A staff writer for The New Republic puzzled at length over full-length down coats in a piece titled “Against the Caterpillar Coat.” She called these coats “totally unnecessary” and think they “make their wearers look bound at the knees, like they couldn’t take a large step over a puddle of snowmelt if called upon.” She has enough awareness to note…

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Setting aside the question of “do I need a wool topcoat” (because it would take me half an hour to arrive at the conclusion of “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…

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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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I receive occasional inquiries requesting recommendations on winter footwear that flatter athletic calves like mine. Unlike mid-calf boots or ankle booties that are more prone to exaggerate shapely calves, over-the-knee boots in the right fit are almost universally flattering and typically have a lengthening effect in even low- or no-heeled styles. CherryKoko Lace Top | Forever 21 Turtleneck Poncho Sweater…

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