Stormy Weather Style: A Performance Jacket That We'd Wear
- Published on Monday, 29 October 2012 15:40
- Matt Bell
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So…it’s all hurricane Sandy on Fashion Ave this afternoon (and probably tomorrow), which has us hoping and praying that everyone’s safe and sound, but ok, also, maybe, in a very non-flippant way, has us thinking about stormy weather and what to wear in it. (Not every storm makes Saks Fifth board up their windows) Which led us to the homepage of a slick, city-centric line of performance apparel brand called Aether. File under “good for a rainy day.” Basically, the two guys who started the business a few years back are of the city ilk who enjoy a good outdoor adventure—a mountain climb, a bike ride, a hike, a trek, what not… Thing is, they noticed that the options for guys were split between style-challenged performance brands (dress like a human tent) and fashion lines that had branched out into performance (look good while being uncomfortable really never works). No one who really could combine the best of both. So that’s what they did. Their line’s split up by what you get into—mountain, beach, road…and, because it’s also a jungle, the city, which we’re highlighting today. Specifically their swank Fall Line jacket ($450)—a tailored, seem-sealed, water and wind proof jacket that’s got all the trappings of a hardcore weather-proof jacket but is designed to work with your seamless city style. (More after the jump)
From them: “Its 3-layer construction consists of a waterproof exterior, a unidirectional layer that allows moisture to escape but not enter, and a soft, brushed tricot-knit backer. The highly technical fabric also has 4-way stretch properties for increased flexibility, while its seam-sealed construction delivers complete protection from the elements. It also features a shaped hood, a zipper garage at the collar, and zippered hand-warmer pockets. With its minimal design and form-fitting cut, the Fall Line combines an elegant aesthetic with active functionality.” So, here’s how not suffer (for fashion or otherwise) on a cold, rainy day in the city.