Month: October 2008

5th Annual Coat Swap at Uncle Dan’s

Although a number of stores carry stylish outerwear for the winter season, Uncle Dan’s is the place to get a great deal starting tomorrow with their 5th Annual Coat Swap. Here’s how it works: Bring in a clean used or new jacket to Uncle Dan’s from Oct. 31 through Nov. 11 and your donation entitles you to 20% off the regular price of a single purchase of outerwear. *Limit one discount per coat.

Here are my top picks for stylish jackets for winter 2008 from Uncle Dan’s:

1. W’s Sophia Trench – Sophisticated and fucntional, a double-breasted Primaloft insulated trench coat built with attention to stylish detail.Double-breasted button down closure. Center front zipper. Two patch-on pockets. Removable waist belt. Internal media pocket.
2. W’s Grace Jacket – The Grace Jacket is a superior waterproof, breathable, stylish everyday jacket. Superior waterproof, breathable exterior make this a high-performance, stylish every-day jacket. Waterproof, breathable, seam sealed Metro fit. Fully adjustable, removable hood. Two way center front zipper. Two top flap chest pockets. Internal media pocket. Removable belt. Two hand pockets. Zippered sleeve gussets. Split hem.
3. W’s Kaya Jacket – The Kaya Jacket is hooded, waterproof, and delivers breathable protection for on-mountain performance and mobility to around-the-town environs. Waterproof, breathable, seam-sealed. Adjustable, removable hood. Two-way center front zip. Two top-flap chest pockets. Two hand pockets.
4. W’s Revelation Jacket – Sharp look, soft shell. MicroClimate Zoning welds fleece on the interior for warmth and soft comfort. Full snowsport feature set. Weight : 1 lbs, 8 oz / 692.00 g. Micro-chamois lined chin guard. One handed hood and hem draw cords. Interior water bottle pocket. Welded waist cord. Molded Velcro cuff tabs. Welded arm pocket with water-resistant zip. Zip off, Ergo hood with laminated brim. Hand pockets with water-resistant zips. Welded, interior, zip pocket. Two welded chest pockets. Exterior taped, water-resistant seams. Hard shell and soft shell, hybrid construction. Welded, water-resistant, superlight, pit zips. Water tight front zip. Fleece panels for warmth.

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that assists in the donation of coats. OWC helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute them free, to people in need.

The organization’s mission is to ensure that anyone who needs a coat has one. Providing this simple, yet vital, need helps people live productive lives year round. Since inception, more than 750,000 coats have been collected and distributed through One Warm Coat activities. Uncle Dan’s The great outdoors customers and staff have donation over 4500 coats over the past 5 years.

Coats will be distributed…
Evanston – Connections for the Homeless
Highland Park – Grandfamilies Program of Chicago
Chicago stores – Jane Addams Hull House Association

Ask tristinstyling: How do I get my hands on a vest like Britney?


I love the vest that Britney is wearing in the Womanizer music video! I’m not a big fan of latex but I think it will be hot with a pair of jeans for a night out.

– Ally F.


The vest that Britney is wearing in the womanizer video is Syren Latex Couture’s Britney vest designed by Jeffrey Gent. The piece is currently retailing for $199 on the site and since you’re not a huge fan of latex, I’m sure you can get the look for less from other stores who carry vests since they’re so in right now.