Here in New York City, the weather has turned. The gusts ripping down Broadway are ice-cold, and once the sun sets, any hint of warmth is gone until it rises once again. The Big Apple is in winter’s clutches. The warmest way to endure its grasp is a parka.
To qualify as a parka, a piece traditionally had to meet two criteria. First, its bottom hem must hit around mid-thigh. Second, it must be expensive. Because of the fur which often lines the hood of the garment, these longer, heavier coats are often called “snorkels”; because they’re rugged, and waterproof, and were developed by Inuits, they’re sometimes called anoraks.
Whatever you call it, a quality parka is usually a heavy hit to your bottom line. With that in mind, we focused our Scope on curating 10 handsome winter parkas that we think are worth their respective prices. Ranging from around $200 USD to nearly $2000, each of these pieces has what it takes to get through even the toughest winter.