Best of Boston

1996 Best Foul-Weather Gear

Giorgio Armani Loro Piano Storm System

At these prices, don’t call this garment a raincoat. It’s a “storm system”—and it’s designed to survive even Twister in style. Made of a line of speciality Italian cashmeres and wools that have been internally rubberized to make them water- and wind-proof, they’re not only stylish, but will protect you through New England’s fiercest weather. Even at $2,000 to $3,500, they’re snapping them up on Newbury Street.

Giorgio Armani, 22 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-267-3200,