Favourite Friday #1.5: Bonus Item that I totally forgot about
Hey guys, you might have noticed the lack of bonus item in my Favourite Friday post from yesterday. I am here to rectify that this evening.
If any of you have been following North American weather patterns for the last week you may have noticed that Calgary got shit on and we received a whopping 12 cm off heavy, wet snow which ruined nearly half of our trees and nearly caused me to lose my life while walking twenty feet from the train to my university. So, my favourite bonus item this week was my winter coat.
I am not in a position to photograph my winter coat just now, but you’ll see a selfie with it later this winter, I promise. My winter coat looks very similar to this one, except that mine is an ultramarine colour.
My coat is called a “janker” (pronounced “yah-ng-ka”) which is a traditional Austrian boiled wool coat. The company Geiger makes both traditional ones and modern ones, the latter of which my coat is classified as. Being 1/4 Austrian, I like connecting to this portion of my heritage a little bit while still being practical. You can only wear so many dirndls before people start asking questions.
I really like this jacket because it’s really warm but the fabric is actually really thin. The boiled wool captures all of your body heat and keeps it close to your body, so I feel comfortable wearing this coat into -20*C or so before I think about switching to my other coat. Of course, at that temperature I’m also wearing a sweater over a shirt (so a cardigan, usually), a scarf, hat, gloves, etc. So I’m not just throwing this on over a t-shirt.
Geiger Janker’s are not cheap. If I bought mine regular price, I would be in debt for months. If you live in Calgary or can come to Calgary to purchase a beautiful coat, go to Kimberley’s on MacLeod Trail, she sells Geiger at a massive discount all year long, usually pushing 30-50% for most of the year but around holidays it can go to 80-90% off, which is how I got mine.
Sorry about the mix-up with forgetting this and stuff, I wrote the Favourite Friday post while I was waiting for a class to start so I was trying to finish before my lecture started :P I hope you guys liked the amendment, and I’ll be back with another (complete) Favourite Friday next Friday!