Review: UGG Classic Mini II Boots

As I mentioned in my review of the UGG Ultra Mini Boots, the primary difference between the Classic Mini II and the Ultra Mini is the shaft height. As such, I’ve excerpted select sections from the earlier review. Love it or hate it, in the land of “sensible” cold weather shoes, the UGG boot is king. Its revenue is growing…

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Review: Amazon Essentials Sherpa-Lined Fleece Full-Zip Hooded Jacket

In my review of the L.L.Bean Sherpa-Lined Hoodie, I casually mentioned the Amazon Essentials Sherpa-Lined Fleece Full-Zip Hooded Jacket as a lower-priced alternative and subsequently received a few questions about it. So today I am sharing a few photos, for anyone who’s interested. This sherpa-lined hoodie is noticeably thinner than the L.L.Bean one that I sang praises of, but is a…

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Review: Canada Goose Victoria Down Parka

Just in time for the 24S site-wide sale, here’s a quick review of the Canada Goose Victoria Down Parka with Genuine Coyote Fur Trim. For a limited time, use code DOUBLE12 to take 12% off orders over $200, DOUBLE14 for 14% off orders over $400, or DOUBLE18 for 18% off orders over $600. There are some brand exclusions (like Louis…

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Review: UGG Ultra Mini Classic Boots

The UGG Ultra Mini Boots have real shearling/leather uppers that are treated for water-repellence and stain-resistance, but the footbeds are lined in a material called UGGplush that’s 80% wool and 20% lyocell³. The lining, which measures 17mm, is quite plush and warm. My favorite detail on the Ultra Mini (which you will also find on the Classic Mini but not on the taller styles) is the rear pull tabs, which facilitate the on/off process. The Ugg classic boot is easily identified by the tonal stitching on the exterior and UGG labels at the heel. They are generally well made and, based on my experience, last between five to eight seasons; I generally only retire them when the lining starts to thin from (overzealously) cleaning the insoles.

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Review: L.L.Bean Sherpa-Lined Hoodie

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued One index term that makes my eyes light up is “fleece-lined” (or, better yet, shearling-lined… swoon). I can’t tell you how many of my purchases are driven by or sealed with this detail; it’s my second favorite keyword, just after “zippered pockets.” In my closet are fleece-lined leggings (would recommend…

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