For your inner urban soldier (Image: 18 Waits)
Let’s face it: March hardly came in like a lion and, by the look of it, we’ll definitely be in for a wet one. Rather than turning to your average trench coat or other transitional jacket, check out this number from Toronto-based brand 18 Waits.
This waist-length jacket most notably features an asymmetrical placket, which throws the classic Mac silhouette out the door. It’s also lined with tough chambray, and it’s weatherproof and light enough to make sure you don’t sweat up a storm. As for its military details, the embossed metal buttons and anything-but-drab olive colour will keep the crowds at attention, rain or shine.
Throw a neutral-coloured shawl neck sweater under there for now, and when it comes time to peel back the layers, go mil-spec trim with a white shirt and a vintage navy tie.