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Published on November 13th, 2015 | by Celina


Stay Warm And Dry With The Victorinox Elfenbein Coat

It’s not a surprise that among your winter coats, the one you reserve for bleak rainy days is probably your least favorite. The functional raincoat or waterproof trench can make the difference between an unbelievably miserable commute to work and just another day. But the majority are available in uninspired cuts, gaudy glossy materials, and often very bright juvenile colors. But, Victorinox’s newest addition to rainwear is definitely changing the scene, introducing a jacket so cool, so sophisticated, and so beautiful, that we’d wear it any day.

Victorinox, known for their iconic Swiss Army Knife, recently found a home for it’s New York flagship shop within a historic firehouse in Soho. The store is a clever museum of Victorinox history melded into the vintage firemen’s gear that is representative of the location. Now in its fourth generation, Victorinox has expanded beyond the staple Swiss army knife into many diverse products, including a luxury quality cologne, a range of kitchen cutlery and even an apparel collection. In the past, we’ve reviewed many Victorinox products including luggage and backpacks and even watches. We’ve loved using Victorinox’s products and this one is no different.

The Elfenbein Bonded Wool Coat is a water-repellent coat that makes a perfect addition to a classic wardrobe. Reminiscent of a fisherman’s jacket with it’s rubber toggle and drawstring, the coat features a 6 button double breasted front fastening. With an oxford nylon shoulder and the warm knee length, you’ll feel invincible in even the most blustery of storms. The fiber breakdown is 60% Wool and 40% Poly, ensuring that you will stay very warm. We’re in love with the streamlined feminine cut that is both flattering and breathable. This coat works for both dress-up for work and dress-up for weekend brunch. There is a substantial hood large enough to make an umbrella unnecessary in light rain. And the interior security pockets keep our metro card and phone nice and dry.

Currently only available in white, this piece might get a bit dirty on the city streets but we’re hopeful we’ll see some new colors introduced in the future. Finally, Victorinox introduced a waterproof jacket that made us a bit more excited about a drizzly weather forecast. Visit a store to try on this product, not yet available online.

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About the Author

Celina Kelly is passionate about New York, scarves, and puppies. She also loves writing about herself in the third-person. She graduated from Barnard College having double majored in English & German Literature. While a student, she worked with The New Yorker as part of the editorial department for ‘Goings On About Town’. Since she was not busy enough, she added a concentration of creative writing, completing her thesis project in the form of a yet-unpublished novel under the guidance of a bestselling author. Celina operates a retail store on the Upper West Side, where she spends most of her time. She enjoys being able to design, order and merchandise a new collection twice a year with the help of a talented staff of minions. She is also currently pursuing a certificate in Millinery at the Fashion Institute of Technology. If you ask her nicely, she might make you a hat!

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