an eye on the new macs factor

This spring, it's going to be wet, wet, wet - but lightweight raincoats, from classics to fashion victims' favourites, will keep you warm and dry. Get ready for the macs of the day
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Main picture (left to right): Guy wears mac, pounds 450, at Aquascutum, 9-13 Brompton Rd, London, SW1; jacket, pounds 250, trousers, pounds 120, shirt, pounds 85, all at PS by Paul Smith, 9-11 Langley Ct, WC2; tie, pounds 40, at Paul Smith, 41-43 Floral St, WC2; brogues, pounds 99, at Jones Bootmakers, 15 South Molton St, W1; watch, by Oris, pounds 295, at Mappin & Webb and John Lewis branches. Bruce wears mac, pounds 350, jacket, pounds 395, waistcoat, pounds 150, shirt, pounds 125; all at Emporio Armani, 191 Brompton Rd, SW1; trousers, from pounds 35.99 at Farah (01376 502345); tie, from pounds 35, at Burberry, 18-22 Haymarket, SW1; loafers, pounds 69.99, at Jones Bootmakers, as before; watch, by Oris, pounds 895, as before. Carl wears mac, pounds 325, at Burberry, as before; sweater by John Smedley, pounds 59, at S. Fisher, 22 Burlington Arcade, W1; trousers, from pounds 35.99, at Farah, as before; trilby, pounds 49, at Hackett, 137 Sloane St, SW1; jacket, pounds 360, at Katharine Hamnett (0171 823 1002).

Centre, top (left to right): Carl wears mac, to order at Versus, 92 Brompton Rd, SW3; shirt, pounds 69, at Agnes B, 35-36 Floral St, WC2; tie, pounds 40, at Paul Smith, as before; trousers, pounds 135, by PS by Paul Smith, as before; brogues, pounds 99, at Jones Bootmakers, as before. Bruce wears jacket, pounds 380, at Paul Smith, as before; sweater by John Smedley, pounds 59, as before; trousers, from pounds 35.99, at Farah, as before. Guy wears coat, pounds 325, at Hackett, as before; trousers, pounds 135, at Aquascutum, as before; shirt, pounds 85, at Paul Smith, as before; tie, pounds 49, at Aquascutum, as before; brogues, pounds 49.99, at Jones Bootmakers, as before. Ashley wears own footballers' kit.

Centre, bottom: Bruce wears mac, trousers and shirt, all to order at Versus, as before; blazer, pounds 325, at Aquascutum, as before; tie, from pounds 35 at Burberry, as before; brogues, pounds 49.99, at Jones Bootmakers, as before; watch, by Oris, pounds 895, as before. Carl wears mac, pounds 100; jacket, pounds 170, and trousers, pounds 70; all at French Connection branches; shirt, pounds 49, and tie, pounds 45, both at Hackett, as before; shoes, pounds 49.99, at Jones Bootmakers; watch by Oris, pounds 750. Guy wears mac, pounds 199, and shirt, pounds 69, both at Agnes B, as before; trousers, pounds 119, at Aquascutum; tie, pounds 40, at Paul Smith, as before; brogues, pounds 89.95, at Natural Shoe Store, 21 Neal St WC2; watch by Oris, pounds 295.

Above: Guy (left) wears coat, pounds 450, and trousers, pounds 125, at Mark Powell & Co, 17 Newburgh St, W1; sweater by John Smedley, pounds 65, as before; shirt, to order at Katharine Hamnett, as before; tie, pounds 48, at Margaret Howell, 24 Brook St, W1; trilby, to order at Katharine Hamnett; shoes, pounds 195, at Patrick Cox, 8 Symons St, SW3. Bruce wears coat, pounds 475, at Mark Powell & Co; trousers, from pounds 35.99, at Farah, as before; shirt, pounds 95, at Margaret Howell; tie, at Katharine Hamnett; loafers, pounds 69.99, at Jones Bootmakers, as before

STYLING BY JACQUIE ALLMOND

MODELS: BRUCE WOODFORD AT SELECT, GUY THOMPSON AT SO DAM TUFF, CARL LICKMAN, ASHLEY MARSHALL

PHOTOGRAPHER'S ASSISTANT: CARL LICKMAN

WITH THANKS TO FRIAR LANE OLD BOYS' FOOTBALL CLUB

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