I don’t think I have ever posted about fashion or clothing before. It’s not that I don’t like or appreciate fashion, and the sartorial stylings of the well dressed. For some reason, I just never have. That however changes this morning. I am about to get all fashionista about a raincoat.
Back at the beginning of April I purchased a raincoat to take with me on the trip to France around the first of May. I had been checking the weather, and things looked like a typical Parisian spring. In other words the possibility of the land of perpetual mist. I figured a black raincoat would come in handy. I could wear it over a sport coat if I needed, and it was black so the citizens of Paris would approve. When I started shopping I had no Idea what I was going to get. I knew I wanted a tailored jacket that wasn’t to long, and it had to be versatile. During a random visit to Halls Crown Center in Kansas City, I found what might be a perfect all-weather jacket.
While browsing in the men’s department, I happened to spot a number of Calvin Klein raincoats hanging by the register in the suit department and I decided to check them out. I think this is possibly one of the best clothing purchase decisions I have made in a long time. This raincoat is outstanding, and as winter approaches, it is going to see a lot of use.
The Jacket has a modern, tailored profile and is constructed from a bonded polyester shell. This raincoat is a cool compact option that I can use as an everyday jacket, or as a fantastic raincoat.Last night while walking the dogs in the deluge that was engulfing Kansas City, this coat was amazing. It kept me dry, and warm. Earlier in the evening I wore it over a sport coat, and it fit great. The thing is so well-built, it has a zip out lining, tons of inner pockets, it’s just solid all the way around. And you don’t look like some trench coat geek when you are wearing it, which is a definite plus. (no offense trench coat fans.)
This coat set me back over 200 bucks, even with my Halls discount, but the investment was worth it. This is the kind of thing you buy and keep for the next 10 years. It’ll never go out of style, and it is so well made it is never going to fall apart. My only complaint, the outer shell attracts Cosmo’s dog hair like a super magnet.
If you are interested in picking one of these up, Macy’s has them on sale for $199.00 marked down for Veteran’s Day from the original $375.00 price.