’ll just throw my poncho on over it if it’s really dumping rain. What I’ve got on here is as follows:
Cap: Vintage wool tweed by Glen Eske
Coat: Vintage wool by McGregor
Shirt: Vintage button up shirt by Arrow
Pants: Wool trousers by J. Crew
Socks: 80% wool blend argyles by Allen Edmonds
Shoes: In the top photo, Leather boots by Florsheim, In the bottom photo, Leather wingtips by Allen Edmonds
Hope you all are staying relatively warm and dry, or at least have a nice cup of coffee/tea waiting for you when you get where you’re going!