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A coat is a coat is…a coat…is a…coat. That is not my attempt of reaching a philosophical break-through ladies and gentleman. That is in fact the tune which sets in by mid January. Every single year.

On the first chilly day I reach with a smile for my winter coat. „Long time no see, my friend“ is exactly what is crossing my mind when I do that. And then, for quite some while actually, I enjoy his company. By December we have become, once again, inseparable. BFFs really (sorry about that…couldn’t resist). Every single outing, every winter stroll is done in mutual company. Bliss.

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful stated Mae West. Unfortunately that does not cover everything in life. Once the new year has really kicked off (or the realisation of it kicked in), I start to get a little bit bored. It is just a question of time and the „little“ will be replaced gradually by „really“. Hello Winter Sales! Yes, they become by that time nothing short of irresistible.

Long story short. Here is the thing with winter coats: I do think that we all should have about three different versions in our closet. At least. Take or give. But three would be realistically a good number to take us through the cold months, right? Not only to keep us nice and warm, but also to provide some change when days seem practically melt seamlessly into each other. It is nice to have options. Especially when the weather really starts to do nothing but annoy us, when we are starting to get impatient and wait for the first signs of spring.

Now the question is: which three winter coats would make the cut? And how does the harsh reality look like? More about that tomorrow…

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Taaaada! Unbelievable, but true. I’m going to do what I promised at the beginning of this week* and talk about the second object: the watch.
In a time where practically every single device comes with a clock, a watch can almost seem superfluous. From the oven over the laptop to your heat regulator. Time is everywhere and if you want to or not, you are constantly informed how late/ on time you are. It is almost hard to imagine that there was a time when hanging a clock on the wall had above all a purpose and a watch was a necessity. When the mobile entered the scene of everyday life and became mainstream, the watch itself became moved from being utility object to being almost solely an accessory. As you might have noticed, my exact words where „almost superfluous.“ Almost, because it is not strictly true for every single situation. Imagine being in a business meeting or on a lunch date and you absolutely have to know what time it is. Now, you can put your mobile on the table and switch it on or you can glance discretely at your wrist. It is not that hard to guess which one of the possibilities is more elegant. Personally, I’m very happy to own a watch after I don’t know how much year of abandonment. So yes, you can consider this a plead in favour of the little relic called watch.

*I’m relating to this post here and the first object here.

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