Chapka Chic

Boston has survived Juno and is now a veritable winter wonderland. IMG_6672 So now the obvious problem is how to look good while keeping the ears warm! (once that is solved the bags under my eyes will be tackled…) IMG_6673 Chapkas, otherwise known as Trapper Hats seem to be all over the place.  Eternally gorgeous Elle Macpherson chose the Chapka in Aspen. article-2526809-1A364C1100000578-811_634x900 The price range is anywhere from under $100 all the way up to north of $1000, depending on what it is made of.


Pologeorgis Coyote Fur Hat @ Bergdorf’s

Fur or faux, fox, rabbit or synthetic, this is the style to beat the brrrrrrs!


Canada Goose Mr. Porter

Obviously Bryan Boy’s brilliant orange Trapper Hat had to be included, mainly because it’s his!


Bryan Boy for Adrienne Landau Trapper Hat @ Kirna Zabete

The faux fur options are just as plentiful with a simple google search!


Imposter Faux Fur Hat @ Barney’s

Click the pics to go get a little online retail therapy – very therapeutic after numerous snow days!


All this snow (30 inches worth!!) had me thinking…


reversecommuter needs some new snow duds…and you know how happy a little retail therapy makes me!


THE best catalogue and website for designer ski wear is Gorsuch (click here to be wowed!).  Gorsuch is a family business, celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this year, and has a heart string pulling kind of story – 2 Olympians meet, fall in love, move to Vail, have children, build fab designer ski wear retail business…SIGH!

Another fave line is Montbell (click for the dreamiest down around).  Founded in 1975 by Isamu Tatsuno, a Japanese mountain climber, Montbell is stylish, uber warm and brilliant in design.

So sit back, click, browse, shop, squeal with delight, repeat!


Montbell jacket, Bogner pants, Sorel boots.