While looking great is always a noble endeavor, there is a point where practicality has to come into play. It is wonderful to have all the coats above and look great while you are heading into work or out to meet friends downtown. However, nobody cares how good you look when you are shoveling the driveway, or climbing Mount Rainier.

This coat can be whatever color you want, go wild, go crazy. Bright orange, lime green, whatever your lady thinks brings out your eyes (if that is bright orange then I want a picture for proof). The idea here is warmth and functionality, you want something waterproof and lined with fur or feathers. Fit . . .if it keeps the wind out and you can do jumping jacks, it fits.

Flash it up- This one isn’t about fashion, but the calmer colors (black, blue, grey) go with more and make it easier to match snow pants and other accessories with. However, no matter what you decide, make sure that you don’t leave with frostbite when you scale that mountain.

So, for all of you that are with me in braving the weather this winter, stay warm and look great doing it. For all of you in San Diego and Miami, I will eventually do a piece on protection from the sun that you can use, but until then, I smite you.