Being from Canada, land of the cold and polar bears, I have a small.. teeny.. tiny.. obsession with coats.
I love coats.
It is the MAIN fashion item you see on others when you’re a Canadian because we’re always bundled up in them.
(Next is scarves, hats, boots, and gloves.)
So it’s really not all that incredible that every winter, I get misty-eyed and ogle coats of all kind for Autumn or for Winter.
Here are a few of my (outrageous) online ogles. Don’t even bother with the pricing of them, because it goes from $600 – $2200 per coat.
I just like ogling.
White is so impractical especially if you take the subway and sit on dirty seats, but it’s just so.. so.. pretty.
..and so very expensive ($1995!)
It also looks very much like my black Regimental trench coat, just without the double buckles on the cuffs and a different collar.
A crimson red coat? You had me at crimson.
Then you have the kind of slouchy, chic parka version. This one in particular caught my eye.
(Actually the whole outfit is perfection.)
It’s just so casual but lovely.
I am not really a fan of the oversized coat look because I am too short (5’5″) to really pull it off without looking like a child wearing mommy’s or daddy’s hand-me-down coat.
.. but I do like the look on others especially when they use it like a sweater and pose in a certain way (as shown above).
CARVEN CAMEL WOOL BELTED COAT
Frickin’ expensive. More expensive than a Burberry coat but it looks so nice and belted!
Soft, cuddly, luxurious… all the things you want in a coat on a crisp Autumn day.
I’d wear this even into my late 90s!
There’s a similar version by Theysken’s Theory in grey:
And it also comes in white!
And who could leave out the classic peacoat? I especially like this one because it’s in navy, and doesn’t have a lot of frills.
It also looks very simple, as the buttons are not in gold, and there aren’t cuffs or anything flashy.
But if you wanted something with a little pop, Smythe came out with this fabulous peacoat this season:
I really like the pockets, the gold buttons, the larger epaulettes, then the pop of a different colour at the cuffs, and those slits near the torso make it more than just a standard, ordinary, run of the mill peacoat.
Plus Smythe is CANADIAN!
Of course, the very best, I saved for last. It’s that amazing Smythe coat I bought recently, the Reefer Coat in Camel:
Ahh.. coats. The one good thing about colder weather.