I've had my black wool dress coat for quite a few years. It's shin length, with a large hood that frames my face when it's pulled up. I thought about getting a new coat this winter, but I only dress up a couple of times a year; even when the stores started running 50% off coat sales I couldn't justify the cost. I resigned myself to keeping the old coat.
Today I walked into the Goodwill store closest to my house to look for a blanket for my bed. Immediately to the right of the door there was a display rack of coats. The first one on the rack was a classic double-breasted wool camel hair, with a notched collar and center back vent which looked like it had never been worn. Amazingly, it was my size!
Of course I bought it. When I got home I removed the black one from the closet, folded it, and put it in the Goodwill pile. Hopefully it will be the perfect coat for someone else.
Five years ago today: Remembrance