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Local Plunder

This Weather... and How to Dress for It

Transitions: they’re sort of an art form with you. That includes between seasons. So as we enter the last stages of dreadful damp April weather, we present Local Plunder, a gathering of sartorial necessities for these last few, fickle weeks of spring.

The Mackintosh Coat at Jack Spade
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The Mackintosh Coat at Jack Spade

For the Next Two Weeks You’ll Need: The perfect raincoat
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Jack Spade has collaborated with UK raincoat experts Mackintosh for a masterpiece of rubberized cotton. Its seams are sealed, it’s lightweight, and it’s just the right length to miss puddles on your daily walk to work. Basically, it’s the closest thing you can get to a plastic bubble.

Jack Spade, 47 E Oak St (between Michigan and Rush), 312-915-0315

The LBM Jacket from Haberdash
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The LBM Jacket from Haberdash

For Early May You’ll Need: Protection from sudden chilliness
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This insouciant line of Italian sport coats from a maker older than the Tuscan hills is available in everything from lightweight translucent linen to sturdier herringbone twill. They’re suave enough for work, and should work turn into rooftop cocktails, you’ll have something to put over the shoulders of shivering clients.

Sport Shirts from Hart Schaffner Marx
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Sport Shirts from Hart Schaffner Marx

By Mother’s Day You’ll Need: To look all-American
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The famed suit maker—and Obama outfitter—takes a page from the East Coast for this line of classic plaid shirts. They’re very Kennedys playing touch football on the front lawn of the White House—which reminds us, Obama may want you to bring the football to Martha’s Vineyard this year.

Rogan Narkeeta Pants at Apartment No. 9
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Rogan Narkeeta Pants at Apartment No. 9

By Late May You’ll Need: To show some ankle
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Listen, by next month, you’re going to be just itching to show some skin. A quick roll of the cuff and voilà—there you go. These pants are lined with a lightweight linen/muslin interior that helps give your lower leg the perfect showcase—sort of like two spotlights for your ankles.

The Board Shorts by Trovata
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The Board Shorts by Trovata

By Memorial Day You’ll Need: To get wet
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By now, things are starting to warm up. Be prepared. These sturdy swim trunks can double as standard-issue shorts in case you need to take an unplanned dip in the lake. Oh, who are we kidding—you planned it all along.

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