My old pea coat has finally been laid to rest. After last year's brutal winter, I was thinking of upgrading to something a little warmer. But I'd also like it to be something I can wear with business attire, so I'm leaning towards something like a wool overcoat. Can you name some brands that have quality (i.e. warm) women's winter jackets? [more inside]
I wear my puffy down vest everywhere in the (San Francisco) wintertime. It feels comfy and cozy, but it balloons out and puffs up around the sides for a "winter sports" look that makes me look much larger than I am. I'm looking for a down vest with a more polished and fitted look. Can you recommend some down vests that are still warm but cut to flatter a woman's body? Price range < $170. [more inside]
I love this gorgeous 70's kimono coat from Eileen Fisher, except for a few things. Can you help me find a replacement? [more inside]
This is a "what should I wear; please show me exactly because I haven't figured this out in twenty years of adulthood" question. Today's topic: a reasonable looking, but not bulky layer for traveling. [more inside]
Say you're a hip and adorable lesbian- what snowboots would you buy? I'm trying to buy my partner a pair of snowboots for Xmas and want to find some really cute, stylish ones but am coming up short. We're in the Rockies. I just buy utilitarian boots, so I am bad at this. [more inside]
Winter coat filter: Hello minds of mefi, I am looking for an uber warm women's parka. Complexity level: I am six feet tall and size 4. Brands like North Face are great, but the sleeves are too short and waist is too wide. So I am looking for quality brads that I could look into that would fit a tall, slim woman. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I need a fleece jacket that has a wooly and not velour texture. [more inside]
When my kid was three, I bought him a yellow raincoat lined with thin fleece from Target. It was $12. It was perfect - a little warm but not too warm. Still fits in the body, but the sleeves are much too short for my now 5.5-year-old. And now I can't find anything remotely similar for that price or any price, really. [more inside]
Asking for my sister, mother of a 1.5 year old boy: "Please share your opinions about winter outerwear for a toddler. He already has a good winter coat (thank you friends from Canada), but what about the rest of it? Gloves v. mittens? Bibs v. snow pants? What's worth a significant investment, and where can you save some pennies? Your advice and recommendations, please." Additional relevant info: he is rather tall for his age, and this winter he wears a 3T. He lives in New England, so winter is for real.
I am a mid-20's female in search of the perfect coat/jacket for chilly spring and fall wear. Do you have one that you love? Requirements inside... [more inside]
I didn't think it was going to be difficult to find a ladies quilted down vest in a subdued colour (in Toronto).
I would appreciate any help in finding a ladies quilted down vest in a subdued colour (in Toronto). My wife has seen the offerings at MEC and several other sportswear chain stores but can't find what she wants. I have a freelance deadline to meet and can't afford to search blindly. Any good prospects between Yorkdale Mall and Queen St. W is good. [more inside]
How can I train myself to have an appreciation and eye for the quality of higher-end clothing and accessories?
How do I judge the quality of luxury clothing and accessories? [more inside]
I'm buying a rain jacket for the first time, and I'm overwhelmed by choice. What details might I miss? [more inside]
I just wish I could find somewhere a hooded men's pea coat such as this All Saints one that is actually in stock. No luck whatsoever. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Fringe S04E22; William Bell's (Leonard Nimoy) jacket. Recommend anything similar that is purchasable online? [more inside]
Suggest unto me some dressy -- albeit lighter -- men's jackets & outerwear! [more inside]
Is this wool coat worth tailoring? [more inside]
Men's outdoor clothing: respectable-looking rain shell? Help me find something that doesn't look so "technical," in a subdued color, and still works as a layer. [more inside]
I am wanting to find an official Navy pea coat. I had recently seen a site that had the history of the pea coat with different time periods and button count. Unfortunately, I cannot find it. If anyone can recommend a place that I could order one of high quality online and/or miraculously knows the site (with the photos from past to present) I am talking about, let me know. I know there are plenty of Army/Navy websites but I don't know which are the better ones to purchase such a coat.
Can you help me find a similar coat? [more inside]
I've lived in Boston 7 years now but never obtained proper cold weather attire, struggling along with the coat I brought from California and a cheap one I found here when I couldn't tolerate the California one anymore. Well, no more. This year I'm going to do it right. I turn to Ask MeFi because I'm hopelessly confused by the variety of options out there. [more inside]
Gift Filter: Sister is moving to Maastricht for an internship, and needs appropriate outerwear that's bicycle-friendly. [more inside]
Stylish alternatives to hooded sweatshirts? [more inside]
FashionFilter: Where can I buy an imitation leather men's jacket that doesn't look stupid? Do such things exist? I like leather a lot from the appearance standpoint, but while I eat meat, I don't see the consumption of leather or fur as particularly wholesome. Whenever I've tried Googling such things, the only jackets I ever find are bomber jackets, which are not my style -- I'd prefer something cleaner and more modern. Internet sites are fine, but serious bonus points for actual stores in New York City. And how much can I reasonably expect to pay for such a thing?
Retailhelp: I've decided to buy a new winter coat, online, today. Problem is, most everything out there is on clearance or in limited sizes. I'm looking for some collective hunting help. [more inside]