- Red winter sport coat WITH...
- Black fleece lining (can be worn as fleece jacket)
- Navy dry-tech running jacket with hood
- Black wool peacoat
- Navy blazer
- denim "jean" jacket
- purple short sleeve Thai silk blazer
- gold 3/4 sleeve Thai silk blazer
Total of 8 pieces of outerwear, although I'm not counting heavier sweatshirts even though I probably should.
3 blazers? Arrg. The navy one is a recent thrift store purchase. It's styled to fit boys so I figured my sons might eventually use it and since I paid less than a dollar for it, I'm not worried about over-washing or wearing it out. These Thai silk suits are becoming a nuisance! I don't wear them very frequently and I could probably justify owning one...but two is starting to feel like a drag.
Mr A voted that I get rid of the jean jacket. Granted, I've had it since 1998, but it's a classic that never goes out of style (at least not in my mind) and I like it. And I wear it. Case closed.
This Columbia jacket is so multi-functional that I can barely fathom the idea of life without it. I think it's supposed to be a raincoat, too but I always feel damp when I wear it in anything heavier than a drizzle. Oh well, I love the functionality of the layers. The black fleece lining is a perfect casual coat and can also serve the same purpose as a sweatshirt, which has allowed me to let go of all but one of those.
The running jacket is light and keeps the sun off my arms/keeps me warm in higher elevation weather conditions. I don't love it, but it's only for working out.
I just got this peacoat on Ebay. What?! Buying things in the middle of downsizing?!
The logic was that I didn't have any dressier coats. I was also attracted to the fact that its 100% wool.
Surprisingly, I don't think I'm missing any outerwear pieces (assuming the peacoat works out). I would even like to shave it down but am having a hard time deciding where that would happen. Blazers seems like an obvious place to start but until I get over my attachment to those suits, I'll just have to deal.