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!!