Winter Coats in Summer Colors: Blue

Designers keep summer alive with bold blue

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With winter approaching in much of the world, hordes of city-dwellers join the mass of black and neutral-hued 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 bright colors completely unexpected for the winter. Each day this week we present our picks in a different shade, and today’s picks are all about fighting winter’s doldrums with bright blues.

Garbstore Langdale Parka

Made in an energizing, cobalt blue Japanese twill, the Garbstore’s Langdale parka is the perfect coat to transition you from fall to winter. Classically cut, the parka is lined in a red jersey and detailed with leather toggles and button-down bearer map pockets. We were especially drawn to the lined hood and small details like the hidden internal pocket.

Comme des Garçons Oversized Blue Jacket

Part of their playfully oversized Fall/Winter 2012 outerwear collection, Comme des Garçons’ bright blue overcoat is sure to make an impact on the streets. A riff on a classic peacoat, this jacket is built around a blown-out A-line silhouette with an exaggerated collar and oversized bell-shaped sleeves. Made with thick, technicolor blue wool, one can delight in the coat’s expert tailoring and subtle details like the gloriously unfinished hem.