Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What Do You Do With An Old Winter Coat?

My New L.L. Bean coat arrived last Monday. I sure hope it's as good as my old one. I already notice that it has two less pockets and the inside pocket seems smaller than the one in my old coat. My new coat is much lighter so I hop it is still as warm. It seemed to be warm when I tried it on but I won't know for sure until we get some winter weather.

I was very attached to my old coat. I had my Down L.L. Bean winter coat for a very long time--I think probably 15-20 years! I admit is worn out. The feathers fly out of it because it has some tears here and there, the front pocket is ripped and the hem is out. The zipper holder broke off so I put a paper clip through it. This is something I learned from my dad which I wrote a post about: "Do I Look Like A Bum?". Gerard told me I should get a new winter coat last year so I figured I'd just wait and get one for this winter.

Now, although my old coat is too beat up and worn out to actually wear without looking like a bum, my cats don't mind that at all. They love it! It's soft, warm and they love to snuggle in it. Both Spunky and Manny like it so I'm not throwing it away! Stop by their blog to read their post about their new sleeping place and watch their video: "Patience Pays Off."

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pk said...

They look like they LOVE your coat! What a great "recycling" idea. Visiting from SITS. Hope you have a great day...
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Daisy said...

L.L. Bean makes some good quality stuff for not too many green papers!

ruthi said...

Being a Mainer now... I am a die-hard fan of LL Bean. I also have that Down Jacket and I love it. I wear it all the time especially during ice-fishing season.

Sandee said...

Plus it smells like mommy too and that's a real plus for your babies. Good for them to get to enjoy your coat for even more years.

I love L.L. Bean by the way. One of my favorite places to shop.

Have a terrific day. :)

Lin said...

It's hard to get a new coat when you know you are warm in the old one! I have a Squall jacket that I got at LL Bean and it is the best coat I have ever owned. I only wear it for sledding and such because it is not pretty, but it is WARM!

The Constant Complainer said...

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carol at A Second Cup said...

My dog so your post and now she wants my old coat!

heidi said...

That is so funny! Everytime I put my coat on the ground a cat finds it!! So cute!

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

What a great idea for your coat. I love LL Bean too and all my things I've had for years. It's really hard to part with them even when they are worn out.

Yaya said...

My cat would just pee on it....

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