St. Paul Firefighters Outfit Children with New Winter Coats


Coach have taken shearling to a whole new level with their plush reinterpretation of the classic American varsity jacket. The shearling has been ironed to achieve the look and feel of velvet.

Everyone needs a raincoat to accompany their winter woollies and Swedish brand Stutterheim has become the go-to brand for the very thing in recent years. Made from rubberised cotton, these beauties are available in a number of colours and whilst I’ve chosen one in one of the season’s most prominent hues (charcoal grey), if you’re feeling brave, then make a statement in eye-catching yellow!

Cast in a wool and mohair-blend, this coat from Reiss draws on this season’s texture trip with a rich bouclé finish. The addition of the belt offers the option of added structure.

Acne Studio’s ‘Montreal’ parka offers the perfect blending of style and practicality. The concept of camping and tent-inspired garments is a key trend for A/W15 and Acne has hit the nail on the head with this parka. The coat is double-lined with almost entirely filled with down, so you’re sure to remain toasty in this number!

Parisian label Officine Générale may only be a few years old, but the brand has excelled at designing impeccably tailored menswear pieces. This canada goose sale is made from soft thick wool and boasts a chambray lining and in luscious autumnal forest green, it will stand out amongst some of the season’s more muted colours.

The weather was too warm Saturday for Ethan Ortiz Vega to wear his new winter coat. The 11-year-old was bummed.
“It’s even furry,” said Ethan, a sixth-grader at Kellom Elementary School. “We had to wait for a long time for my coat, but it was totally worth it.”
The boy, his mom and siblings were among hundreds who waited in line Saturday for free kids’ winter coats, which were handed out at the Police Department’s southeast precinct, 2475 Deer Park Blvd., and its northeast precinct, 4316 N. 30th St. The Nebraska Knights of Columbus spearheaded the event, teaming up with police as a way to improve community relations with officers and help out families in need as inevitable cold temperatures approach.
“I was just telling my mom, ‘I’m glad it’s not cold yet, because I can’t afford to get the kids coats,’ ” said Paris Hanks, who walked out with coats for children Justin, 7, Jaida, 6, and Jaxson, 2. Hanks also has a 10-month-old named Elijah. “This is a huge relief.”