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How to Feel Warm in Your Coat

Other than looking great in it, feeling warm and comfortable in your coat is the most important requirement when designing your coat.

So let's have a look at the elements that make you feel warm, and which choices you should make about your coat to achieve it. Feeling warm when being outside comes from two effects:

1.) Keeping the warmth that your body radiates from escaping

2,) Blocking wind and rain from cooling your body down

While the second one is solely the responsibility of your coat as it is the outmost layer, the first one is best achieved when all your clothes work together.

1.) Keeping the warmth that your body radiates from escaping

Some may believe that It is the fabrics of your clothing becoming warm from your body and staying this way, but in fact it is the layers of air that get heated up and are kept from escaping. To create these warm air pockets, wear multiple layers which can "trap" the air to keep you warm.

But we don't want to focus on what you wear below your coat, so what does this mean for you when you design your coat?

A.) Don't design your coat too tight, so that it presses all your clothes tightly to your body, unless you want to put vanity over warmth. A little bit of air between the different layers actually helps you stay warmer.

B.) A two layered coat, for example our all season coat with inset gilet, will insulate you even better than a normal single layered winter coat.

C.) A coat made of pure wool provides even better insulation than a coat made of a wool blend. This is due to the natural ability of wool to react to fluctuations in your body temperature. This ability comes from tiny pockets of air within the fibres which circulate heat.

2.) Blocking wind and rain from cooling your body down

Pure wool as well as quality wool blends (two fabric types The Tailor Network uses for its coats), both provide excellent protection against wind and rain.

Some people are concerned about the ability of wool to protect against the rain since wool, other than pure synthetic fibres, absorbs water. But wool has an amazing combination of features which make sure that wool protects you from wetness even when it gets soaked from the outside.

Through the crimps in its fibres wool is also able to wick away moisture from the inside of your coat, preventing you from sweating too much. Unfortunately this ability is often hindered in winter coats by the insulating filling layer.

Our in-person design sessions are free, and you are not committing to anything.

We will discuss your ideas and preferences, walk you through the styles, fabrics,

and all the finishing touches - and work with you to design the perfect coat.


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