What to consider when buying a new winter jacket

New Old Winter Jacket

{ Winter Jacket: Svilu, Sweater: Reformation, Scarf: Old, Sunglasses: RayBan }

I got this winter jacket by Svilu in September and it’s finally cold enough for me to wear it. I purchased it from the London based webshop The Acey (if you don’t already know it, I’d definitely recommend you swing by, they carry so many beautiful consciously made brands), so that’s what makes it new. But the jacket is actually from Svilu’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection and I’ve had my eye on it ever since I first came across it on the Acey two years ago. I just kept going back and forth on whether I should get it or not.

New Old Winter Jacket

{ Jumpsuit worn as pants: Ekyog, Shoes: Veja }

Is it a classic winter jacket?

I do have quite a few winter jackets and you can only wear one at a time, right? But then again, every year for four-five months my outerwear is what most people will see and it’s nice if it’s not always the same thing. And I have to admit I’ve been looking for a classic camel coloured jacket for the majority of my fashion interested life. I wondered whether this was it or I would be sick of it quite quickly, but as I was still in love with it two years after I first saw it, I think it’s safe to say it’s a classic in my opinion.

Would it be the right fit and colour?

When buying online you can never be quite sure about the fit and in this case, I especially wondered whether the colour was right or not. Finding the right shade of camel has proven to be quite a struggle for me. Either it was too dark, too light or just too brown-ish, and so far, I hadn’t been able to find any that really worked with my skin tone.

Would it work with the rest of my wardrobe?

Having owned mainly grey or black jackets for as long as I can remember I also wondered whether it would work with the rest of my wardrobe; but then again, camel is kind of a basic colour, right?

How much would I be willing to pay?

I think the main hurdle was the price tag. It first retailed at £600, which is not an unfair price for a good quality, consciously made jacket, and I kept going back and forth on the fact that it would be an investment and hopefully a piece that would be in my wardrobe for many winters to come. However, I still felt it was quite a heavy price tag for my budget.

So, for the past two years I’ve regularly swung by The Acey to check whether it was still there. Contemplating whether I should get it or not. And then it went on sale and I realised I would even be able to return it for free if it turned out to be the wrong fit or colour, so I got it. And it’s perfect! Now, I kind of wish I’d gotten it when I first saw it so I could have used it for the past two winters as well, but then I’m also pretty stoked about not paying full price. Either way, It’s here and I’m so happy about it.

What do you look for when buying winter jackets?

New Old Winter Jacket

New Old Winter Jacket

What to consider when buying a new winter jacket

What to consider when buying a new winter jacket


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