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Translating roughly to ‘The House of the Seven Seas’, Nanamica is one of the current crop of Japanese brands that really float our proverbial boat. Merging classic designs with bang-up-to-date technology, Nanamica make jackets that not only look ace, but do a great job of keeping the rain out as well. Just take their Gore-Tex Soutien Collar Coat for example — whilst it wouldn’t look out of place on Robert Mitchum in a black and white daytime TV thriller, it’s actually made from Gore-Tex with taped seams aplenty, meaning it’s fully waterproof and windproof whilst still somehow being breathable. It doesn’t look half bad either. As well as their masterful methods with Gore-Tex, Nanamica are also fairly handy with the wind-proof and breathable super-fabric Pertex, and use it on everything from shirts to varsity jacket linings.

Nanamica are also responsible for the much-lauded, Japan-only North Face Purple Label. But let’s not get too side-tracked… to keep things brief, Nanamica manage to combine classic shapes with up-to-date tech, making comfortable, rain-ready gear keeping you fully dry without making you look like you’re on a school-trip up Ben Nevis.