You didn't mention price, but you did mention "good quality," so here goes:Where can I find a good quality rain coat to wear over a suit or sport coat? If I am a 38R for my jackets, What size what I generally need? For spring/ summer wear.
I'm wondering why a large swathe of lined cotton with buttons costs $895 USD.You didn't mention price, but you did mention "good quality," so here goes:
Consider the "Lightweight English Raincoat" by Grenfell, available at Ben Silver. You'd probably buy it in your suit size. (Ben Silver also sells a Grenfell raincoat with a zip-in wool liner.)
In the clothing world, full retail is usually mind-boggling, isn't it?I'm wondering why a large swathe of lined cotton with buttons costs $895 USD.
Great way of putting it, I suppose I found my limit.In the clothing world, full retail is usually mind-boggling, isn't it?
A long, long time ago, in a studio apartment far, far away, I used to think that cotton fabric was cotton fabric; that wool suit fabric was wool suit fabric; that silk was silk.
I no longer believe that. I am now aware of--and can feel--the difference between garments made of cheap fabrics and their counterparts that are made of much higher-quality materials. And really good-quality fabric will cost you.
If the OP can find an inexpensive rain coat at Macy's or some other department store--or at Jos. A. Banks--that is as good as, or almost as good as, a Grenfell--then more power to him.