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This Is The Best Peacoat Of The Season
Jil Sander’s pulled a coup with her latest collection for +J, her affordably priced Uniqlo line. In a season full of great coats, Sander may have created some of the best—at a fraction of what the other guys will be charging. The Fall +J collection—which marks the year anniversary of the line—hits stores October 7, and while the suiting, shirts, and cashmere-blend sweaters are great as usual, it’s the coats that really stand out. Three shapes in a felted wool/nylon blend feature raw edges and considered proportions—there’s a cropped, almost bolero style with patch pockets in army drab; a car coat in camel; and our favorite, a boxy navy peacoat with roped sleeves. (Guys get a pretty sharp hooded puffer parka in black.) And at less than $230 each, you can expect the usual round-the-block lines outside of Uniqlo’s Soho flagship.
+J outerwear, $129.90 to $229.90, available October 7 at Uniqlo, 546 Broadway, NYC, (917) 237-8800.