Winter is the coat season. The coat is the one garment we wear all the time in this season. But how to choose the best winter coat for you and what misconceptions do we often have on the subject?
TO KEEP YOU WARM, A COAT NEEDS TO BE THICK
WRONG. You can have a thick coat and still feel cold. What makes a coat warm is not so much the thickness of it as the material in which it is made. Commercial coats are often made of cotton or polyamide or acrylic. These are materials that do not keep hot. In addition, above 30% synthetic material, there is a good chance that you are cold.
To stay warm, it is better to use coats with a minimum of 70% wool. Wool is an insulating material that retains heat. Our Passion coat in 100% wool may appear thin. However, since it is made entirely of wool, it is surprisingly warm. It surprised more than one. And it is this wool that keeps a fine and elegant cut.
You don’t have to look like a tubby snowman to be warm in your coat in winter.
YOU NEED TO BUY A NEW COAT EVERY YEAR
WRONG. A good quality coat can last for years and years. You just need to ventilate it each time you are no longer wearing by putting it on a hanger. And at the end of each season, take it to an ecological laundry to have it cleaned. Proper maintenance will allow your coat to extend its lifespan.
Nothing prevents you from having several coats of good quality and to alternate. Thus, you will never tire of your coats and they will last even longer.
IT DOESN’T MATTER IF YOUR COAT DOESN’T LOOK GOOD ON YOU SINCE YOU REMOVE IT AS SOON AS YOU ENTER SOMEWHERE.
WRONG. The coat is the first piece we see on you in winter. And it says a lot about your personality. In addition, if you meet an important person on the street, having a beautiful coat in which you are highlighted will help you to be confident in front of this person.
In addition, if a beautiful coat can add a lot of style and look to a simple outfit. So choose it carefully.
WOOL IS ITCHY
RIGHT AND WRONG. Yes, wool can be itchy. But nowadays, wool treatments have improved a lot and wollen fabrics are now much softer than before. In addition, winter coats are often lined, which means that the wool is not in direct contact with your skin.
WEARING WOOL COATS ENCOURAGE ANIMAL CRUELTY
RIGHT. Yes, wool is an animal and not a vegan material. However, be aware that sheep need to be shorn, especially in summer, for health and hygiene reasons. The fleece grows back and in good breeding, the sheep is not roughed up. Indeed, in some farms, especially when you want an inexpensive wool, there are chances that the sheep are treated less well during shearing. This is why it is important to choose your coats from brands that have a concern for transparency and a desire for sustainable development.
A COAT IS EXPENSIVE
RIGHT AND WRONG. A coat is obviously more expensive than other pieces of the wardrobe. And this is easily explained: a coat requires more materials and more time to make. However, a good coat can be kept for much longer. Also, if you make the ratio time – investment you will see that per year, if you take quality into account, the cost of a good coat is not so high.
IF I AM PETITE/ SHORT. I SHOULD AVOID WEARING LONG OR THREE QUARTER COAT
WRONG. When you are Petite, you can still wear a long coat or a three-quarter coat. On the other hand, for it not to make you look shorter, the coat needs to be adapted to your size.
In other words, the design, volume, length of the sleeves or the general length of the coat need to be thought for a Petite woman.
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