These are good on their own on temperate days, and even better layered—over a hoodie, say, or under a puffer. This one is so pleasingly graphic, and you can’t tell it’s a plaid until you look closely, which is cool.
This quilted number looks nice and warm and kind of Barbour-ish.
I really like the barely-there camo print here, and the cozy fleece lining.
The longer length here is good for those of us who always require butt coverage.
A super-spiff version from Banana Republic.
This fleece comes in a few good colors, but of course I’m partial to this poppy yellow.
A nice oversized version in a lovely light brown.
Such a chic (and slightly splurgy) houndstooth jacket.
I often like red and black together, but not when the red is too bright—so I especially like how it looks here.
An under-$50 option in elegant camel.
And finally: I dig the fuzzy texture here.
These are great, but I will leave a warning…I went into an Everlane store here in D.C. after seeing the plaid coat at the top, and it is TINY. Like short, and not jacket-like at all. It made me think the model was super short or something, or wearing the largest size possible. It wasn’t oversized AT ALL. Just a fair warning…I was going to buy it online and then saw in person, no go…
Thank you for not calling them “shackets”, a term I loathe and cannot get behind.
These are outstanding. I’m a big lover of shirt jackets since we can wear them so often in the area of Texas where I live. I saw a woman (always dressed beautifully) in my building wearing the first one from Everlane just the other day and she looked smashing (and she was just taking some stuff out to the recycling bin). And this next bit is off topic so feel free to skip, but things are happening rapidly in Texas that are not good. The county above mine (Williamson) has just denied $14 million dollars in CARE funds from the Round Rock and Leander school districts over “X-rated books” which includes The Handmaid’s Tale and Red at the Bone and The Lottery. There are eleven books in all. One school board member (a female) described these books as “smut.” All of this information comes from our local NPR station––KUT Austin. This kind of thing scares the bejesus out of me.
cw, I sympathize – although I haven’t read “Red at the Bone,” I’ve read the other two. Is it that someone wants to ban them from the library, or do they not want them to be assigned reading? (To me there’s a difference. Possibly, a tiny difference. Well it really depends.) It seems to me that many minors are reading much scarier things already, so, I certainly don’t think they should be taken out of libraries. From where I sit, there is a good bit of crazy on the left too. Much of it on both sides I think is misplaced anxiety from the virus. It is a bummer that we can’t discuss things calmly.
On second though, I think those two are fine as assigned reading too. Really young people today are reading much worse things in the paper. Maybe we should have a special news service for them. What if they all went out on strike??!! Then we’d be in a pickle.
It should scare the bejesus out of ALL of us, CW! But don’t just be scared – call your legislators and let them know how you feel. Hell, call Texas legislators!
The school boards are the latest front in the culture wars. We had an attack from the right in our local election – the new candidates had no platform other than “education restoration” on their signs. We have a top notch school district, so “restoration” was a curious word. They lost, thankfully. I pay so much more attention now to the down ballot candidates. Our school board meetings used to be about budgets, and now are fights about masking and curriculum (heaven forbid we want to teach our students actual history). Sorry to jump on the rant train. I love shirt jackets and have a beautiful one from Aritzia in pale blue.
Down ballot candidates seem to be one of the keys––at least in Texas elections. It’s one of those things that super conservatives are really good (and patient) at hammering away with and one of those things that liberals are slow to move toward.
So how does one fight this? Those that are in a state that is doing this, and those that are from other states?How to support librarians ?
Elizabeth, the American Library Association (ala.org) has a whole section on how to help. I tried logging on this morning to see what specifics they recommend, but the entire site was off line. hmm….
I dig that under-$50 option. Meanwhile, it’s a perverse gratitude I feel, CW, getting to be distracted from holiday stresses by thinking about Texas school board stuff. Q.Morgendorffer taught in Texas and his best friend still does. My own conservative parochial school in Louisiana was unusual in three major respects: parents were not allowed to discuss standardized test scores/emphasize grades with their children, the curriculum was based on students’ reading interests, and we had sex ed every year. So, I am horrified and fascinated by that particular book ban. Calling those books, “smut”, suggests poor literacy both in reading and sexuality. During the free Bible study period, it was normal for my male classmates to look up all the mentions of breasts in Song of Solomon/Song of Songs. (I still don’t know how breasts can be like gazelles…) I know that my male classmates, with all their Old Testament boob searches, would never in a million years mistake an Atwood novel for smut. (I realize there are authors like Miller, Nin, and Rabelais who blur partition lines set up by kinky Victorian bowdlerizers–if you think chair legs need to be hidden, you are a special kind of kinky–but those authors’ works never show up in grade school libraries.) Side note: perhaps the fetish of those Victorians who felt compelled to cover up furniture legs could be called, no-Ikea-kinky.
From animals.mom.com: “Gazelles have developed an unusual means of avoiding predation called stotting. This is a stereotypical stiff-limbed movement where the gazelle appears to bounce around.”
Boobs bounce. Maybe that’s it?
Also love these. So popular on the East Coast but I feel the flannel iterations skew young. I am hoping I can pull it off.