February 25, 2012

Pick Up: Ralph Lauren Quilted Down Coat

Living in Edmonton, I'm always on the lookout for outerwear that can survive the siberian-esque winters. My most recent acquisition was a Ralph Lauren quilted down coat with a detachable shearling collar. The coat also has a detachable hood, adding to its versatility. Other details include a throat latch and ribbed cuffs attached to the inner lining. Since buying it, I've worn it almost every day and have nothing but good things to say about the coat.

February 20, 2012

Pickup: Swims Umbrella

Vancouver has a reputation of being a very rainy city. I was warned that although it may not snow and be -30 in the winter, the weeks of continuous rain with no glimpses of the sun aren't great either. I had never needed an umbrella in Edmonton but after the first few months in Vancouver I decided to get one. From Norwegian brand Swims, this umbrella smoothly opens and closes with the press of a button. So far it has worked well and has felt study. Even more remarkable is that I haven't lost it yet. Gravity Pope carries them in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary.