I think provided they have an absence of fur and puffing (which add a 'ghetto' element) parkas can look very sexy indeed. Especially when worn with something unexpected, like an LBD or a cocktail dress.
And to whomever said parkas and opaque tights? What a team!!!
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i wouldn't even have known some of the jackets pictured here were considered parkas, when i used to have one it was always about army green and that general army reference .... no fur.
Yeah, that's what I thought!
The puffy jackets with the fur are just winter jackets to me. Parka: green army store coat. And wow to that woman from the article being surprised that she looked silly a) wearing something that was not her style but trendy b) a fluffy jacket with heels and a pretty dress to tea drinking. I mean, really. I can be a fashion editor too then.
These have been around for ages year now in my city .... in fact i dont think they ever went away .. so i just take it for granted ill be wearing one most years.. so comfy and warm i like them .. not the shiney ones though .. and they have to been karki green or grey. They are almost like a classic basic now really :P I have a new parka atm .. minus the fur .. so is it still a parka ?? but i love it so ... so comfy
Usually I try to get away with wearing a simple wool coat with a scarf and gloves but sometimes I have no choice but to bust out the parka! January is the worst as the temperature can sometimes drop to -40C (and the wind makes it feel more like -55C) so out comes the parka and the mitts, the heavy knit toques and scarves, wool socks, and thermal underwear. Sexy
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OMG...who says Carine doesn't look amazing in that coat? She's modeling the best way to wear a parka-as-a-style-piece: with a sexy outfit underneath. A parka in the City screams for sky-high heels and a healthy dose of confidence. Of course her's is super high-end (...is it bad that I love fur?) but the one from Wikipedia is also pretty sweet in an old school way.
If your mum, like mine, lives somewhere in the mid-west, try to steal her's when you're home at Thanksgiving. Maybe the drycleaner can get out that horsey/barn smell? (grin)
During Fashion Week, the Daily ran a piece where the raided Andrea Linett's closet (Lucky's Creative Director). She had a green army jacket that she'd lined with fur. Sexy!!! A nice alternative to a parka...
I don't even consider some of the things posted Parkas, they're just puffer jackets with a fur trim to me.
I always thought Parkas are heavily lined canvas jackets while puffers are down-filled nylon jackets.
And Carine Roitfeld looks good in her jacket but I don't think bare legs are an option once it's around 2°C here
Anyways, I don't really mind the parka but again it's a staple around here rather than a trend.
Anyone jumping on the anorak wagon this spring? I was a bit unsure about this trend, but on the weekend i saw a really nice anorak from the Gap and now i really want one.
I'll try to find some nice pictures.
i used to swim, and swimmer definately love their parkas
ours were plain black on the outside, furry on in the inside, hooded, and very long:goes to below the knee (kind of like those norma kamali sleeping bag coats)
somehow, seeing the pics of shorter parkas, it doesn't have the same feel...
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