Angie put out an invitation for folks to post about their wardrobe holes and invite the hive mind of YLF to help sort out any dilemmas. I’d like to figure out what to do about the long cloth winter coat.
I’m not worried that a long cloth coat will split wears of the shorter coat overmuch, since I don’t see reaching for it that much.
Long story….so ‘landing the plane’…do I splurge on a good/better quality long coat in a classic style that I hope to wear for a long time - like 10 years, and into my ‘70’s, or do I buy a less expensive/cheaper coat with the same classic style, that I wear for as long as it lasts at 6-10 ‘wears’ per year?
Today I found a completely synthetic (polyester) midi coat with a classic notched collar, tie belt (like a bathrobe) design that looked surprisingly ‘okay’, wasn’t too heavy, is lined, and seemed like it would be warm enough for <$200 CAD (see photos below in beige and black.) There seem to be lots of 50% wool/50% poly coats in the $200-$500 range that would do the trick, but seem to be heavier weight. $500 and up gets a wool or wool cashmere coat, possibly with some synthetic.
What say you?
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