We Try On All Of The Winter Coats In & Other Stories So You Don’t Have To
The Debrief: I tried on all the best winter coats in & Other Stories, and I was one hot potato by the end of it....
If you need proof that it’s coat weather, let me refer you to my nipples at 6 o’clock this morning when I was waiting for the bus to my box fit class. Anyhoo, I stopped into & Other Stories to try on the best coats they have – and they have a lot. And while I was trying on coats, I learnt a few things, too. Firstly, that changing room selfies make you look short. Secondly, that changing rooms do not have the ventilation needed when trying on knitwear + wool coats under bright lights.
1. The Mannish One
I was going for a Withnail And I vibe, here. Also, my pussy-bow blouse is intentionally un-bowed, thank you very much for asking.
My own Grenson shoes, worn throughout
2. The Oversized One
Very blue, innit? This chap would brighten up my morning commute considerably, and was oversized enough to allow for festive weight-gain. I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing.
3. The Heritage One
Just the right amount of ‘house in the country’ here, though it made me look a bit matronly when I belted it.
4. The Hooded one
A good amount of hood depth (technical term) here – I do so hate when you can’t fit your hair inside properly.
5. The Long One
The new coat length hits between mid calf and ankle. Great for dramatic swooshy walking.
6. The Camel One
Camel coats are a very grown-up thing, I think, especially if you keep Werther’s Originals in the pockets.
7. The Fuzzy One
A navy peacoat is a go-to for me, but a fuzzy collar makes all the difference here, because I find scarves suffocating, and so my neck gets cold.
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