Trying to protect oneself from the rain during a downpour is as old as clothing is, and based on the different materials available ancient civilizations opted for coats and umbrellas made from grass in Asia, waterproof suits made from the intestines of whales and seals around the poles, animal furs…

Exactly 100 years ago, in 1920, the Klepper mantel was introduced to the German public. This rubberized raincoat was a true innovation for its time as it was the first “absolutely waterproof” coat. It turned out to be so successful that the name “Klepper mantel” became a generic word for…

Not too long ago raingear was mostly practical: you wore it only when it was absolutely necessary and as a temporary outfit you didn’t put too much time and effort in how it looked. But in the past decade this perception has changed dramatically with many wardrobes now containing a…

That Norway has a harsh climate with storms and rain is easy to imagine, as well as the historical dependence on the fishing sector and the importance of shipping with such a vast part of the country directed situated at sea. …

While the “friesennerz raincoat” originally comes from Denmark, it is mostly popular in Germany where the name has become so commonplace that it can refer to the original raincoat from the sixties and seventies or almost any other yellow raincoat available today. …

Hunter boots had a great reputation in the British market with the boots being popular under mostly upper class country folks. People who bought Hunter boots were willing to pay the relatively high price for a pair of rubber rain boots as these boots were of extraordinary quality with many…

Most internationally famous rainwear brands come from Scandinavia, where there is a strong tradition of producing raingear to weather through all kinds of harsh conditions. That does not mean there is less of a need for rainwear outside of Scandianvia, as the brand Noah Rainwear from New York shows.

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While it was the Hunter brand that introduced rubber rain boots as fashionable footwear around 2005, it is Ilse Jacobsen that really combined practical and comfortable rubber boots into timeless fashion. …

Almost every one of the Nordic countries has its own brand of rainwear; a brand that finds its heritage in heavy duty rainwear for the fishing industry in which the country can find some national pride. It is like the raingear represents the harsh conditions and the rough work the…

The story of Stutterheim raincoats reads like a dream to me, where a small designer of raincoats produces a classic rain coat and reaches world fame after celebrities like Jay Z, Kanye West, and Selena Gomez (pictured below) wear his product. This story started in 2010 when Alexander Stutterheim tried…

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Interested in this small niche of fashion most refer to as rainwear or raingear. And yes, it can be a very fashionable part of your outfit and worn regularly.

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