If you're British, walking around with a quality brolly is part of your birthright. It's one of the few accessories we can pull off with aplomb. But a tatty one bought for a fiver at a petrol station with one crooked spoke that won't stop blowing inside out? Quite frankly, being soaked head to toe is a more dignified look.
There's been a disturbing rise in sightings of this modern ear muff thing that resembles an airline sleep mask that's slipped down the back of your neck. While it may be tempting to think they offer a relatively subtle solution to harsh winter winds, the anecdotal feedback from the women in the Esquire office is clear – don't be that guy.