Allex Knight’s Winter Getup
(Photo Cred: Shaina Chin)
(Photo Cred: Shaina Chin)
Anonymous asked: It’s getting cold, so I was wondering what kinds of masculine, stylish winter jackets y’all would suggest? What do I look for in style and fit? Especially for people who are super-petite—I want to be warm, but I also want to be handsome and not look like my winter coat is eating me!
Courtney, Our new dashing petite style consultant, says:
When you’re petite and looking for a coat, fit is a super important aspect to look out for. You want to make sure the style of coat you’re wearing is sized properly, particularly in relation to waist placement and length. So it’s usually best to try things on and check the fit before you commit to a coat; especially since quality coats are usually on the expensive side. Shorter styles that are meant to end at the hip or mid-thigh are generally safer. Peacoats, because they are a shorter cut style, are good for achieving that high class wool overcoat look without feeling like you’re drowning.
American Eagle coats are pretty good quality, and the men’s sizes go all the way down to extra small. I have a friend with a peacoat from there that she is very happy with.
Land’s End is, of course, known for their quality outerwear. Their Wool Commuter Parka in Current coat comes in a lovely currant color, as well as being, again, cut shorter to accommodate for the shorties.
H&M usually cuts things slimmer, so it’s easier to find styles that work with a smaller figure. It can be somewhat hit or miss, however, so trying things on helps a lot. (Sonia adds: for someone who has been known to complain about the quality of H&M’s clothes, I love their jackets. This is the third winter I’ve worn a puffy coat I bought from them for $50, and it keeps me real warm. It also makes me look muscular.)
This Ralph Lauren Overcoat, on sale for $129.99 at Macy’s is cut shorter and also comes in short as well as regular. Lots of big department store brands offer short sizes in coats.
We also have an earlier post on winter coats with several styles that would work excellently on petite people!
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Lots of people have been asking about winter coats, and after much browsing, I’m ready to deliver my top picks. My favorite thing about winter coats is it that they will so easily sculpt your body into the shape you’re looking for; like if you want a more androgynous shape, or wider shoulders. Or in my case, big guns.
Guess Asymmetrical Collar Bouclé Coat, available at Nordstrom for $149.90
Puffa Jacket With Front Pockets, available at ASOS for $140.70
Single Breast Coat available at Tule for $49.00
Guess Jeans Jacket, Hooded Chromatic Puffer Jacket, available at Macy’s for $148.00
As the rainy days in Boston increase, I have more reason seek comfy and cute rain gear. The new rain boots I just acquired (to be modeled shortly) made my rainy day trip to Providence yesterday all the more lovely and dapper. I am still seeking a rain coat and some solution to biking in the rain — a canopy being my best solution so far. Hear is some inspiration to keep you happy and dry on rainy days.
LR Rain Bootie, available at Randall for $132
We love toggle buttons. (source: porhomme.com)
Shesunderneaththewater asked: I recently bought the new Taupe Suede Desert Wedges from Toms Shoes and I have no clue what to wear them with (especially now that the weather is getting colder). I usually dress more on the femme side but essentially I’m just a queer hipster/hippie. Do you have any suggestions on how to wear them? Thanks!
Rae says: I’m going to start from the ground up. I love adding unexpected pops of color to a neutral outfit. Try some brightly colored tights, plain khaki chinos that are a little slouchy and rolled up at the ankle, a slim fitted cable knit sweater, and a printed coat to keep you nice and cozy.
Toms Taupe Suede Women’s Desert Wedges, available at Nordstrom for $88.95
Broken-in straight khakis, available at Gap for $49.95 (25% off with the code GAPCHEER until October 14 at 11:59 PM ET)
(Maybe if you can thrift something like this) Ralph Lauren Grey cashmere and wool sweater, available at FarFetch for $271.74
Style Stimulant Coat, available at Modcloth for $57.99