Crombie Mac

The classic mackintosh has been going in and out of fashion (though never out of practicality) since 1824, with Gucci, Hermes and Lous Vuitton all designing their own versions of the rubberised overcoat down the years.

Now luxury coat specialists Crombie have come up with a sharp new adaption of their own.

Coming in two styles – Air Force Blue with a khaki collar and lining or Navy with red – it has the usual Crombie durability. But because it’s made using a single layer of double faced fabric, it’s much lighter than you’d expect from a mac. Naturally, with taped seams and natural resin coating, it is also completely waterproof.

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With the Great British Heat Wave of 2013 slowly giving way to bouts of heavy rain, it's a perfect time to invest in a coat that lets you arrive looking both dry and refined.

£650, Crombie.co.uk