For those looking for an affordable alternative to the Balmain Double-breasted Wool Blazer, you might consider the Lioness Palermo Blazer, which has faults but is a reasonable option considering the price point. At $88.00, the Palermo Blazer is reasonably-priced; if possible, coincide your purchase with a Shopbop store-wide event. It’s no steal, though: The 100% polyester shell can start to look…

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For anyone who’s reading the news and wondering: What does one wear in a state of deep freeze? Ski-wear (+ all the Heattech) or maybe a spacesuit, that’s what. Though, when the low is minus 50, why risk frostbites when there’s shelter? But for those, like me, who are battling merely average winter temperatures in a humid continental climate, here’s an outerwear review for you:…

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Panic-buying outerwear when the 10-day forecast shows below-freezing highs for the foreseeable future is inevitable during the coldest weeks of the year. But I am (more or less) holding myself accountable to the outerwear resolution I set last fall, though, of buying coats that are different in at least two respects from those in my possession. As I own only…

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One especially brutal week in a Chicago winter some years ago colored my conception of Midwestern winters. On a rational level, I know that average temperatures in Chicago are not meaningfully lower than those in New England, but that knowledge does not mitigate my fear. When I got news in November that I’d have to spend close to a month…

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Cold days are not created equal, so I really enjoy having a coat (okay, more like 10) for every 10-degree temperature drop–from mild mid-60s weather to below-freezing conditions. —————————–  FIELD JACKET  —————————– Field jackets are historically made of wind-resistant, water-repellent, treated cotton. In the warmer periods of transitional weather, this jacket adds a touch of insouciance to any outfit, and can…

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