I went and tried on a CG expedition parka at my local Nordstrom. They are just massive coats. And super super warm. I live in Boston and I honestly can't imagine wearing the coat around the city unless it was one of the colder days we get here. For the winter weather here, I'd say it's pretty much overkill unless you want a parka for those dozen or so winter days below 0 degrees F (or you find yourself outdoors a ton in the colder days). Yes, you could wear it more often with a lot less underneath, but I usually rock a sweater or something of that sort underneath my coat if I'm going anywhere in the winter. Plus it just straight up looks big (the expedition) on the person wearing it. My GF said "you look like you're going to Antartica." Exactly. No question the coat itself is super nice quality, but overkill imo unless you live in a very cold weather area. Also not really a fan of those big front pockets, and there is no place to put your hands a la side pockets. I do like their "Chateau" model, however I can't find one to try on around here. I prefer real fur vs. synthetic around the hood, but if you are wearing that hood up, it better be cold outside otherwise you'll really feel the heat brought on by the real fur.