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28-10-2013
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Unless you are going to an outdoor-concert or work out of doors, I fail to see the point with a rain coat or umbrella. You just have to bring it with you everywhere and when you place it in-doors to dry you get water everywhere. Wool repells water to a satisfactory degree in my experience. Just wrap the your wool scarf around your head and water-proof your boots with a spray and you are ready to go.

I don't really buy umbrellas, because I feel bad about the crazy amount I have managed to ruin over the year. They should name an umbrella-landfill after me And I have been poked and hit by so many umbrellas, I wouldn't mind seeing them banned

The drowned kitten look also makes me feel kind of nostalgic, and it reminds me of why I have eyebrows. All good in my book. That said, I don't get sick easily, so maybe thats worth noting?

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28-10-2013
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Well, I agree that umbrellas are not very practicable (and very easy to break or misplace), but when you have to wait for a lot of buses or walk a lot and rain is downpouring it is hard to just go out with a scarf... It doesn't rain very often in here over the year, but when it rains it is for real.

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30-10-2013
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Sometimes it's a black dkny mackintosh with a giant black totes umbrella w/wind vents and a carbon fiber shaft.... Or if I'm feeling schleppy I'll just wear my north face free thinker jacket (it's hooded with arm 'n back vents and waterproof/breathable; it's also my only item of clothing that's white).... I also have a pair of knee-high, steel-toed, black rubber rain boots (american made too!) that I bought for literally next to nothing at a farming supply store back home in the midwest....

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01-11-2013
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I hate umbrellas. That's the only thing I keep forgetting everywhere and I think they're ugly, impractical (besides the obvious) and clumsy. But I prefer regular umbrellas (if I have to choose) to folding umbrellas (I hate when the wind flips or inverts the entire thing).

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04-11-2013
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I own leopard print rain coat. Because of my job I need that. It looks quite wicked.

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20-12-2013
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Wool doesn't repell water, to the contrary it absorbes 40% of it's weight, the thing is that you can't tell, so it still seems dry.
When it's pouring water it's a matter of staying as dry as you can for me otherwise i'll just get sick with the cold.
But it's even more difficult to solve the warm weather heavy rain. You'd love to get a refresh, but if you're soaking wet you cannot go anywhere or you get cold when it's warm--- it's complicated.

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06-04-2014
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I just tend to wear an average bright coloured raincoat.

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07-04-2014
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I love umbrellas for the fact that I find them beautiful, but I almost always end up not using them because of practicality. Especially when it stops raining and you still have to walk around with it everywhere

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08-05-2014
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pulled out my old muji raincoat to wear the other day to a concert...
i didn't want to have to check my coat- hate waiting to get it afterwards...
and i didn't want to carry it or lose it, and the muji one comes with a little plastic 'envelope' with a loop which i looped onto my little bag strap for easy, convenient storage...
worked out great!
didn't lose the raincoat...
just the glasses......

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09-05-2014
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raingear from ne-net
poncho 7,344 yen (tax included)
raincoat 7,020
both come with their own little bags though pocketable anyway. kids sizes available too
boots lined with nya printed white fabric 10,260
nyambrella 3,240


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11-05-2014
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nya print?
is that what they call it?
kawaiiii~!!!
*like komaneko*


i the second poncho...
if only i was a kid!



thanks for sharing these runner...
they are sure to brighten up a rainy day!


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12-05-2014
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you're welcome softgrey
yes nya is the name of that feline character. but it's also something quite general.
meow is nya in japanese.



rain shoes from stussy × moonstar collabo
made of canvas and four different compositions of rubbers, for comfort and function
white, charcoal, navy
mens sizes only though
16000 yen

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15-05-2014
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so cute...i guessed that...
i have been saying 'nya' to mr mochi ever since watching komaneko...
i didn't really know how to spell it though...
he actually comes when i call him that way - so maybe he secretly speaks some nihongo...
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*i confess that i got some notebooks and folders with the nya character on them from the shop in one of the train stations...
also some little 1/2 socks with a nya face on the toes!!!...
what i really want is a phone case like that...
sadly it was sold out in all the places i checked...


runner- those shoes are sooo great!
they remind me of something i've seen from cdg...
they are especially good in navy, imo...
i would wear those if i were a guy!
thanks for sharing!

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23-07-2014
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i own kamik rain boots in a dark slate color. this is the design:

I think they are just as well made as hunter, but i read that they are better for larger calves.

i also own this umbrella i absolutely love. it's from j crew.

i got it on discount

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25-07-2014
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^^nice print on that umbrella...

i had forgotten about a little kids umbrella that i bought years ago...
it's clear (like those japanese umbrellas i like so much) with red and bright coloured trim...
and it's quite small and slightly domed---
so you can maneuver through crowds easily and you can see where you are going because it is mostly clear...

so- i was crossing the street and there was a young cop directing traffic...
he was watching me as i approached, so i thought he was just making sure that people were crossing safely, but as i walked up to and passed him he said, " that's a really nice umbrella"...

...

...
i think that was the last person i ever would have expected to notice my silly little umbrella...
it was quite sweet~!...


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