Might not feel like it, but today—December 22—is the first day of winter, which means that blessed, precious sunlight will soon return. As for the cold weather, that can be remedied with one of these cunning midcentury coats.
Winter officially begins on December 21, but weather-wise, it's already here. Now that we've sorted out which boots are the best, we're moving on to coats.
Now that temperatures are dropping (or have dropped — I see you, Minneapolis) into their winter depths, shiverers across the country are fighting back with puffy down coats. Unfortunately, the very jacket responsible for saving sanity is also responsible for promoting animal cruelty.
November brings brisk temperatures and chilly winds, but you can't sacrifice style for warmth! You're gonna need a sharp cover-up. Tailored coats with gold buttons and reversible rain capes? Yes, please.
Burlington Coat Factory: they're more than great coats. They're also the namesake of an incredible — albeit probably fake — Twitter feed that's one-third Google Translate misfire, one-third crotchety shopkeeper, one-third corporate Twitter parody, 100% awesome.
The current trend in winter wear? Pillow collars. Sounds dreamy, right? Well, they might be. And they look like vulvas.
I was raised in a temperate climate — New Zealand, to be precise — but it didn't take me long to grasp the absolute, primal importance of coats in much of North America. (Moving to Minnesota in January will teach you the value of a proper winter coat in, oh, about 15 seconds. Which is about the time it took the parts…
When the White House last week released this image of Obama, taken on his first day at work, the NY Times Sheryl Gay Stolberg says, "The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy."
We're always curious as to what's hot and what's not among American adolescents, and this morning, we learned something shocking: Midwestern teens don't much like coats! In a Today Show segment titled "Leonard's Look", Mike Leonard took to the streets of suburban Chicago (high temperature yesterday: 27 degrees) and…