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02/16/2015 07:43 am ET Updated Feb 16, 2015

These Vintage Winter Photos Will Make You Thankful For Your Parka

While a well-cut wool coat has its charms, it isn't often a viable choice for those who experience wet, soggy, slushy winters. If that's you, then you're well-acquainted with the weatherproof parka, a clothing item that may not be stylish, but allows you to get from point A to point B with some degree of comfort.

We weren't always so lucky to have high-tech materials to keep us warm and dry. Here's a look back at winter coats past, which will make you appreciate your puffy coat so much more. For even more, visit Reminisce Magazine, who recently rounded up a collection of vintage winter clothing ads.

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