After months of dither, during which my size sold out, I was forced to pass on the J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Tweed last winter, a decision I sorely regretted. So imagine my delight when I found it in this fall’s lineup. A statement coat, while not as “classic” as an olive green down coat or a black wool tailored coat,…

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Setting aside the question of “do I need a wool topcoat” (in short: “no, for people who live in places with short periods of mild weather, they are inessential”) and jumping straight into the question of “why should I consider the Daphne Topcoat,” J. Crew’s Daphne Topcoat is an elegant solution for cooling weather that is priced reasonably (with a discount)…

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I relinquished (for good) my much-loved Helly Hansen yellow raincoat to my mom the last time she “borrowed” it for months on end. And the search for a new yellow raincoat is on! After trying on a few different styles (of which the Joules Right as Rain Waterproof Hooded Jacket was a close runnerup), I decided on the J. Crew…

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Another winter storm, another winter coat review. Single-digit weather made impossible any outfit that doesn’t include at least one bulky item, which isn’t to say that you should resign yourself to looking like Michelin Man (but it’s not like you are committing some kind of sartorial sin if you do; just do you). As promised, I am going to quickly…

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We are barely halfway through what has been described as the coldest weekend in a generation in the Northeast, so clearly I am sharing this review of Canada Goose’s Mystique Parka at least a week later than ideal. On days like today, when the low crosses into negative numbers, you should probably just stay home if you could, but if…

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