An introduction to Trout Rainwear couldn’t be more fitting on a day like today in Minneapolis. It is raining cats and dogs outside, and quite frankly, a water-proof coat is necessary for city living. While the Burberrys and London Fogs of the world have given us timeless rainy day wears, it is still difficult to find fashion-forward options. That’s why I was delighted to discover Trout a few months ago.
Made with 60/40 double-faced cotton and polyurethane and designed with downpours in mind, the designers behind Trout know a thing or two about making quality garments that withstand the elements. Having grown up in Canada, co-founding sisters Ashley McDonald and Jenn Lancefield can attest to the importance of being prepared for extreme weather conditions while not sacrificing style for function. Designed in Toronto and made in Vancouver, their head designer and Parsons alum, Sarah Hopgood, has worked with fashion brands such as Theory, Ports 1961 and the Hudson’s Bay Company. A winning combination, it seems!
I’ll admit to sitting on this post for sometime, waiting for the weather in the northern part of the country to turn from snowy to rainy. But it was worth the wait! Trout just introduced a slew of beautiful new styles and patterns that are perfect for this season. I gave the Baby Gila a test drive this morning (pictured above), and I can attest that it is both 100% waterproof and 100% not your normal rain coat. The hood drapes beautifully, and the flared bottom of the coat gives it a feminine edge. I have my eye of this cape, too!
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