Where can I find stylish wool coats that are actually warm?

Q. I’m on the hunt for a stylish wool coat that is actually warm. Wool blends aren’t warm enough for Midwestern winters. I’d love to see some suggestions for 100% wool coats and if you know of any with Thinsulate or similar layer for extra warmth, that’s even better.

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A. There are a few brands that offer wool coats lined with Thinsulate (or a similar insulation) which provide an added layer of warmth without the bulk or puffiness of down or quilted linings: jcrew.com, delias.com, alloy.com and landsend.com. Lands’ End even goes the extra mile with temperature ratings for all of their coats. The insulated wool styles tend to be pretty basic and classic, in general, so if you’re looking for one of this season’s hottest coat trends, you might have to layer up for warmth.

Here are a few insulated styles we’re liking, most are available in several colors:

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top, left to right: Insulated Wool Pea Coat, $149.50 at landsend.com; Logan Solid Peacoat w/Thinsulate, $87.50 (sale) at delias.com; Wool-cashmere plaza coat, $345 at jcrew.com
bottom, left to right: plaid short hooded coat with thinsulate, $95.92 (sale) at alloy.com; Leighton Skirted Coat w/Thinsulate, $95.50 (sale) at delias.com


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