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英國天氣變化莫測,尤其秋冬季節總下著細雨,讓人對這地方又愛又恨,甚至鬱悶得要借音樂發洩。英國樂隊Travis經典作《Why does it always rain on me?》,靈感就是來自主音hometown格拉斯哥的天氣。 英國大部分日子都下細雨。難得陽光普照的日子,幾乎所有local都會去室外捉緊機會曬日光浴。所以,trench coat (乾濕褸)是英國人衣櫃必備。有件乾濕褸,即使出門突然落雨也不怕。我第一件乾濕褸,也是在英國購入。






去年在英國又買了件trench coat,即mac coat進化版。我不是在Mackintosh store購入,反而是路過Monocle Shop看上這件外套。當時剛抵埗兩天天氣轉冷,正想買件薄褸。看到Monocle架上的Mackintosh便買了下來。Dark olive顏色很百搭,隨便配深色牛仔褲已經成為我秋冬常穿的外套之一。

Mackintosh是防水外套的始祖,歷史遠比Burberry悠久。當年Mackintosh在兩層布之間塗上薄薄的橡膠,再人手用熱滾輪烘乾,製成世上第一塊防水布料。這種高溫處理的防水物料(Vulcanised Rubber),簡直是英國人恩物,他們稱之為mac coat。所以mac在英國泛指防水乾濕褸,不是mac機。


講開又講,這品牌的發源地在格拉斯哥。Charles Mackintosh大概跟Travis主音一樣受不了蘇格蘭無間斷落雨,才靈機一觸發明這種防水布料。



如何定義trench coat?領口有兩個扣環 (throat latch),防止頸部被冷風突襲。另外,袖口亦有belted cuffs,可調節大小,雨水便不會從袖口流入弄濕衣服。​


除了英國,Mackintosh在日本亦大受歡迎,因為品牌的簡約設計跟日本人品味非常貼近。近年Mackintosh更被日本公司收購。他們的sub brand Mackintosh Philosophy非常多元化,主打年輕人市場,將老牌英國工藝帶上另一層次。 英文有句成語叫When it rains, it pours,即禍不單行。不過Mackintosh的成功,正因他們不只會ask why,還會問自己why not,將負面想法變成商機,成為英國人心目中的經典。


本文作者為英識教育創辦人Samuel Chan。

原文:Menxpat男士時尚網  ​

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