Outerwear Season Is Upon Us. Prepare Accordingly.
Five handsome pieces to best Mother Nature, no matter your personal style
In Partnership with Neiman Marcus
While some of us are still getting by with little more than the occasional windbreaker, cardigan or jean jacket as our only necessary protection against drops in the mercury, the time will come soon enough when ol’ Mother Nature takes the gloves off. Make no mistake, the frigid days of winter are rapidly approaching, whether we like it or not.
Thus, it would behoove us to be prepared — and what better form can preparation take than a handsome new piece of outerwear? We’ve partnered with our friends at Neiman Marcus to select five of our favorite styles from their winter collection that are sure to keep you not only comfy and cozy, but also fielding compliments all season long. Check them out below.
Canada Goose is arguably the gold standard when it comes to luxury parkas, so it’s no surprise that their signature shoulder patch is so darn ubiquitous on the coldest days of the year. The Langford is a slightly elongated version of the parka for greater leg coverage, boasting 625 fill power White Duck Down for maximum warmth, recessed rib-knit cuffs and a two-way adjustable down-filled hood with a removable fur ruff. This bad boy is rated for temps as low as -25 Celsius, and if you’re regularly venturing out in anything below that, you should probably just move.
If you’re looking for something equally warm but slightly more sleek than a traditional parka, look no further than the 3Q from Moose Knuckles — 650 fill power down, detachable hood, zippered side vents (a godsend for commuting) and pockets galore, all wrapped up in an expertly tailored fit that’ll play from an icy peak to a city street with equal aplomb.
The quilted puffer is a supremely versatile piece of outerwear — it can serve as your outer layer with a sporty look, function as a layering piece below an overcoat, do double-duty as a pillow on a long flight … it’s an all-around workhorse. And being that they’ve been at this for going on 70 years, it’s no surprise that Moncler does the puffer right — a tailored fit crafted from durable, weatherproof (and breathable) Longue Saison Nylon, with a boudin quilted construction and luxury down fill. Buy it once and never have to again.
The Shirt Jacket
Your pals at InsideHook are notorious suckers for a quality “shacket” — it’s a versatile style that boasts casual vibes and, much like the aforementioned puffer, also makes for a great layering piece. The legendary tailors at Brioni have taken theirs up a notch by crafting it from a quilted polyester that’s not only warm, water-resistant and eye-catching, but also has the benefit of being GRS certified sustainable. Good for your style, good for the earth. Win-win.
The Car Coat
A good car coat is all about the cut — too narrow and you’re struggling to fit a sweater underneath, too boxy and you’re lost in it. Luckily Dries Van Noten is an absolute master of tailoring and thus has crafted the perfect fit with clean, elegant lines for an effect that is at once understated and impactful. For occasions when you’re wearing a suit, this is the coat to wear over it.
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