How far will you go to suffer for fashion?
In the winter? In the bitter cold?
I know New York City is the fashion capital of the world, and I should be used to trends that are cutting edge. But this winter, I’ve seen so many people — men and women — who refuse to close their coats.
In the coldest weather, with wind chills at zero or below, folks are walking through the streets of Manhattan with their overcoats flapping open in the wind.
I just don’t get it.
Sure, the rest of us do get a glimpse of your outfit when you choose not to zip or button up. And if you are particularly pleased with your ensemble that day, that works to your advantage. But if you lose a limb or a couple of fingers or toes to frostbite due to your peacocking, well –
That hardly seems like a fair trade, does it?
Close your coats, folks, and keep your extremities — and your ego — nice and warm en route. I trust you’ll get lots of props about your person when you arrive at your destination.