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The return of the Mac

The ultimate layering piece for your wardrobe has got to be the Mac, it’s a year in year-out staple that is just perfect for the autumn/winter transitional period where it’s still not really chilly and it might or might not rain.

It’s been a familiar thing for all of us city workers hustling to and from offices throughout the darker months and although it goes up and down in popularity it never goes out of style.

If you’ve never had one but have always been curious about adding one to your wardrobe this is the sign to just do it! Here are a few facts about the mac as well as things to consider before your purchase.

The definition in modern times is quite broad: a long typically thigh or knee-length raincoat which is a button-down, traditionally featuring a classic pointed collar, twin slanted pockets, and a covered placket. It’s good to remember that macs are different from trench coats. They don’t have the military details such as epaulets and belts.

Now a true mac is made from waterproof rubberised fabric which is great for keeping you dry but is not breathable at all, so you might get rather hot wearing it. Most macs today are made from a treated cotton fabric that repels rain but also allows water vapour to evaporate through it. A lot of brands have developed their own fabric just for their macs, for example, Burberry has a patented fabric called Gabardine which is what all their raincoats are made from.

There are lots of beautiful macs available on the market including different colours, styles, shapes, fit and length it’s just about finding the right one for you that you feel will be a key piece in your wardrobe because they are designed to go with almost everything.

If you are unsure our tailoring consultants are more than happy to help you through the process.

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