Friday, November 1, 2013

Inflate Your Fashion: Padded and Puffa Jackets for Autumn Winter 2013/14

After an unseasonable warm autumn, it would seem the chill has crept up on us with the speed of  winter’s gale-force winds. Gone are the light-weight jackets and outcome the big hitters - padded winter coats and insulating outwear is all we will see for the coming months.

One thing my discerning eye noticed is that the fashion-pack seemed to have decided if it isn’t  quilted, then it isn’t worth wearing. Whilst the Fair Isle jumper and 90s fisherman have been rather prevalent, the most desired item for this winter is the padded and quilted puffa jacket. 

The history of the padded puffa goes back quite a way, to a time when men needed an insulating outwear option during the harshest of months. This key ideal still remains at the heart of the jackets design and ethos, but with great thanks to the big fashion gurus, they come in an array of must-have-right-now styles and eye-wateringly good designs.

Moncler have brought out some stunning jackets this season and the bottle green, down insulated Hubert jacket is a firm favourite. Finished with ribbed collar and coyote fur trimmed hood, this jacket will keep you warm and looking your best in the depth of winter. The more achievable brands have also been putting out designs as impressive as big names. The 

Diesel wanton jacket in black available from Diffusion is an expertly crafted piece of outerwear from  a brand who specialise in keeping the urban-wearer stylish. This a great street-ready option that will keep you warm and looking sharp from am to pm in effortless style, and warmth.
Diesel Wanton Jacket 
Last on the list is the petrol green contemporary take on a classic by Fendi. The funnel neck cleverly 

conceals a zip away hood and the long sleeves with ribbed cuffs will be sure to keep you warm - regardless of dipping temperatures. 

So there you have it, three of the top padded puffa jackets to ensure you’re part of the fashion elite this winter. Just team them with worker boots and distressed denim for an off-duty look, but remember, the puffa can also add a sharp fashion edge to smart suits and more preppy styles too.

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