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Winter Coats in Summer Colors: White
Designers combat the waning light with warm, white outerwear
by CH Editors
on 16 October 2012

With winter approaching in much of the world, hordes of city-dwellers join the mass of black overcoats to get through the darker months. However many designers seem to be holding on to summer, packing their jackets with just as much warmth, but in soft colors completely unexpected for the winter. Each day this week we present our picks in a different shade, and today's picks in winter white fight against the dwindling daylight.

Nigel Cabourn Cameraman Jacket

Nigel Cabourn's two-tone coat is made with a mackintosh upper and linen bottom for variable weather conditions. The Scottish-made Cameraman Jacket takes a cue from Wilfrid Noyce's jacket worn during the 1953 Everest Expedition alongside Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The outerwear piece is the label's flagship jacket, featuring both hook and button closures, a drawstring hood and four flap pockets with side entry.

Patagonia Pelage Coat

Patagonia's reliable fleece line gets a vintage-inspired addition with the Pelage Coat. The slightly dressier sport option features a 3/4 length and asymmetrical closure. Designed to be windproof, the lining is made from recycled polyester treated with Deluge DWR water repellant to curb airflow, while a thick collar and warming pockets protect vulnerable extremities from chilly gusts.

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