• Fri, Oct 19 2012

Crowdsourcing: I Need You To Help Me Pick A Coat

winter coat

Look, I helped you with your winter coat problems, now you must help me.

Remember that scene in Metropolitan (sure you do, you’ve seen Metropolitan like, 40 times) where Nick points out to Tom that he can’t really go through the entire winter wearing only an old raincoat? That is me. I can’t really do that, either. Even if the raincoat is wonderful.

So, this weekend I am off to kill an animal and wear its slain, blood-soaked corpse upon my back. Not really. I’m going to Bergdorf’s. It seems similar, except for being the opposite. I’m looking at some coats. I’ve narrowed it down to “all the coats” so far. No. Six. I’ve narrowed it down to six.

Let’s look at them. And then please vote, in this helpful-for-me poll.

Sorry! This poll is now closed.

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Pictures via Metropolitan and Bergdorf Goodman

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  • Fabel

    I voted for the Cinzia Rocca, but it’s still at zero :(

    I also really like the last one, especially with the green detail.

  • Fabel

    I voted for the Cinzia Rocca, but it’s still at zero :(

    I also really like the last one, especially with the green detail.

  • Sean

    In Soviet Russia, the Cinzia Rocca wears you! (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

    Seriously, that one wins for practicality, design, and overall come-hither-ness.

    • Samantha_Escobar

      Agreed!

  • Sean

    In Soviet Russia, the Cinzia Rocca wears you! (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

    Seriously, that one wins for practicality, design, and overall come-hither-ness.

  • Leila

    the problem with that one with the beautiful collar is that you’re not going to take the time to style it properly all the time and it could get really annoying really quickly. Beautiful…until you get cold and add a scarf and ruin the look.

    My vote is the the red one–stunning, simple, and looks really warm. I’m a midwestern girl. Warm is very important. Also, yes, you could totally trample peasants in Russia with that thing… I like the idea of the burburry if you get really cold in the winter, so that’s my second choice, because it’s a coat dress.

    • http://twitter.com/JenAshleyWright Jennifer Wright

      This is actually exactly how I feel about the collar, too. I also worry my flower head might be less effective with a hat on it. UNLESS WE ARE TO HAVE AN UPCOMING HAT CROWDSOURCE.

    • Leila

      Do it. Hats are awesome. Especially since you went with none of the above coats. We want to feel we actually have some say in your fashion choices, Jennifer, come on now. :p

    • http://twitter.com/JenAshleyWright Jennifer Wright

      This is actually exactly how I feel about the collar, too. I also worry my flower head might be less effective with a hat on it. UNLESS WE ARE TO HAVE AN UPCOMING HAT CROWDSOURCE.

  • Leila

    the problem with that one with the beautiful collar is that you’re not going to take the time to style it properly all the time and it could get really annoying really quickly. Beautiful…until you get cold and add a scarf and ruin the look.

    My vote is the the red one–stunning, simple, and looks really warm. I’m a midwestern girl. Warm is very important. Also, yes, you could totally trample peasants in Russia with that thing… I like the idea of the burburry if you get really cold in the winter, so that’s my second choice, because it’s a coat dress.

  • AmbienceChaser

    I would probably go with the Wes Gordon. I love the shape, cashmere coats in general, and especially the green fox collar. But since it’s more than $6,000, I will probably sew a furry collar to a regular coat.

  • AmbienceChaser

    I would probably go with the Wes Gordon. I love the shape, cashmere coats in general, and especially the green fox collar. But since it’s more than $6,000, I will probably sew a furry collar to a regular coat.

  • Lastango

    I’m going to have to vote for “none of the above”. Why? Because each of these coats depends on some sort of dramatic texture, pattern, or contrast to make its statement. I find that sort of thing wears off; spending a lot of money on something and then tiring of it is grating.
    I have a strong bias toward elegance and classic good taste, and think that’s always the right choice. That doesn’t mean “boring” — you can add splash with hats, boots, handbags, and scarves, and make it your own.
    And you can have it FOREVER.

    • Lerie

      I agree.

  • Lo

    Voted for the Wes Gordon, because the shape is flattering, and flattering clothes will look good regardless of trends. I wasn’t going to pick that one, because I’m sick to death of black winter everything, but you can wear black well.

  • Jobeans

    No to fur.

  • Jessica

    A word of warning about the Armani collar-
    You will find one position in which it looks just right (pretty much the way it is in the photograph) and you will find yourself perpetually readjusting it in public, feeling like a fool when you realize it’s been sagging unpleasantly for the last four blocks. Besides, you’ve already chosen the Wes Gordon, consciously or not.

  • Jessica

    A word of warning about the Armani collar-
    You will find one position in which it looks just right (pretty much the way it is in the photograph) and you will find yourself perpetually readjusting it in public, feeling like a fool when you realize it’s been sagging unpleasantly for the last four blocks. Besides, you’ve already chosen the Wes Gordon, consciously or not.

  • Breezy

    I shouldn’t have googled the prices… I’m going to go throw up my lunch now.

  • sherry_b

    bottega veneta! or wes gordon, but fur. so: BOTTEGA VENETA!

    • sherry_b

      cape coat is pretty wonderful also.

  • Bobbie Carson

    I think that the best Winter
    Coats
    are the ones that have an almost timeless beauty. I just bought a new Liz Claiborne winter coat at Burlington Coat Factory and I love it. Best of all I saved over $50 off the department store price.

  • http://twitter.com/JenAshleyWright Jennifer Wright