There is nothing like braving the outdoors, walking against the snowy gales that reminds one of the importance of a good winter coat. Since we are currently smacked in the middle of winter (and on the brighter side, powder season), it is not too late to invest in a warm coat to stop winter chills from becoming a limiting factor in life.
While it is difficult to spot a warm coat, visvim makes choices plenty and easy. This season, the meticulous detailed Japanese label with unparalleled attention to design details and quality, visvim, is dropping two coats at Chicago's hip retailer, St. Alfred (and honestly, no one does functional cold weather dressing like citizens of the Windy City.) And as such, dropping at St. Alfred this Saturday are two coats from visvim, the more casual, M65-looking PFD 3L value-added with all-resistant GORE-TEX, and a dressier Lieutenant 3L peacoat crafted from England's finest Harris Tweed.
The PFD 3L jacket is not just packed with a insulated and almighty, almost all-resistant GORE-TEX, it is also chocked with details that will keep one warm and ready for all kinds of unforeseen weather-related circumstances. The jacket comes with a packable hood, three-layers of insulation, draw-strings to prevent cold wind from seeping through and color coated taped seams to further keep wind and water out.
And for those who are seeking something slightly dressier than the PFD 3L, the Lieutenant Coat 3L is a winning choice as it is crafted from the heritage Harris Tweed alongside GORE-TEX. Harris Tweed is a luxury cloth hand-woven by islanders on the isles of Harris in the outer Hebrides of Scotland, using local wool and developed for the unforgiving Scottish weather. The short pea-coat sits a little below the waist in a clean, streamlined look. The supple, thick black tweed body is lined with GORE-TEX and has a zip-front on top of buttons to keep the coat warm yet aesthetically pleasing. Just like the PFD 3L, the inside seams are taped off as well to keep weather elements out.
As sizing are extremely limited, for those looking to get a visvim coat for the rest of the winter should keep this Saturday marked on their shopping calendars.
Release Date: January 20th (Saturday)
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