ecause of all the rain that’s been happening here in LA and the East Coast, I’ve been trying to find stylish yet practical jackets for some of my clients who are doing press right now along the soggy coasts. I found this awesome snokel jacket that fit the bill perfectly.
I was so excited to find a lightweight snorkel jacket that fit the bill perfectly. A snorkel jacket is basically a parka. It’s a 3/4 length jacket hitting mid-thigh and has a drawstring hood that can tighten so your entire face is covered except a small breathing hole, hence the name snorkel. A lightweight jacket, like the one in the image, will also take you through Spring and is easy to layer under.
$788 – Todd Snyder Storm Parka in Beige
$298 – J. Crew Lightweight Snorkel Jacket
$150 – Zara Technical Parka
In the image, the jacket is layered over a striped long sleeve shirt, but you can also wear a grey, navy, or burgundy sweatshirt or crewneck sweater.
$168 – Todd Snyder Italian Silk-Cotton Striped Sweater
$95 – Vince Striped Long Sleeve T-Shirt
$60 – J. Crew Striped Long Sleeve T-Shirt in Heavyweight Jersey
$35 – TopMan Selected Homme Navy and White Stripe Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Not only does this outfit look great with some dark wash jeans, you can also wear a pair of chinos or wool trousers with it.
$228 – JBrand Tyler Taper Fit in Rasalas
$70 – Levi’s 511 Slim Fit Stretch Jeans (Blue Flame or Dark Hollow)
$40 – Uniqlo Stretch Selvedge Slim-Fit Jeans
As for shoes, I’d go with a pair of boots or sneakers.
This is a special edition that features my sister, Vanessa, helping me answer some of your questions!
Have a question you’d like me to answer? Ask in the comments of this youtube video or send me an email.
Show Notes & Links
Q: Do you prefer guys in chinos or jeans? What are your thoughts on black jeans? What are good parkas to get?
I prefer both – Dark Wash Jeans & Chinos worn during different parts of the year.
Link to my Men’s Overcoat & Peacoat Essentials story.
Q: When is it okay to wear hiking/gor-tex boots? Is there a look that would compliment them?
Casual boots info at the bottom of this story.
Q: Question about what to do about a girl Nathan would like to date.