Working Class Heroes recently brought the following important meteorological information to our attention via their excellent newsletter: “Winter is coming, and it could be colder and snowier than normal after forecasters predicted that this year’s El Nino weather phenomenon could be the strongest since 1950. Met Office meteorologists said conditions could mirror those of the 2009/2010 winter which was so long and chilly it was dubbed ‘The Big Freeze’.” – Sarah Knapton, Science Editor for The Telegraph. Remember that winter? It was proper mental wasn’t it? At one point during those blizzards someone actually ski-ed right past my window. So forget about a snow shovel or a bag of salt, you’re going to need a proper parka, the kind of rig that can handle the forthcoming arctic attack whilst making you look like a native New Yorker into the bargain. The solution can be found with the Dickies Curtis Jacket currently available at the aforementioned Working Class Heroes both online and at their ace shop up in the Lake District. And as with all Dickies gear it’s made to last, is fully functional and neatly combines genuine work-wear with credible street-wear into one classic American package.