Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Pray For Rain: Perfecting the Parka Look

Stay Dry, Look Fresh
The perfect parka is a little bit city (a trim fit) and a little big country (rugged details like toggles and wax cotton).

Parka, $328 by A|X Armani Exchange. T-shirt, $70 by Todd Snyder. Chinos, $60 by Gap 1969. Boots, $442 by Surface To Air. Hat by J.Crew. Sunglasses by Ray-Ban. Necklace by +Beryll. Belt by Gucci. Watch by Hamilton. Backpack by Kelty.

Why We Love Portland
Forest Park
Take your parka to its natural habitat, only a couple of miles from downtown Portland.

Order the Combo
If you don't want to cannonball into the color thing, try a jacket that's accented with a hit of green, blue, whatever.

Parka, $398 by RLX Ralph Lauren. Sweater, $710 by Brunello Cucinelli. T-shirt, $69 by Gant Rugger. Chinos, $68 by Dockers. Dneakers, $50 by Converse. Hat by American Eagle Outfitters. Bandanna by Kaufman's Army & Navy Watch by Timex.

Why We Love Portland
Potato Champion Fry Truck
As with any city worth eating in, you can find quality grub parked (literally) on most corners.

Honor Your Forebears
Cable-knit sweaters, rolled pants, and boat shoes with a little edge complete the parka's homage to the Americana legacy.

Parka, $345, and sweater, $198, by Gant Rugger Shirt, $120 by AllSaints. Cords, $315 by J.Lindeberg. Shoes, $175 Band of Outsiders for Sperry Top-Sider. Watch Hamilton.

Why We Love Portland
Doug Fir
Is it a chill bar or a kitschy ski lodge teleported from Vegas? A little of both, and we're very much on board.

Take It to the Street
This is not the kind of outerwear that has a dress code, so don't be shy about layering it over your weekend gear.

Parka, $350 by Victorinox. Hoodie, $46 by American Apparel. Tank top, $125 by Gant by Michael Bastian. Pants, $279 by Closed. Sneakers, $110 by Jordan Brand. Necklace by Me&Ro. Bracelet by Miansai by Michael Saiger. Watch by Casio.

Why We Love Portland
Bridge City Comics
This is where you'll find that obscure graphic novel your geek-cool friend won't shut up about.

Give Your Blazer the Day Off
Don't be afraid to top off a sharp look with a rugged parka, especially one that delivers color your sport coat can't.

Parka, $228, Jeans, $98, and belt by J.Crew. Cardigan, $155 by Gant Rugger. Shirt, $265 by Band of Outsi by ders. Tie, $140 Alexander Olch. Shoes, $850 Ralph Lauren. by Cap by Adam Kimmel x Carhartt. Watch by Mougin & Piquard for J.Crew.

Why We Love Portland
McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub
On a rainy day, this beer-slinging cinema with vintage couches becomes the living room you've always wanted.

One Shell of a Jacket
The best modern parkas are techy, but not dorky. Paper-thin ones like this shrug off the rain but keep you from basting in sweat.

Parka, $1,250 by Bottega Veneta. Shirt, $265 by Band of Outsiders. Tie, $15 by The Tie Bar. Chinos, $199 by Closed. Loafers, $99 by G.H. Bass & Co. Belt by Billykirk.

Why We Love Portland
Ace Hotel Portland
With more reclaimed furniture than a Selby shoot, the Ace is a mecca for design-heads.

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