The new Vaute Couture collection is here and it rules! All the new coats are available for preorder right now BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE: they are 45% off until the first! Holy cannoli. That’s a good fracking deal. I just ordered the Belden because I wanted one before but they were sold out. But they made more! Happy day!
Yes, it’s August. But you will need a coat eventually. Unless you are a total thug and do the t-shirt in winter thing. Get down with your bad self, you cold-hearted bastard.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! I got this email from Jenith at VC just as I was finishing this post:
Today I am specifically writing to you about Vaute Couture and their their upcoming A/W 2011 Collection: North American Grand Tour. The super sweet Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, founder, is setting up one on one appointments and pop-up shops across the country for pre-viewing and to preorder this seasons coats, at special tour SALEprices!!
This is one of few times the public gets to view the entire collection first hand, be offered awesome sale prices AND meet Leanne.
Vaute Couture is coming to : LA, San Francisco, Portland, NYC, Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal.
Vaute Couture is having a BIG sale! Get up on that, fools. Coat season is coming to an end in New York but I hear it’s über-cold in SF! Besides, they got some jackets for us non-West Coasters and hey, it wouldn’t kill you to plan ahead! If history is any indication, winter will be cold.
How do I know god loves you? Vaute Couture is having a sale! »
Our beloved Vaute Couture is having a 25 percent off sale on most of their coats! This includes the FW10 Vaute pictured above. Just enter “LOVEYOU2” at checkout for the discount. If you were waiting to get your $400 Vaute Couture coat, it’s now $300! Now you too can frolic in the woods with no pants on!
Some kind of hot/cold fashion/weather pun: Men’s winter coat round-up! »
What up, homeboys?! I didn’t forget about you! I know you get cold. How about some nice winter coats?
But not before a refresher on the evils of down (not for faint of heart):
So sad. And as the video says, there is no way to tell where the down in any particular jacket comes from. Let’s look at pretty coats and be happy we don’t hurt geese.
First up, this Patagonia number.
This is your standard hooded-bomber that anybody can wear. It’s filled with primaloft and made of 100 percent recycled polyester! Yay! Besides the many eco-benefits of these down-alternative coats, many of them say down-alternatives mean you stay warm when the coat gets wet. NICE! We RULE!
Here’s a rather exciting coat, the Special Blend Rifle insulated jacket.
I’m into it. It’s kind of subtly ’80s.
Here’s a handsome coat!
Hello, Shimmer Me Timbers jacket from Columbia! Let’s cozy up!
For a grown-up look, here’s the Hamilton jacket from Marmot.
What’s up, dad! No, but for real, I like this jacket. And it has like 80 million features, which is exciting!
Let’s get a little hipper with this Under Armour coat.
This jacket highlights another bonus you get from synthetic insulation: you can move! It’s warm but thin.
Here’s my favorite, a good-old Carhartt parka!
There is nothing better than a nice boy in a Carhartt—that’s my word! Holler at me, Carhartt boys!
Finally a vest! It’s the Baffin vest from Marmot.
I wouldn’t recommend this vest for everybody but it’s pretty cool. Only get it if you think you can pull it off. Just leave it home if you’re going out on the Razor, please.
There you go, boys! Stay warm!
Women’s winter coat round-up! Stay down-free without freezing! »
Good lord, I totally forgot about snow! That shiz is COLD! My peacoat was fine in SF but New York is going to require some serious GEAR. Plus I know you SF bitches go skiing and whatnot—suit up with my women’s winter coat round-up! Totally DOWN-free. Why? Let’s ask the World Society for the Protection of Animals:
[…] [M]illions of birds are plucked alive every year in Europe alone. The figure is even higher in China, the world’s largest producer of down and other feathers. China exports to a number of European countries where the down is used in duvets, pillows and jackets. Regardless of the origin of the feathers, the consequences for the geese are clear: they are tormented and badly stressed during the plucking process.
That’s right dudes, they pluck them LIVE. Holy crap.
On to the beautiful coats!
First up, this lovely Patagonia number, the women’s Rubicon Rider jacket.
Check it: “Insulated with lightweight, compressible 150-g Thermogreen® polyester (90 percent recycled) that stays warm even when wet”—sounds good! I like this one because it’s modern but it kind of has a ’70s, Three’s Company vibe. Especially in the red.
Next, a nice faux-fur hooded parka!
The Berghaus Mid Insulated Parka is also filled with polyester. I like faux-fur and I like how brownish faux-fur looks with the black coat. Also, this looks warm!
Next, from North Face, we have the Whitby jacket.
Another “eco” insulated jacket! See? Once again, we vegans are better for the environment! Huzzah!
Now from Marmot, we have the women’s Zurich jacket.
On the super-high-end vegan side, here’s the Airs from Vaute Couture.
Another coat with environmentally friendly insulation! Unfortunately, there are only a few sizes left in this design, but they say they are making more so keep an eye out. It’s pretty fly. Comes in hot pink too for you daring girls! What’s that? I can’t hear you over how loud your coat is!
Finally, a nice Patagonia vest.
The Kitlope shell is 100 percent recycled polyester. Booyah! I’m loving how eco-friendly this list is turning out—it’s purely coincidental! We just rule! Now, I love this vest, I’m really into the yoking, I just don’t remember how to wear vests? I know I used to in my high school Wu-Tang days but now I can’t remember why we wear vests? Don’t your arms get cold or your body gets too warm? Still, it’s dope.
Have a happy, goose-friendly winter, pals!
Hey you vegan boys! You’ve got your own store! »
Yes vegan boys, you can stop dressing like a slouch because The Ethical Man is here! I know I neglect you, always talking about women’s shoes and whatnot, but no longer!
The Ethical Man is not just an online shop, it’s also a fashion resource. The store is actually a bit sparse now but I’m into these skinny ties. And they aren’t silk, pals! Holler! They also have bow ties and some other items plus a few dope coats from Vaute Couture. I’m in love with their “About Us” section because they promise all the items they sell are, “MANLY. After all, real men don’t hurt animals.” OMG LET’S GET MARRIED.
And dudes, you can submit yourself to be featured on their Ethical Men series on their blog! I’m thinking our vegansaurus boys should be all up on there!
[Picture from The Ethical Man website]
Unaffordable Vegan Winter Coats »
[Ed.: I will say that they use hella high-quality materials and they do cost less than say, Stella McCartney, and they are super-cute, so vegans with money, BUY THEM FOR THOSE OF US WHO CAN’T. But yeah, I’d love to see some more affordable vegan winter coats…anyone up for a round-up!?]