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The Five Jackets You Need for Winter

Dallas winters can be notoriously cruel—after all, some patios don’t even have heaters. You need respite. You need relief. You need: a jacket. So we employed a crack team of meteorologists to determine the ideal coat for five key dates ahead. Science has never looked so handsome.

The Leather Jacket
EASY RIDER

The Leather Jacket

The Date: November 23, Thanksgiving Eve
The Temp: Mid-50s
The Play: Clooney wore this brand’s stuff in Leatherheads, so it’s more than strong enough to handle your Thanksgiving game of touch football. This leather version also might help you win the coveted Best Dressed prize at your turkey dinner. Motorcycle sold separately.

$1,590, available at Scoop, 44 Highland Park Village, 214-521-1900

The Sunday Coat at Billy Reid
SUNDAY DRIVER

The Sunday Coat at Billy Reid

The Date: Christmas Day
The Temp: Low 50s
The Play: Christmas: the presents, the eggnogs, the snowballs. This requires a worthy overcoat. This thick wool option from Billy Reid should do. Bonus: it’s lined with Japanese blankets. In case you want to nap under it.

$895, available at Billy Reid, 70 Highland Park Village, 214-346-0010

A Velour Blazer. Go With It.
TRAIL BLAZER

A Velour Blazer. Go With It.

The Date: New Year’s Eve
The Temp: Low 40s
The Play: Bring in 2012 with the Rolls-Royce of blazers: Hadleigh’s velour number, inspired by James Bond. It starts with a fitting. Then your measurements go to Italy. There, the whole thing’s cut by hand. Champagne sabering has never looked so 007-y.

$2,450, available at Hadleigh’s, 74 Highland Park Village, 214-770-4743

Your New Navy Trench Coat
IN THE TRENCHES

Your New Navy Trench Coat

The Date: February 5, Super Bowl Sunday
The Temp: Mid-40s
The Play: Last Super Bowl was cold, wet and Cowboy-less. So just in case there’s a repeat (not that we have anything but faith in Mr. Romo), you need to be prepared. As in, smart-navy-trench-coat prepared. And it’s Cowboys blue, just in case.

$215, available at Piermarini, 2701 Hibernia St, 214-303-1261

The Rag & Bone Cardigan
BONES

The Rag & Bone Cardigan

The Date: February 21
The Temp: Mid-50s
The Play: We’re 99% sure that on this very important day in 2012 you’re going to be wearing... clothes. And if this weather report somehow doesn’t hold—unimaginable, we know—this should have you covered: a medium-weight cardigan from Rag & Bone. We hear it looks nice with pants.

$220, available at Barneys, 8687 North Central Expy, Ste 1224, 469-221-4700

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