Outfit Inspiration: A Mackintosh Jacket Two Ways

Monday’s downpour reminded that those rainy fall days are coming. I love autumn, but I struggle with dressing stylishly for the rain. I can never seem to find a middle ground. I love my double breasted trench coat, but it’s not always the right option. I think it works best with a suit (even though I’ve work it with jeans). My other regular option is my Patagonia Torrentshell. It’s wonderful in the rain, and it doubles as my winter snow jacket when I wear my down sweater underneath. But there has to be something in between the two.

Today I wanted to put together two looks using a simple Mackintosh rain jacket. A Mac is a perfect way to bridge that gap between formal work wear and outdoor functionality. The simple lines and modest hardware lets the outfit underneath shine through. Let me know in the comments what you think about each of these outfits. I’d love to read some opinions.

Mackintosh Jacket: J. Crew




Jeans: J. Crew

Crewneck: Brooks Brothers


Undershirt: Mack Weldon

BroguesBrooks Brothers

Boots: Red Wing


Socks: L.L. Bean