The company I work for provides swag for its employees on a regular basis. We were asked quite a few months ago to provide our size information for jackets, and the jackets were distributed today. Unfortunately, even though I sent in my size, I wasn't on the list to receive a jacket :( I'm guessing that it's because I am on long term disability, but I haven't confirmed that for sure yet. If I was a conspiracy theorist, I'd theorize that my manager is against me. But that would be going too far :) I'm hoping to get a jacket when I go back to work (whenever that is).
Since I didn't get a jacket, I bought a new winter coat. Ok, I probably would have bought a coat anyway, but not today. I loved the coat I had last year, but I had trouble with the zipper. Ok, the zipper insertion pin tore off and I had to graft a new one on. I didn't think that my "surgery" would last another year. The coat I bought is similarly styled to the one I had last year; they're both knee-length and have an a-line shape on the bottom. This year's model is a bronze-ish colour with a hood with rabbit-fur trim. The zipper is separable and quite sturdy. It's down- and feather-filled, has elastic around the wrists, and also has a covered zipper, so it'll be warm. Ian's only comment is that it's shiny. Which it also is :)