Coats and their various seasons
Coats are an extremely important part of any wardrobe and something that can make or break your outfit. Wear the right jacket and you will be feeling great in terms of comfort and quality but where the wrong one and you won’t feel good and even get ill. So how should you choose your coat? What does it come down to in terms of size, type, and what it will be used for? Well Appleseeds has the perfect perspective for customers as they supply a Coat Buying Guide which will help you make the right choice when purchasing your coat. There are three different methods for choosing a coat described by Appleseeds as type of fabric, types of Insulation, and what will it be used for. If you purchase the right one and the coat is taken care of it can be a fantastic investment that can last customers a lifetime. So lets start by finding the right coat for you! :
Types of Fabric
Coats offer two types of fabrics including wool and microfleece, both of which different types of products for customers.
Wool jackets for women have many positives including flame retardant, shape retention, resistance to static, drapability, etc. The wool jacket is used all year round but mostly in colder temperatures. The most common place where wool is found is winter jackets, men’s suits, pants hat, and insulation layers. The insulation layer refers to the fact that with a wool jacket customers have a layer which is next to the skin and therefore regulates and maintains body temperature. A perfect example for this would be a Boiled Wool Jacket
Microfleece provides the warmth for all different conditions. The fabric of the jacket is extremely lightweight and well insulated. The material dries much quicker than wool weighs much less in comparison to wool. The one issue the jackets have according to customers is they are wind penetrate able and are not as compactable compared to other fabrics. There are also three different types of types of microfleece including lightweight, mid-weight or expedition weight. Lightweight is the perfect weight for aerobic or mild temperatures, mid-weight is for moderate activity and expedition weight is for extremely cold temperatures and climates.
Types of Insulation
Known as nature’s best insulator it is the warmest for the least amount of weight. The one issue with this is don’t get it wet!
Created to withstand light moisture but it is unable to get soaked.
Very reliable traditional material but does not perform as well as Down.
This is a great piece of layering but is usually is used as a middle layer but can be used as an outside layer.
What will the jacket be used for?
How will you exactly use the jacket? How many zippers will you use and would it bother the customer if the jacket did not fully zip up? The fit is also another important aspect as you must determine how it fits. You should try different sizes in order to test what is best and decided if you would like a hood or not. Hoods also define what jacket you would like to have as hoods are only available on certain jackets.