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01/04/2011

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.


This one is uber-modern looking. I’m into the contrast piping and stitching. This would be great for riding your hover-board during the winter days!

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!

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