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All About M.E. | Zip-Up Slickers

When it comes to Men's Essentials (M.E.), zip-up slickers are a versatile and casual way to combat the elements.

Sean McIntyreby Sean McIntyre
(L) Peyton Shell Jacket in Olive by Jack Spade, $298; Utility Windbreaker in Black by Tommy Hilfiger, $250.

During spring everyone walks to his own beat. In New York, although the sidewalks may be in full bloom, a dreaded afternoon shower can place a damper on an evening stroll. Be prepared for springs unwanted surprises with a proper jacket.

Apart from the traditional mac and trench raincoats, zip-up slickers are a more casual option to combat the elements. It’s easy to layer with its lightweight material, fashionable with its numerous styles and protects the outfit underneath with the use of built-in drawstrings. 

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Spring/Summer 2016 runways showed that the top menswear trends to follow are safari, retro, and streetwear. A safari zip-up with numerous pockets pairs perfectly with earthy neutrals. A sleek jacket with a Cuban collared shirt gives a nod to the past. A longer raincoat coupled with joggers and sneakers is ideal for the urban guy.

Jackets-Gant_IronResin-DetailsDetails: (L) Pieced Mariner Jacket in Marine by Gant, $425; Tourney Jacket in Navy by Iron & Resin, $140.

So search through the below! You’ll find that brands like Norse Projects, Acne Studios, and Gant will help ward off spring’s untimely weather, and will have you singing in the rain.