Undercover Lover

Teasing your sweetie the right way – and avoiding a fashion massacre.

Credit: Clinton Hussey

We’ve just pulled clear of February, that dark heart of wintry gloom, when leaden, soggy West Coast skies are at their most lifeless. But how do you spark romance in a torrential downpour, when tearful resignation is more appropriate? And where, pray tell, is the sexy in a hibernal uniform of trench coat and gumboots? For inspiration, we look to the humble flasher, who long ago made a display of rain gear – and little else – to remarkable effect. A special Valentine to you, dear readers. Be sure to share it with someone you love.

Hers (left):
Banana Republic trench, $215, bananarepublic.com
Agent Provocateur Joanna briefs, $90; bra, $130; and suspender, $70.
Cougar Sport lined rain boots, $70 from Gumdrops, gumdrops.ca

His (right):
Banana Republic trench, $450, bananarepublic.com
Duchamp striped boxer briefs, $65, and webbed floral tie, $195, Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com
Tretorn rain boots, $70 from Gumdrops, gumdrops.ca