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A coat that costs as much as a Mercedes may be too extravagant for most people to stomach, but New Hampshire-based author Meg Lukens Noonan sought to explore why such an item exists. She speaks with the Boston Globe about her book The Coat Route: Craft, Luxury & Obsession on the Trail of the $50,000 Coat and the small subculture of men seeking out the luxury purchase. [Boston Globe]