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We predict 2013 will go down as the sunset of the ubiquitous hoodie for Angelenos, thanks to the dawn of another humble garment, the poncho. 

We?ve admired them on street-style blogs and in smart boutiques; now with new Laurel Canyon-based label Señor Tyrone, we?ve got an affordable ($95 to $125) poncho of our own. Tyrone?s ponchos are made of synthetic fiber, so they?re not scratchy like old-fashioned wool versions, and they?re lightweight enough to wear year-round. We find they look as good with jeans and sneakers as they do over a sundress.

Take your pick from a rainbow of nine hues, rich tones like burgundy and tobacco and bright colors including persimmon and pink. There?s a choice of two patterns: The classic design has a border print, and the Peacock version is imprinted with tasteful feathers. The 50-by-60-inch size means you won?t look like you?re hiding beneath a bedsheet.

Each one has a handy how-to-wear guide on a hangtag, inspiring you to wear your poncho as everything from an oversized scarf to a shoulder shawl. We fold our poncho in its little carry pouch and keep it in the car glove box as a security blanket against the shivers.

Señor Tyrone is available at Fred Segal Melrose at Ron Robinson, 8118 Melrose Ave.; 323-651-1935 or

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