Sure, we are far from the runways of Paris. But that doesn’t mean we’re not concerned with fashion, whatever the season. And in winter, staying warm still has to be an important part of the fashion equation.
Admittedly, as I’ve written several times recently, the weather has been very easy to take lately. I did wear my green ski jacket a few times late last year, when the temperatures were fairly bitter. But more recently (January and part of February), I’ve tended to wear a dark Paul & Shark jacket that’s somewhat more dressy. And lately, I’ve been able to get by with just a lightweight jacket. Yesterday afternoon was so warm that I had to take off the jacket while I was in front of the house, splitting wood for our fireplace, and just worked in my shirtsleeves.
Still, some residents of our area don’t have the luxury of changing all the time; they have to make sure that they have the right winter coat that will carry them through the season, whether it’s seriously frigid or relatively mild. I thought you’d like to see a couple of samples.
First, here’s one in a rich brown. My wife Jan, one of this blog’s official photojournalists, took the photo this morning at a small farm right next to the spa where we take our aquagym (water aerobics) classes:
Then, late this afternoon, the weather was so nice that we went for a long drive, stopping in Prats-du- Périgord for a coffee, then continuing over hill and down dale to the hamlet of Besse, and back to Daglan. But on the hill down towards St Pompon, we spotted this other striking example of a winter coat, in a flattering light colour. See what you think:
Finally, this close-up allows you to see some of the detailing. Nice, eh?