You can only wear so many dark-colored jackets (like the ubiquitous black peacoat), so this is a welcome change from the expected. 100% nylon repels those snowflakes and works for impromptu snowball sessions, but it also works for line-waiting prior to night clubbing. Sporty guys who wear 4X are going to be pleased: it’s only available in that size now, but it’s a good buy. Copper pinstripes and snap details. [$174 at emoda]