I'm not a fan of hoods. In fact, I won't buy a coat that has a hood unless I can remove it by way of a zipper or snaps. I think they are messy and bulky, they just get in the way. But, I am a huge fan of this hood! Guy Laroche designed this coat for his Fall 1964 collection. With it came this separate hood that extends into a short capelet. I think it's the perfect answer for those nasty winter days when you want to look good but need protection at the same time. Do you love it as much as I do?