The outside temperature was in the 40s this morning. Yesterday was in the low 50s when I woke. So, yesterday, I went shopping in the spare room closet where the winter items are stored and where I can avoid doing any rummaging from one year to another, if the winters stay milder.
I discovered a black, flannel lined, nylon jacket. The sleeves were long (past my fingertips) but had elastic at the wrist. I put it on, pushed up the sleeves and was instantly warm. The only drawback was: the front closed left side over right.
It was J's. The long arms proved it, the wrong-for-me closure proved it, and the XLT size on the label proved it, too. So I offered it to him, he put it on, and was instantly warm. Unisexily warming, no?
Seeking further, I found another black nylon jacket with a zipper closure and a single silver stripe inset down the sleeve. It was lined with that heather-gray sweatshirt material and turned out to be reversible. I put it on, nylon side out, and zipped it up. Sleeves not too long, check. Length not too long, check. But I must have been larger when I bought it as it is too big around. As there is a drawsting toggle to pull in the waist, I kept it on and was instantly warm.
I wonder how come, when I go shopping in the winter storage closet, there is never any new designer gear from which to choose?
It's a mystery . . .