Uncle Otis’ Parka Guide | FW18

Uncle Otis’ Parka Guide | FW18
November 29, 2018 Uncle Otis

While the cold embrace of the winter is in different stages based on your home, it’s full effect will be felt soon. With that in mind, FW18 has presented a number of jacket options for the sake of cold weather comfort. This post will highlight the options that are at your disposal.

Canada Goose Black Label adds subtle structural details and slimmer silhouettes to some of their most popular jackets from the mainline. As it’s name suggests this higher tier line features subtle black on black patches, while some forgo the patch all together for a clean, branding design. The Windemere provides more coverage as it falls just above your knee. Geometric finishing touches on the front provide four snap pockets and two lined hand-warming pockets. One of the wider cuts in the Black Label line, this one will easily fit over your work wardrobe, and not look out of place when getting into the boardroom.

If length isn’t a major concern, one of Canada Goose’s bomber styles like the Maitland might fit the bill. Similar pocket styles to the Windermere, it has a slightly longer tail as to provide coverage when sitting but is cut at waist length. A side zip allows easy access to your base layer and makes prolonged sitting comfortable without undoing the front zip. Canada Goose are made in Canada, and their fill power varies slightly from model to model.

Hailing from Japan, F/CE’s parkas work as well on the city streets as the mountains surrounding it. Inspired by classic Military pieces like the US Naval N3B Parka, their down-filled winter jackets are tried and true. They use a unique 2 way stretch that moves freely as you wish, even on days you’ve got bigger layers underneath. The material is wind and water repellant, ensuring you’re all set no matter the forecast. Both the N3B and the Bomber have an elasticized bottom hem to prevent wind from blowing up your jacket.

New this season to Uncle Otis is The North Face Black Box line. With a step away from the necessities of sub-zero mountain ascensions and one toward protecting the average person on their daily commutes, the Black Box line is simplified versions of classic North Face silhouettes. Perhaps the most recognizable Jacket The North FAce produces, the Nupste gets a loud all over print to make it pop. Packed with 700 fill power, you’ll be cozy in frigid temperatures.

Finding the right jacket to keep yourself warm is a tough task, if you’re wondering what’s best for you come visit us. A parka like these are an investment into your well being as much as your style.