The snowstorm we had on October 29th (!!!) had me scrambling for snow jackets, pants, boots, hats and gloves. I dragged out my old faithful, long, puffer coat and braved the elements. This coat has kept me warm and dry during many blustery, snowy days standing on the train platform and working at events where we have to check in guests outside! I think it still looks as good as new, but my colleagues have been suggesting, lightly, that it may be time to retire it. This is a daunting task and one that requires a lot of research. Besides wanting my new coat to be warm and chic, I have several requirements:
- It must be to my knee or below
- I would like a detachable hood
- An outside chest pocket for my i-Phone and/or MetroCard would be a plus
Right off the bat, some of these coats do not fit the bill but I am willing to check them out in person. If you have a coat that meets my standards, please leave a comment. I am not desperate, but I can see that my current coat may not live forever.