There are few things that Copenhagen lacks, but once the autumn starts, there is one particular thing that Denmark’s capital is especially rich in, and that’s rain! My feelings towards this phenomenon have always been pretty much the same: I hate it! However, when I see people on the street looking sharp despite the downpour, my feelings towards them are mixed, inclining either towards envy or admiration. In this edition, I will try to solve the mystery of a perfect dress-code for the rainy season with a few basics that any modern man’s closet should have.
Clark’s - The outlet has a new collection of stylish black leather boots, complete with tweed side paddings. For around 1,200kr, they’re very modern and very in this year, and they are bound to lighten up the otherwise classical dress code by adding the needed twist to make it more original.
Magasin first floor, Kongens Nytorv 13, Cph V; open Mon-Thu 10:00-19:00, Fri 10:00-20:00 & Sat 10:00-19:00; www.magasin.dk
Bruun & Stengade - Between 200-800kr, Debenhams offers a wide range of classy timeless shirts. I found a perfect one for me for just 400kr at Bruun & Stengade. Long-sleeved, elegant and with a satin-black fabric, it balances the top of the jeans perfectly with the black leather boots from Clark’s.
Debenhams, Magasin first floor
Burberry - In case your wardrobe is still missing it, this is the season to step up and buy the famous Burberry trench-coat which has been making rainy seasons more stylish for more than a century now. The classic beige is put to good use in this context: the ensemble of black and grey variations will be perfectly lit! Although it costs 4,500kr, it is a long-term investment because this piece never gets old, it just gets better.
Troelstrup, Vester Voldgade 5, Cph K; Mon-Thu 10:00-18:00, Fri 10:00-19:00 & Sat 10:00-15:00; www.troelstrup.com
Jasper Conran - The most important all-rounder for any rainy season is the almighty pair of jeans, and you can’t go wrong choosing an own brand pair made by Debenhams’ English designer Jasper Conran. This year has been too colourful for my conservative tastes, so if you’ve enjoyed a summer filled with orange t-shirts and aqua blue shorts, you might want to consider a pair of graphite raw denim jeans with a straight-cut. They will fit well with most things in your closet and be perfect for moody weather, at around 400kr.
Magasin first floor