Your Coat What Color

Well no matter where you are in the United States or even abroad, your probably wearing some type of jacket or coat. The weather has been really crazy lots of snow out East and in the Midwest, to the West Coast finally getting some sprinkles of rain which we so terribly need. So I know everyone has busted out the winter wear. And this week’s blog is going to be on coat color. I happened to catch one of those daytime talk shows as I was flipping through the channels I believe it was Dr. Oz, and the topic of color came up and how it affects our emotions.
After doing a few shifts in the coat check this week I noticed that there are a few signature colors that have been coming into the coat check. So I have dedicated this blog to your coat and it’s color.  How fun! And I am making this an interactive blog this week, If your reading this put your coat on and snap a picture of yourself and post it, show off your coat this season, and let Check My Coat know why you chose that color.

I listed the colors in the order of popularity in my coat check, and they can totally be a different order where your live but this is the usual order.

The  Black Coats
Black is a mysterious color associated with fear and the unknown (black holes). It usually has a negative connotation (blacklist, black humor, ‘black death’). Black denotes strength and authority; it is considered to be a very formal, elegant, and prestigious color (black tie, black Mercedes). In heraldry, black is the symbol of grief.

The Navy/Blue Coats
Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.
The Brown Coats
Brown suggests stability and denotes masculine qualities.
Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall.

The Red Coats
Light red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love.
Pink signifies romance, love, and friendship. It denotes feminine qualities and passiveness.
Dark red is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath.

The Teal/Green Coats
Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy.
Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy.
Aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection.
Olive green is the traditional color of peace.

The White/ Cream Colored Coats
White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection.

Also, I couldn’t resist not watching the Grammy’s and checking out the different coats that were featured.  One thing that I did personally notice is that a lot of the celebrity men were wearing different colors of the crushed velvet sport coat. LL Cool J wore a purple one, and Macklemore wore a green/teal version, and some of the winners and presenters of course went with the basic black. I wonder why crushed velvet? it did translate well on TV because the color did pop. But it sure must have been warm to wear.  I know that anyone who was on TV was paying their dues and dealing with it because they were at The Grammy’s.
So Men this season it’s okay to wear that crushed velvet dinner/smoking jacket, wear it with pride especially if it is colorful.

So no matter what color your outer shell is this season. Rock it! Be functional and fashionable at the same time. And remember when you are checking in your coat, you’ll know which one is yours it’s that Aqua puffy jacket among the sea of black coats.
Remember your ticket and remember to tip it’s good for the soul.

Till next week,
LGOYW

* I would like to give credit to www.latimes.com, and artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com

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I have been working in coat check since 2006 in a few live music venues. This blog is something I have meaning to do for a long time. Enjoy!

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