By Lauren Finney | October 12, 2016 | Style & Beauty
Weatherproof Vintage adds cozy, casual layering to a beach-focused fall wardrobe.
Weatherproof Vintage’s men’s Fall collection features some of the season’s best layering pieces, like the sport jacket ($1,750), denim shirt ($70), and denim wash sweater ($135).
Fall fashion in the Hamptons means comfortable layered pieces beneath exceptional coats and jackets, and Weatherproof Vintage provides a wide range of options for achieving the quintessential look of autumn on the East End— like a denim sherpa-lined jacket and sherpa-lined parka, as well as sweater fleece hoodies for men. The brand also offers traditional layering pieces, such as heavyweight flannels and chunky sweaters, plus its signature washed relaxed denim.
A new counterpart collection for women includes quilted jackets, cinched-waist parkas, and (debuting soon) fashion-forward capes. “We’re not too young—no ripped jeans or tie-dye—and not quite as traditional as some other brands,” says Ron Rheingold, the company’s president. “It’s all easily wearable.”
This season, classic autumnal colored denim makes an appearance, as does the brand’s distinctive washed jeans, all in vintage-inspired fabrics. “Vintage is part of the brand DNA, as much of the collection was inspired by authentic denim and indigo-dyed pieces,” says Rheingold. “Each of our garments has a special wash which gives it the lived-in comfort our consumer cherishes.”
A former East Hampton resident who worked in stores here in his teens, Rheingold applies his personal design philosophy— “Elegance meets beach”—directly to the collections. “It’s craftsman meets Amagansett,” he says. “We’re a true Hamptons lifestyle brand—authentic and laid-back.” Macy’s, Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, 516-746-8200
photography courtesy of weatherproof vintage