Style File: the best wet weather gear for men

Under the creative direction of Alasdhair Willis, this season the British welly company Hunter has branched out into a fully fledged fashion label, Hunter Original. Wet weather is clearly the brand’s comfort zone, so expect lots of rubber and water-repellent fabrications.The collection – which features plenty of black with neon highlights – includes novelties such as rubberised Chelsea boots as well as neoprene duffel coats and shorts. Shown here is the Original clear poncho in graphite (£140) and the Original Technical Leg boot (£195). See the collection at the first Hunter Original store, which opens at 83 Regent Street, London W1 (

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Holmes and dry: London Undercover

When it comes to quality umbrellas with a modern aesthetic, few can compare with London Undercover. The one shown here is printed with tiny Sherlock Holmes silhouettes on its interior. It costs £145 (

Collaboration: Mackintosh x Band of Outsiders

The hip Californian label Band of Outsiders has worked with Mackintosh on a capsule collection of coats in three styles. The Trench jacket (pictured, £1,090) and Anorak (£850) feature vibrant colour blocking details; Mackintosh’s classic Dunkeld jacket (£1,090) has been reinvented in a faded-print style regularly used by Band of Outsiders (

Le Chameaux: wellies for Windsors

Each pair of Le Chameaux rubber boots is handmade by one maître bottier from start to finish, which goes some way to explaining the price tag. This French brand has been around since 1827 and is having something of a revival, no doubt thanks in part to its wellies gracing the feet of Princes William and Harry. Chasseur leather-lined boot, £340, from Mr Porter (

Three of the best: waterproof rucksacks

Lightning in claret, £249, Michaud (, Jan the Daypack, £165, Millican (, Bob in waxed canvas, £160, Sandqvist (

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