My work requires me to travel throughout Europe, so I'm lucky to be exposed to interesting fashions. While in France, I noticed women wearing these amazing down jackets manufactured by a company called Moncler. Most of Moncler's down jackets are distinctive due to their shiny finish. You can spot them a mile away, and women look fantastic in them. I never found a shop that sold Moncler jackets until I travelled to Italy. While in Milan, I found them. Moncler's cool boutique style shop. Great news; the same glossy down jackets that fascinated me in Paris were also available for men. I purchased a black Moncler down jacket.
How It Ended. Almost
Unfortunately when I returned home to Canada, my girlfriend and her Mother disapproved. To them, my new jacket was too shiny, too unconventional, and too feminine for a guy to wear in Canada. Sadly, their comments broke my confidence to wear it in public. The jacket has been hanging in my closet for almost 2 years.
Take A Chance And Let The Public Decide
My black Moncler (Venise model) down jacket is coming out of the closet this month! I've decided to let the Canadian public, just everyday friends and strangers, decide it's fate. Over the next 3 months this winter, I'll be wearing it and carefully noting (and blogging) comments and reactions from my fellow citizens. At the end of 3 month period I'll analyse the data to determine if my jacket is a hit or miss. This could be interesting. Or not.