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It’s not often that I get to spend time in sub-zero climates, but a serious cold snap during my visit to Central Oregon allowed me to bust out some of my favorite winter weather gear. The star is this overcoat from Eidos – I bought it last February, the day before I left for a work trip to Chicago. I’m pretty sure it saved my life on that trip; I have no idea how I would have made it through that week without it. If you’re not familiar with Eidos, you can read more about my experiences with them at No Man Walks Alone and Bloomingdales, two retailers that most people have access to.
Although I’d love to someday have a big, bossy double-breatsted overcoat – something past knee length, with a martingala back, bossy lapels, and a wonderful drapey fabric, it’s just not something I need right now (it would probably be more suitable to wear over tailored clothing, and given how rarely I wear that, the chances of me needing to wear a suit AND it being below freezing are very low). For that reason, this simple single breasted version is just what I need. It’s suitable for wearing over tailored or casual clothing, and the big lapels are still very poppable. The donegal fabric from the mill Molloy & Sons – a two-man team making donegal in the traditional way – is exceptional as well. I’d love to own more from Eidos and Molloy & Sons in the future – we’ll see if the climate allows it.