Alpha Industries CoatThis will be my first winter in New York City and people keep telling me that I need a “heavy winter coat.” This isn’t the easiest item in the world to purchase because they tend to fit in two categories: warm/not fashion friendly and not warm/fashion friendly.

I was in Urban Outfitters the other day and stumbled on this Alpha Industries coat that has a little bit of flavor (style). A few things that stood out immediately:

  • It’s military’ish
  • The blue is a great color
  • Orange accent color provides a nice contrast

The coat had a great fit and I opted to go ahead and purchase it. Unfortunately, the first time I work it the temp was around 30 degrees and the coat didn’t keep me warm. That being said, I returned it and still don’t have a heavy coat.

If you live somewhere where it doesn’t get overly cold or you don’t have to walk around in the cold for extended periods of time, this would probably be a great coat. The wind can be harsh in NYC and it seemed to zip right through this coat.

The Details

Brand: Alpha Industries
Store: Urban Outfitters
Price: $168
Purchase: Click here to buy the coat online

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Here's a better look at the coat.

Written by Ryan
Ryan is a southern guy now living in New York City. From business to casual, his style covers a broad spectrum. He loves a great suit, but also appreciates the freedom of an un-tucked shirt and letting loose. Find him on Twitter at @RyanShell.