Coats and Jackets
Again, it’s all about fabrics and construction. When you pay a little more for a nice winter jacket, you get fabrics that wear well and designs that are crafted with attention to detail. You get soft, warm linings and flattering cuts.
Winter coats take abuse, too. They’re snowed on, rained on, shoved in closets, and worn just about every day. At the end of the season, damage to a quality coat can be repaired. Seams can be stitched, linings can be replaced, buttons can be re-sewn. Cheap coats are more likely to sustain damage in ways that can’t be fixed. (Think fabric wearing through at the elbows.)