When the coastal gales kick up a few raindrops, you want to be prepared—but not look like you're summiting Everest. Cornwall, England-based cold-water surf brand Finisterre hit the sweet spot between form and function with their Petrichor water-repellent overshirt for men and shirt-dress for women. Named after the scent of rain hitting dry ground, the piece features a rough and tumble cotton outer that's treated with a lasting water-repellant finish—rain beads off seamlessly. Inspired by the smocks that were worn by local fisherman, the Petrichor offers a trim fit that is both sophisticated and practical, giving a novel, nautical interpretation to workwear as fashion. A perfect travel companion, the shirt offers protection from the elements when you need it and can be dressed up or down. Expect the Petrichor to improve with age and use.
Produced in Portgual—from yarn to garment—the Petrichor is available in men's and women's styles for £120 and £95 respectively from Finisterre. The brand is offering CH readers in the US free shipping for Petrichor orders with the code COOLHUNTING.
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