The Parka Post

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  Parkas are like sleeping bags. Puffy, warm, quilted... sleeping bags.  They're extremely practical for those of us who live in Winter climates, but these days parkas are taking a fashionable step forward. Most have cinched waists for a fitted look, removable hoods, removable liners and come in just about every color under the sun. They're a utilitarian, climate-inspired alternative to a topcoat and the best way to stay stylish AND warm in freezing temperatures.  And don't be afraid to wear it with your suit! The high/low combination will add edge and interest while the updated detailing will ensure you don't look like you're wearing your dad's old winter coat. A burgundy or olive parka might be just what your suit needs this season. If the temperature drops below 30, I'm probably wearing my parka. There's two different looks featured here: denim tuxedo (all Canadian style-- just missing the Canada Goose!), and a more polished blazer/tie/trouser situation. I think they both go great with this Banana Republic coat... i'm hoping you agree! It was freezing when we shot these. This parka sold out in like a second so I'm hooking you up with links to some of my other favorites (below). Thanks to those post-Holiday deals, they're all on SALE!!  So what do you think? Parka in the city?  - J-Crew Cotton Parka  - Club Monaco Hooded Parka  - Gap Snorkel Jacket - Zara Hooded Parka Look 1: Banana Republic Parka / Lucky Brand denim jacket / Levis Selvedge denim / Bedstu boots / Club Monaco shirt (similar) and gloves Look 2: Banana Republic Parka / Bar III blazer / Club Monaco sweater and tie (similar) / J-Crew shirt and trousers / Banana Republic boots / Ray-ban sunglasses

 

Parkas are like sleeping bags. Puffy, warm, quilted... sleeping bags. 

They're extremely practical for those of us who live in Winter climates, but these days parkas are taking a fashionable step forward. Most have cinched waists for a fitted look, removable hoods, removable liners and come in just about every color under the sun. They're a utilitarian, climate-inspired alternative to a topcoat and the best way to stay stylish AND warm in freezing temperatures. 

And don't be afraid to wear it with your suit! The high/low combination will add edge and interest while the updated detailing will ensure you don't look like you're wearing your dad's old winter coat. A burgundy or olive parka might be just what your suit needs this season.

If the temperature drops below 30, I'm probably wearing my parka. There's two different looks featured here: denim tuxedo (all Canadian style-- just missing the Canada Goose!), and a more polished blazer/tie/trouser situation. I think they both go great with this Banana Republic coat... i'm hoping you agree! It was freezing when we shot these.

This parka sold out in like a second so I'm hooking you up with links to some of my other favorites (below). Thanks to those post-Holiday deals, they're all on SALE!! 

So what do you think? Parka in the city? 

- J-Crew Cotton Parka 

Club Monaco Hooded Parka 

- Gap Snorkel Jacket

- Zara Hooded Parka

Look 1: Banana Republic Parka / Lucky Brand denim jacket / Levis Selvedge denim / Bedstu boots / Club Monaco shirt (similar) and gloves

Look 2: Banana Republic Parka / Bar III blazer / Club Monaco sweater and tie (similar) / J-Crew shirt and trousers / Banana Republic boots / Ray-ban sunglasses

Aaron Wester