A List of the Very Best Winter 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. » 12/18/13 4:15pm 12/18/13 4:15pm

Goose Down Jacket Animal Cruelty: Another Thing to Feel Bad About

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. » 12/16/13 12:20pm 12/16/13 12:20pm

Let's Shop for Fabulous Fall Coats in 1964

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. » 11/01/13 1:30pm 11/01/13 1:30pm

Probably-Fake Burlington Coat Factory Twitter Feed is a Damn Treasure

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. » 9/18/13 2:20pm 9/18/13 2:20pm

How To Winterize A Coat

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… » 12/02/11 5:10pm 12/02/11 5:10pm

Coats For Cubs

Instead of attacking fur-owners, the Humane Society asks for donations of old coats, which are used to keep orphaned animals warm. "The fur garments act as a surrogate mother. It is a warm and furry substitute," said a spokesman. [CSMonitor] » 2/04/10 12:40pm 2/04/10 12:40pm

Catch Your Death

British Jezzies have probably heard the stereotype that northern "Geordies" are known for venturing out in skimpy duds without coats. A team of scientists is seeking to determine whether this underdressing is genetic. [MentalFloss] » 2/18/09 6:20pm 2/18/09 6:20pm

People In Washington Need To Get Over Themselves And Their Jackets

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." » 1/29/09 6:00pm 1/29/09 6:00pm

Teens Today Think Coats Are Tres Uncool


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… » 1/16/08 3:00pm 1/16/08 3:00pm