|A warm down coat is a necessity during a New York winter.–credit|
Don’t let this mild fall season fool you. Inevitably you will need a winter coat, and a warm one at that. So instead of providing you with a healthy dose of winter denial, we’ll get straight to the point and supply you with a sampling of down jackets capable of helping you survive the New York winter.
Few brands can compete with Canada Goose. The Canadian-born, internationally known brand developed the Thermal Experience Index (TEI) to help you “find the warmth you want for the experience you seek.” TEI ranges from 1-5, 1 being the most lightweight material, and 5 being capable of handling extreme temperatures of -30 degrees F. That should be suitable for handling a winter walk on the High Line. We’ve narrowed down our favorite Canada Goose parkas and one of our top picks is the Kensington Parka.
These jackets will provide you with the warmth of Canada Goose’s best. Tough to compete with, a Canada Goose parka is a lifetime winter companion. Purchase through Canadian retailer, Canadian Icons.
If you can’t quite afford the investment that is a Canada Goose and find yourself looking for an alternative that is rich in history and quality, check out the offerings from New England brand, Penfield. Our personal favorite is the Penfield Keswick Coat, Blue Label edition. This jacket ups the style on the brand’s original Keswick Coat by combining the original 80/20 down fill with a premium Penfield Melton Tweed exterior. If you’re trying to avoid the nylon shine of most down jackets, this is your best bet. Pick up your Penfield at Barney’s NY in SoHo.
|Penfield’s Kenswick coat|
Refuse to sacrifice style or performance? Head to AETHERnyc, the first East Coast retail shop for LA-based brand, Aether Apparel. The brand’s creators hit a wall when attempting to find a cold-weather jacket that was outdoor performance-ready while remaining city- style friendly. Their solution was to create their own label and their own jackets. The Arctic Trench perfectly embodies Aether, built to battle a wintery mix while remaining sleek and flattering.
|Aether’s Arctic Trench|
A good down jacket is well worth the financial investment, but we by no means encourage you to break the bank. This budget-friendly option from Uniqlo will provide you with all the style and quality you’ll need for winter in NYC. The Women No Stitch Down Coat defines the waist and adds an added sophistication by hiding the stitching and zipper. At a fantastic price of $99.90, you’ll be able to escape the cold altogether with a sunny weekend getaway.
This post was sponsored by Canadian Icons.