Joshua Kissi: What’s not to love about the quilted jacket? Comfort, design, and durability are characteristics that make it a desirable piece. But past that, when the temperature drops, the quilted jacket isn’t just a piece of outerwear—it’s a necessary piece of outerwear.
The pairing of a polyester outer shell and nylon lining is the perfect armor to fight off chilly conditions and remain comfortable to maneuver your way through day-to-day settings. If you’re looking to expand your wardrobe in the outerwear section, a nice quilted jacket is something to look in to.
I have fond memories of my first quilted jacket—a navy number with thermal lining—which was a bit heavier and locked out cold winds. Almost like any piece we wear today, it provides versatility with options ranging from pairing the jacket with a suit/tie combination to a more casual getup.
People: You probably remember our good friend Jerry from our Black Ivy Editorial. At 18 years, Jerry was the youngest participant in the project. Although not yet categorized as a photographer, blogger or designer, Jerry understands the importance of how to dress well through the use of color palettes, textures, and proportions, much like our other friends we collaborate with for our posts.
- Ralph Lauren Richmond Quilted Jacket
- Lands End Flannel shirt
- Vintage Pendleton zip cardigan
- Uniqlo pants
- Vintage Tommy Hilfiger saddle shoes
- Uniqlo cable knit drivers cap
Although Jerry and I are wearing Ralph Lauren quilted jackets, the piece on its own makes you think of English brands such as Barbour, that have personified the history and meaning of the jacket for both men and women. Individuals abroad have always been fond of the brand, but the growing popularity in workwear-inspired clothing in the states has resulted in a renewed interest in heritage brands.
Taken from Barbour.com
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Fit Description: The jacket’s light weight lends itself to layering, which is always appropriate this time of year.
What would be a post without injecting some sort of creativity? I don’t wear a timepiece in most of our posts, but I’ve recently been on the hunt for one that’s tasteful. Without realizing it, I’ve eliminated an accessory that plays a crucial role in any particular outfit. I was able to find a vintage strapless timepiece lying around. Instead of purchasing new straps, I snipped off some fabric (same from the recently featured porkpie hat) and looped it through the watch. I was really satisfied with the outcome.
- Ralph Lauren
- Uniqlo Corduroy oxford
- Vintage shawl neck cardigan
- Military-Issued Cargo Pants
- Tanner Goods belt (One year in )
- Sebago Nexus Project Boots
- Vintage scarf
I’ve favored these boots this fall over my usual footwear. Not only are they a staple color (brown), but they also have a slim silhouette, which I prefer in a boot. During New York Fashion Week, Travis wore the same Sebago boots. These were brought to you by the gentleman of the Nexus Project, and more specifically, through the collaborative work of Ronnie Fieg and Cultureshoq’s Greg Weinstein.