More puffers

From Danier.

Also tried the white one again.

Interestingly (to me, at least, ha!) Mr. Suz LOVED the white one in person. He hadn't liked it at all in the photos.

The red one is lighter weight despite being longer. It is sportier in person and not as flattering but definitely not bad. All salespeople agreed the white one was best on me. 

But...those leather sleeves. Having said that, believe it or not, the SA says she washes her coats with leather on them and simply treats the leather afterwards with a Danier product. HUNH????

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  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    I haven't commented on your puffer search although I've read your posts with interest. I have no need of a puffer in my climate so don't have much to add to the conversation. However, I just wanted to say, I like the red color and the quilting on the top. How does it feel to you?

  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago

    Hi Suz,
    I missed the previous post but love the red colour on you!
    I think I prefer the length of the brown one but of course the longer length would be warmer :)

  • JAileen replied 7 years ago

    The white snow bunny coat looks great on you. The pom pom things would drive me insane, and personally would be a deal killer.

    I wash (by hand) my vintage Coach bags. I put a lot of conditioner on them afterwards (several coats) and they turn out fine.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Wow, JAileen, that is amazing. So you are not the only one. This salesperson puts her leather leggings into the wash!!! And doe exactly what you say -- conditions up the yin/yang afterwards. I must say that makes it tempting. 

    I have some hesitations about the pompoms, too. Although they're strangely not as snow-bunny in person. You can also cross them over one another and then it looks like a sort of extension of the hood fur. I discovered it by accident and quite liked the effect. 

  • dashielle (Ann) replied 7 years ago

    Suz, that white coat on you is just delish! That's definitely my pic, since you asked ;-) ...or did you?

  • Sal replied 7 years ago

    I think they all look terrific.

    To my mind the middle one while it looks great is not the statement injection you want - although I really like it.

    The red is cheery, practical and an awesome looking jacket.  The colour is versatile, it looks super warm, and I think you would get great wear from it.

    The white one is stunning - it is a wildcard to my mind.  The shape is very flattering and it suits you brilliantly.  It is not as practical and may not get as much wear - however for filthy days or more low key events you have another puffer.  This one is a statement for fun, and I think it would be a fun addition which is what you want.  Pom poms - super fun.  I say get this one, and while it won't be perfect for every occasion you will love wearing it when you can.

  • Brooklyn replied 7 years ago

    I missed the earlier post but I agree with KG that if this is a back up/spare jacket the white is the go. Really stunning. But if it is for everyday use the first 2 might be more practical. And they both look good too. I really like the second but I am very partial to burgundies and Browns.

  • Joyce B replied 7 years ago

    All the coats look great, the white one is my favorite, too.
    What are their temperature ratings?
    It sounds a little weird to me to wash coats with leather sleeves. I wonder if the SA was just being pushy? When I went to Danier I walked out with the impression that they will do anything to sell you something. They do have great stuff and I got three jackets and ordered another one by mail. It is just that the SAs seemed aggressive for the sale to me so I would take their advice with a grain of salt. You probably know better than me because they are in your area though.

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    See that darker one is the color of the Patagonia coat and I love it!

  • gradfashionista replied 7 years ago

    Really liked #2 until I saw #3. You look stunning and radiant, and the coat will pick you up during long, grey winter days. If upkeep is a problem because of slush and spray, then I vote #2.

  • KikiG replied 7 years ago

    I love the idea of leather sleeves on a white coat. I had a white and gray and black coat, a million years ago, and with white sleeves and cuffs, the coat had to be washed frequently.  Leather would resist grubby, and if the sales person says it can be washed . . . well . . .  that sounds great.

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Just to add, white outerwear, like white snow or a white car, is so hard to keep bright and sparkling clean.... If anyone can do it, you can - but I know just shoveling out the car would ruin a white coat for me. It's fairy princess fab on you though!

  • replied 7 years ago

    Had to log in and say I love the white one!

  • JAileen replied 7 years ago

    Regarding the white coat: If you're mostly walking rather than trying to get in a car without brushing against it, then the part that would look dirty first would be the sleeves. And you could probably keep them looking fresh with baby wipes.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Yes, I almost never get in a car. And would never wear this to shovel a car out. I have my down vest for that job. Or the grey coat. 

    Baby wipes!! JAileen, you are the leather cleaning genius!!

    Hmmm. My white leather jacket hasn't needed cleaning yet. I have spot-cleaned it a bit but that's it. Mind you, I don't wear it in the slush. 

    This is a tough decision. 

    Una, I like the eggplant colour in itself, too. And I actually think it looked better on me IRL than in the photo. But it felt dark and I'm specifically looking for something bright or light. I have my dark grey coat for days when I'm into dark...

    Thanks everyone for input. I appreciate it. I am making no rash decisions with this. I suspect the white one may go on a deeper sale later on in the season. How many people will buy a white puffer, after all?

    is the Danier sale expert. I'll bet she can predict the timing of their next cuts. ;)  I think I would be more willing to buy it if the price goes down even more. Then it can be a wild card fun addition and I can also get a more practical coat if I like either this year or next. 

  • Mary Beth (formerly LBD) replied 7 years ago

    Suz, I LOVE the white puffer!   I feel like you're supposed to have the white puffer.

    Ariana at Paris-to-Go commutes in Paris on the Metro, in a white coat, and launders it herself, and her coat is a high-end designer coat (I think it's Margiela).   If she can do it, you can do it - get the coat that makes you feel the happiest :)

    (eta:  ... says the girl who always spills on white clothing... )

  • Runcarla replied 7 years ago

    The white is pretty cool, but I LOVE the red one best.

  • replied 7 years ago

    I haven't read anyone else's answer in case I'm influenced but I love the red. The white makes you disappear, not enough contrast with your hair

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago

    I've been following too but refraining- because I'd just moan about the dearth of selection here where I am. I think the white is a stunner - but there's the trying to keep it white...

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 7 years ago

    I really like #2 and then #3 but think the length of #1 would make it warmer.  They are all very nice.

  • Aziraphale replied 7 years ago

    I think the pom poms are a deal breaker for me. Otherwise it's a very nice puffer. I quite like all of them, actually. Would the red one be more practical because it's longer?

  • Beth Ann replied 7 years ago

    I'm no help at all.  I like every. single. one.

    I do think the white is the most striking, but I seem to remember you specifically wanting a coat that is both brighter (check) and a bit sporty, if not actually gear.  Are you wanting to really move out in this coat, and is it supposed to be breathable and comfortable to move in?

    (You look like a million bucks.  Danier envy strikes again).  

  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    I was the one I voted for a red coat last time, but from these 3  the burgundy one (Danier Silvia) wins them all- color and fit, too!

  • dakotacheryl replied 7 years ago

    OMGosh the white one is to die for on you!!

    I like the red one for the color, but I like the length and fit of the second coat better.

    For me, parkas last for years and years, so buy what you LOVE.

  • kkards replied 7 years ago

    when i clicked thru to the Danier site, it says that the Silvia (burgundy coat) has leather trim…..i'm assuming that if you bought this one, you'd planned on washing it, or maybe not….
    anyway, i love the white coat for the way it closes, love the ability to close it 2 ways…and the color is fab….
    but truthfully, i think all 3 of these are great and would/could work wonderfully. 

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    I like puffer #2 best actually, which surprises me! That shade of bordeaux is magnificent on you, and I LOVE the texture of the faux fur trim. Absolutely killer - if you're happy with the length. Very chic. Regal. 

    I like the white next - gorgeous fit. If that's the fave and you can manage the leather sleeves, I'm cheering you on. 

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, all -- good information for me! 

    And yes, kkards, that is leather trim on the Sylvia, although it probably would not pose much of a problem since the coat is darker and would require less frequent cleaning than the white one. Presumably. 

    That coat was a size too big for me; I would have to order my size. I tried it in black in the size down, which was a better fit. 

    No decisions yet! 

  • shedev replied 7 years ago

    I love the burgundy coat, but there is just something about a white coat.

  • Elizabeth P replied 7 years ago

    I like the red one... shame it's not as warm as you would likely need. 

    I love the white one, but know the reality all too well.  Leaning over a salty sandy car to scrape the window... done.  I know you are thinking walking, but are you REALLY never going to brush up against a car?  Cuz cars in winter are filthy. 

  • Bonnie replied 7 years ago

    You can't miss with any of these puffers but I really, really like the eggplant one. But you already have practical and now want something fun, so I'm guessing you'll choose #3.

  • Elly replied 7 years ago

    There are quite a few people in the fashion industry (mag. editors and bloggers and the like) that have written about washing their leather pants.

  • Summer replied 7 years ago

    The white is stunning on you, Suz.  It lights up your face, especially with the hood up.  Second favourite is the burgundy which looks lovely on you, but it doesn't have quite the same impact as the white.  Decisions, decisions!

  • unfrumped replied 7 years ago

    The burgundy is gorgeous. This is the best fur collar--shape and color-I've seen. But I understand it may be too subdued for the change you need.  If your gray one gets destroyed, you should replace your "neutral" puffer with this one!
    I do think you can "take" red--I liked one of the previous reds better; it was a bit cooler--but I would definitely keep a fairly bright red on the list of happy colors. I'm not digging the pompoms--those would drive me crazy. But I see the appeal of white.
    I'm no help!

  • Scarlet replied 7 years ago

    I realise you said you felt the color is too dark, but the second one is really a stand out for me. It looks perfect! 

  • LaPed replied 7 years ago

    Washing leather at home, sure. Washing down at home, sure. Washing the two together? I would not. 

    Any conditioner you put on the leather is going to be no good for the loft of the down (assuming this is down and not synthetic -- but synthetic fill can be even less resilient and lose loft more quickly than down). I would spot clean carefully and take it in to get cleaned professionally about once in a million years. :)

    Otherwise, it is super fab! 

  • replied 7 years ago

    I would get the puffiest warmest puffer with a really good deep hood, and not compromise on those things if you're walking around town.
    Love the length and smushiness of #1, and feel the colour is good, but could be better.
    I actually like the eggplant colour the best, but again, I think the colour is good but not great on you.
    I like the white one, but it looks a bit thin.

  • viva replied 7 years ago

    I love that burgundy one. In fact I really want it. haha! It's gorgeous.

  • UmmLila replied 7 years ago

    I love the drama of the white one, but I've been on a white kick lately. I have a white mohair transitional coat that I got last year and hardly wore because the winter started so early. And I've been wearing it all the time this year and wishing for a white puffer to take over later. I saw one in the Athleta catalog but don't think it would be as warm as this beauty you found

  • Style Fan replied 7 years ago

    I like #2.  I do think the colour of #2 is very flattering.

  • Jjsloane replied 7 years ago

    Not having read responses to remain neutral I pick the burgundy. Stunning on you. But length might be short. If so you pick from the other 2 - not a loser in sight. 

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    I like the burgundy coat best, followed by the white.

  • Susie replied 7 years ago

    I think you have 3 strong contenders here. My favorite is the burgundy, both the style of the coat itself and how it looks on you, including color and fit. My second favorite is the white- you look like a snow princess :)
    The Pom Poms do give me a bit of pause, are they removable?

  • Staysfit replied 7 years ago

    I like the white best and the eggplant color next. I may be the only one to say this, and please forgive my honesty, but I am not fond of that particular shade of red on you. At least in the picture, it seems to make you look washed out and less vibrant. I like the style of the red coat though, maybe in a different color.

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    The white one is super gorgeous and is my top pick. But...our winter weather. Will the mega snow and slush mean mega washings for those leather sleeves? That would make me pause. (But then the coat is so gorgeous I'd probably buy it anyway.)

    I like the cherry red one too, the dark red one not as much.Thinking about how cold last winter was, I'd probably buy the warmest coat. That of course would mean that we will then have a mild winter, ha!

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