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best kind of winter coat

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Mumofjz Wed 05-Sep-12 16:15:27

Starting to look at the Autum/Winter range of coats and wondering what was best - a wool blend coat or a more casual padded (barbour) type of coat? Not had a woolen coat in years and can't remember if they are warm enough!

MadBusLady Fri 07-Sep-12 18:03:22

I used to think not when young but last winter hardly wore my lovely wool coat at all, it was only cold enough on a couple of days (London). Am I getting tougher or just fatter ?

dancingqueen78 Thu 27-Sep-12 19:38:13

Probably warm enough but I'd want one that's also waterproof, especially on the school run! A padded waterproof coat is probably best - I got one last year which I wore all through our wet spring and it's back out again now!

swooosh Thu 27-Sep-12 19:59:53

I haven't worn a woollen one for a while, this year I'm getting the Zara short parka in navy and this

EdMcDunnough Thu 27-Sep-12 20:06:49

The best sort generally is one that you feel like yourself in iyswim.

However warm it is - you can always add more layers under it. I have a wool one that's about knee length and I wear it all the time, it's quite fitted, nice neutral dark colour and I hardly even take it off in bed.

That way whatever else I am wearing I always feel fairly confident that I'm going to look acceptable when I go out.

It is warm as well, but not overly warm, you can keep it on in shops etc.

Mind you I just bought a Calvin Klein one too and feel guilty blush It's disappeared from the website as it's out of stock now - I think it said it's 100% cashmere, wondering what it will be like, how warm, waterproof etc.

I do have a Barbour jacket which is nice but I don't feel right in sporty or bright coloured coats. It's just not me.

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