Monday, February 1, 2010
When it comes to popular culture, I think I'm losing my grip on the difference between what's hot in Paris and what's just the new thing all over. It's been 13 months since I last stepped on American soil and it will be another 6 before I get back there for a visit. So forgive me if the streets of New York, Washington, and Chicago are full of these jackets.
Seinfeld had the puffy shirt but Paris has the puffy coat. These shiny black jackets with the fur trimmed hoods are very popular here with both men and women. They pair best with holey jeans, boots, sunglasses, and lots of hair gel for the guys or long stringy hair for the gals. You can pay anywhere from 100 to 800 euros (that's $1,200!) for one depending upon the brand. I guess they are warm but I find them incredibly ugly. For those who've got the dough and like the look, there's still plenty of winter left to get puffy.