December 23, 2009

My Month in Outwerwear

Clockwise from top left: Hooded Cape by Bexist, Rain Jacket by Corpus, News Reporter Jacket by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Boots by alfredoBANNISTER, Nylon Buckleigh Tote by Burberry, Leather High-Tops by Raf Simons

Outerwear options are limited when the elements force us to be practical. For instance, as much as I want to sport a blazer and harness, a raincoat is more appropriate if I have to ride the bus to work on a rainy day. The randomly changing "earthquake" weather of San Francisco has trained me to layer like a pro and prepare for anything with these key pieces.

My San Francisco elemental essentials: Boots, light-weight and water repellent outerwear, wool coat/cape, leather high-tops, water repellent bag. I think you can tell if someone is native to SF if they always bring a sweater just in case (or maybe that is a Filipino thing?).

- jerome

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