A couple months ago when I purchased this now–sold-out Helmut Lang coat, I could never have imagined how much of a staple it would become in my wardrobe. Not only have I worn it at least five times a week since (between workdays, evenings, and weekends), but I’ve become somewhat dependent on it. It’s even my new travel coat! Now, my coat is especially great, but upon thinking about it, I realized that the reasons I love and wear it so much are all quite fundamental: It’s long, it’s black, and it goes over anything. And that, my friends, is apparently the recipe for the perfect piece of outerwear.
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