Best Bet: Spiewak’s Fur-Trimmed Parka


After an unseasonably warm October, this week's dip into the forties feels cruelly frigid. Spiewak's new fur-trimmed parka keeps you toasty without sacrificing shape. The olive brushed cotton and toggle fasteners give the style a dressed-down look, while the (detachable) fur trim and cinched waist save you from reverting back to the bloblike winter coats of your youth. The parka's surprisingly warm Thinsulate lining offers a slimmer alternative to down puffers. It also comes in basic black, for those ready to overthrow the military trend.

Spiewak McElroy Parka, $195 at Alter 140.