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Allegri Fall 2011 Womens Collection

During the transitional period between the warm and colder seasons is by far the worst for me. Its semi cold, rainy and the humidity is usually set to “just wear a ponytail”. This time is always so uncomfortable because your wool coat is too heavy to wear, it feels horrible when wet, a lighter waterproof jacket doesn’t quite keep you warm and you end up just being miserable.

Luckily, there are collections like Allegri, a family owned historical Italian outerwear brand that was first established in the 1960s and specializes in high-end waterproof fabrics used for raincoats, trench coats, caban jackets, and short jackets. For Fall 2011, Allegri features soft, lightweight fabrics that not only will keep you warm as well as dry but eradicates the dreaded inflated look the cooler season’s outerwear seem to offer.

The above is an Allegri Refined Water-Repellent Soft Touch Polyester Single-Breasted Raincoat. This super fabric, which looks like wool, keeps you warm, is lightweight and is one (of several) examples of wonderful coats that protect you from nature’s unpredictable elements.

The above Rain Cashmere, water-repellent 100% cashmere, coats are so yummy to the touch and I love the fact that its vibrant cobalt blue. I love how Allegri added a contrasting down-padded detachable vest to the shorter lengths for additional warmth. You can easily and comfortably go from a warm day to a cool night. This little bonus is also present in the natural stretch polyester gabardine, Polytravel Padded Field Jacket with Detachable Fake Vest.

2011 marked the 40th anniversary of Allegri and they commemorated this auspicious celebration with a 40th anniversary label which markets its products under three different labels – Milano for the working week, A-Tech for leisure time and Black Label for discreet luxury outerwear.

which can be seen in the below Long Double Silk Jacket With Double Closing from the line’s Black Label Collection. The double silk is a fabric with a double layer of water-repellent and windproof silk.

This jacket was chosen to represent the 40th anniversary of the brand as a symbol of the brand’s traditional excellence and technological soul. My favorite looks all seem to be from the Milano Collection with the exception of the above 40th Anniversary Double Silk Jacket. The piece I most recommend (again from the Milano Collection, is the ultra-light water-repellent, “Packable” City Nylon Raincoat with Detachable Hood.

This chocolate dream folds away into its own pocket, perfect for transitioning for the cold wet outdoors to the artificially heated indoors without having to find a corner to hang your soaking wet coat and the best part – its wrinkle-free.

To discover more (and trust me, there is more) from the Allegri collection, the range is available at Barney’s, Bergdorf’s, Bloomingdale’s, Saks, etc.

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12 comments

Anonymous February 29, 2012 at 4:57 am

I think they are no longer made in Italy, but are imported from Asia.

Glasgow June 18, 2011 at 4:09 am

Why thank you Mr. Bubble and everyone else

MR. Bubble June 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Great blog. Thank you

LED_Lights June 3, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Awesome site

Plasma_LED May 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Very cool site

Xenon_Replacement May 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Thanks for the site

Pretty_Mercedes May 5, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Glasgow, it works fine for me. It was probably his computer. It looks great btw

Glasgow April 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Hid_Bulbs_Guy, the men's collection is quite special. They had dome great pieces

German_BMW, could it be your image viewing settings? You could just go to their website

German_BMW April 29, 2011 at 3:37 pm

For some reasons the images don't come up for me

HID_Bulbs_Guy April 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I agree, it looks great. I checked out the men's collection and they look nice too

Glasgow April 16, 2011 at 3:03 am

Glad you like it, my photos do not do the collection justice. The men's stuff is wonderful as well

Mr. super-chip April 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

I like it. It looks pretty

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