Where the runway meets the street

My first day back from a holiday in the sun and it insists on raining all day long. Perhaps it’s pathetic fallacy to accompany my holiday blues, but I’m still not appreciating it. The best antidote to holiday blues just might be retail therapy, and the best sartorial antidote to this kind of weather is a windbreaker – so let’s kill two birds with one stone. Take a look at our selection of some of the best windbreakers available now, at a variety of price points.


Nike Gyakusou Convertible Jacket

This convertible jacket from Nike Gyakusou’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection leads us nicely into the cooler months. It’s breathable with detachable sleeves in lightweight ripstop and you can purchase one from Wood Wood.


Norse Projects Elka Classic  

If anyone knows how to cope with blustery weather, it’s those Scandinavians. The 100% water-resistant Norse Project Elka jacket returns for Fall/Winter 2013, this time in an Andorra red colorway. Get your hands on one from The Goodhood Store.


nanamica Pertex Light Cruiser Jacket

Japanese brand nanamica has crafted this jacket from a highly breathable yet wind-resistant fabric known as Pertex. It’s popular with outdoor fabrics because it’s not only ultra-light but durable too, and you can buy this one from Oi Polloi.


Arcteryx Veilance Black Windshell Blazer

Foregoing the traditional windbreaker aesthetic, this jacket from Arc’teryx Veilance has instead opted for a more unusual, tailored, chore jacket cut. Pick one up from The Hideout.


Acne Clark Technical Jacket

Made from a technical nylon fabric, this jacket from Acne also features an all-over blue marble pattern. It’s triple bonded and it has interior taped seams so there’s absolutely no chance of that wind getting in. Purchase one now from Tres Bien.


Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket

Outdoor specialists Patagonia have done a sterling job on this Torrenshell Stretch Jacket in lotus green with two stowable handwarmer pockets and taped seams. You can pick it up from Present London.


The North Face Venture Jacket

The strength of this The North Face Venture Jacket is all in its simple design and its technical fabric features, all the while being eco-friendly and folding up into one of the two hand pockets for easy carrying. Available now from size?.


Palace Skateboards Shower Jacket

London skate brand Palace are leading the way of British streetwear. This waxed cotton pullover is made in the UK and features a high stance collar with a zip and button placket. Get it now from End Clothing.


Nike SB Packable Jacket

This showerproof nylon windbreaker from Nike SB apparel features a distinctive fishtail hem. It’s lightweight and packable for portability with an adjustable snorkel hood. Buy one now from Flatspot.


adidas Printed Windbreaker Jacket

An adidas originals staple, this classic half-zip windbreaker features a bold leopard print on the upper chest, hood and sleeves, and navy on the lower half, finished off with a horizontal zip closure. You can get this one from End Clothing.

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