It's here, the good autumn weather is getting further and further away and and the cold is settling in in our daily life, we say goodbye to the beautiful colors, the red tones of last season to welcome the icy cold and the ice. Well, after all, winter also has its charm (even if it freezes our fingers at the slightest foot outside), so no reason to sulk. ❄️
By the way, considering the freezing temperatures that are coming, which team are you from? The one that hibernating or the one who facing the cold ? If you are team number 2, we have a second question for you: are you more of a comfort team or a no matter what style?
In any case, if the arrival of winter makes a lot of talk (and leads to repeated complaints against the cold) it imposes one thing above all: the purchase of a coat. Ah the coats... What a story every year when it comes to having to buy this essential element of the winter wardrobe. Between the fashionistas and the followers of comfort and the warmththere are several schools of thought on the subject.
The important thing is to find a coat in which you feel comfortable, in which you can go as much to adventure in the mountains, at the beach or in the country, as well as to gambol in the streets of the city. What if it was time to explore the key elements of a comfortable, warm, practical AND stylish coat?
Choosing the right cut for your coat
Choosing the cut or style of your coat can be a tedious task. Nevertheless, it is not to be neglected! There are a lot of different coats: from parkasparkas down jacketsThere are a lot of different coats: parkas, down jackets, quilted jackets, wool coats, long, short, rather classy or rather comfortable (sometimes, they easily combine both). There are some that are more adapted to adventures and others for a for a more quiet daily life. Of course, you will not necessarily choose the same type of coat if you want to go hiking or if you want to buy one to go to the office every day! Although... There may be some coats that do the trick for both.
The best allies against the cold on a daily basis and whatever the situation are the parkas and down jackets. These coats are ideal because they are both practical and warm, while being stylish. On top of that, they leave you free to move.
If you are a little less chilly than average or simply more comfortable when you are not all bundled up, you are surely a fan of sleeveless down jackets. Very popular, they are, it is true, very practical when it comes to dressing without headaches. Few people like to be tight in the shoulders and even less in the arms when they wear their coat, so the sleeveless down jackets are often the solution!
A good coat should be warm
This may seem like an obvious detail, but how do you choose a coat that is warm ?
Generally, we turn to wool, but when it comes to parkas or down jacketsBut when it comes to parkas or down jackets, it's not the first component that comes to mind. Several solutions are adopted to keep you warm in your coat, starting with the fleece.
We all know that fleece is ideal to feel warm, who does not have in his closet a good sweater or a good fleece jacket ? So, to keep this comfort that we like so much, the parkas can be lined with an ultra-warm fleece layer, without weighing down the coat itself. This is the perfect compromise between comfort and warmth!
Find your Pompidou parka
Concerning the down jacketsit is the padding that is interesting to look at: it must be warm (thanks Sherlock), but also resistant and insulating. This is the case of the Dupont Sorona fiber that fills our different down jackets (reversible and sleeveless). Resistant and environmentally friendlyThis fiber is an alternative to feathers and has a longer life span and superior quality!
Eco-responsibility and the choice of materials are important in this respect. At Flotte, we opt for materials that respect the environment while being just as (or even more) efficient than the usual materials. Moreover, the polyester that makes up our coats is also a recycled polyester (the rPET), made from the from the recycling of plastic bottles.
A warm coat but not only
The most when choosing a coat is the extra features that we don't necessarily expect from it. Yes, we want our coat to be warm above all, but what could be better than a coat multifunctional coat ?
Winter means cold, but winter also means wind, rain, fog, and even snow ! ☃️ And to deal with all of this weather, as diverse as it is, parkas and down jackets are the perfect coats. Why? Because they often have the advantage of being waterproof and windproofIn other words: they have the important and essential details of a good coat to face all weather conditions!
Find all our warm and waterproof coats on our site 🌈