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Started in the soggy highlands of Scotland back in 1974, Traditional Weatherwear was birthed as an offshoot of Mackintosh, with the modus operandi of making rainwear with a bit more of a ‘contemporary’ edge.

Needless to say, these dangerously slick Scottish jackets were an immediate hit with discerning Japanese jacket fans, and were soon being shipped out east like functional hot-cakes.

Nowadays, Traditional Weatherwear operates out of Japan, merging time-honoured English designs with Japanese ingenuity.

If you’re after a serious winter parka, you might be in luck.