Fall Etiquette: The Quilted jacket General Style 61 Comments

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.

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.

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  • Tom

        posted on November 4 , 2010 :

    Been waiting for this post for a while, quilte jackets are undoubtedly one of my favourite items of clothing. What do you think of Lavenham’s new collaboration with Norse Projects? Also, Josh , is that blue ring you’re wearing lapis lasulae? It’s really striking, I like it a lot. Keep up the great work guys!

  • Rory

        posted on November 4 , 2010 :

    Nice, I bought a Barbour Liddesdale myself last year. I see alot of them on the streets of Amsterdam these days but they’re all from a more shiny and thin material but mine is moleskine, a bit thicker and less shiny which looks way better. I also really love their waxcoats which would be cool for a fall etiquette post 2: http://www.swurdin.nl/style/winter-wear-the-barbour-waxcoat

  • roxanne

        posted on November 4 , 2010 :

    I was wondering when you guys were going to post again. I’m a mom with two sons 24 and 15 and I always share your posts with them. It’s so great to see young men…young black men with such great style.

  • Henrik Christiansen

        posted on November 4 , 2010 :

    I got myself a Barbour Liddesdale this year in black with purple lining, and I’m probably getting a rustic green next year. I love Barbour, great prices and great durability! Just remember to check the sizes – they tend to run a little small. I’m usually a PRL custom fit medium, but had to size down to a small Barbour Liddesdale in order to make the shoulders fit properly.
    I can also recommend countryattire.co.uk – great retailer for buying Barbour online. Great prices and they respond with great measurements within hours by email, even faster if the live chat is online.

  • K.Mack

        posted on November 4 , 2010 :

    Josh you cut your hair! Lookin’ good home skillet =)

    I love your play on textures. I don’t see too many fellas doing anything spectacular with their quilted jackets as of late but hopefully with this post, the fellas can take notes.

    Well done my love.

  • Troy

        posted on November 4 , 2010 :

    It just happens to be raining and guess what? I have on the Ralph Lauren jacket that Mr. Kissi has on only mine is black and when I bought it two years ago it was advertised as a hunting jacket, it also came with an inside snap to snap in gloves. The other day I saw the Ben Sherman quilted jacket had to have it and got it home and was a bit down that it doesn’t come or cover the jacket length if you wore a suit underneath but the Ralph Lauren one does just fine. This was, again, a superb article, I’ll keep reading. By the way are both jackets featured Ralph Lauren?

  • Troy

        posted on November 4 , 2010 :

    Oh never mind I saw that both are, oops! It pays to really read:)

  • Troy

        posted on November 4 , 2010 :

    to Roxanne: you may want to click on the word Links on the top of the page here, there are a quite a few of excellent black male bloggers on the issue of style and beyond. One really outstanding young man:
    Always worth a visit.

  • Reggie

        posted on November 4 , 2010 :

    yo my man this is the best SE post in a while. I’ve been eyeballing a quilted jacket for a minute just need to get on this J O B grind haha

  • mat ahoy

        posted on November 4 , 2010 :

    looking great, quilted jackets are really common over in the uk but most are really boring. these ones are great,esp with the contrasting cord collar and coloured outer. i have some saddle shoes just like those but they came with really naff laces, wish i could find some just like those

  • Istanbulboy

        posted on November 4 , 2010 :

    I love your photos, they are always of such high quality. But besides, congratulations on making the quilted jackets look less preppy or London-Chelsea. Funnily enough I am currently wearing the same patterned scarf, a similar pair of Timberland boots and a Barbour quilted jacket. I totally see this as the accessories of this season! + the beads, OMG, I love them. Such a wonderful combination and contrast at the same time. And apart from the quilted jackets, there is also Harry’s Tweed, which is great to combine with your look. Thanks for sharing and for being such an inspiration.


  • MarcoBerlin

        posted on November 4 , 2010 :

    Again, great photos and I see you guys carry on with the military trend this season. military pants this and last post! I love them. Especially in combination with fine and classic shirts and jackets. I got my cargo pant from the Zara collection just a month ago. Its grey and very good fitting. nice slim fit!
    Sadly your shoes are not available in Germany.
    cheers from Berlin and rock on.
    MarcoBerlin from Trendzeta.de

  • JR

        posted on November 5 , 2010 :

    hey Josh, have you been doing squats lately? your legs are looking beefier these past two blog posts, and I thought your old proportions were pretty much perfect. just my opinion though, content is great as always.

  • jeremydante

        posted on November 5 , 2010 :

    a very, very necessary post for the fall. great work; i’ve been eyeing quilted coats since last summer.
    - a very classic style statement & you’ve diversified it with a few modern style touches.

    great work.

  • goke313

        posted on November 5 , 2010 :

    great fits….recently purchased 1 from asos

  • Kadeem J.

        posted on November 5 , 2010 :

    The hair is gone! Its about to get even crazier now bro! Great post never dawned on me how quilted jackets really are a necessity in mean’s wardrobe.

    P.S. Jerry looks like someone’s dapper father lol. Steezy. I’m glad he finally listened to the wise men.

  • Samuel

        posted on November 5 , 2010 :

    This is a killer post. I think you guys have some of the most unique and awesome styling.


  • JK

        posted on November 5 , 2010 :

    @Tom: Hey Tom, it’s a ring from Buffalo Exchange I doubt its lapis lasulae because of how cheap it was but you can never be too sure though, The collaboration looks great to me a classic quilted jacket can’t do too much wrong there , I would prefer corduroy/suede detailing on the outershell but it still looks great.
    @Rory: Nice, I think that’s the model everyone has from gents to misses , if the coat has a sheen/shine to it it’s most likely a waxed outer material which is also becoming very popular -

    @roxanne: Thank you ma’am appreciate it greatly , it really inspires us in such a great way that someone’s actual mother checks our site and supports us.
    @K.Mack: Thank you Katie, it definitely took some hard pondering lol – hope all is great I see your moving very well with everything , and you’re right i think that’s why we decided to do a post on the piece.

    @Troy: Thanks for dropping that link to Robert’s site, a incredible writer and even greater personality if you speak with him.
    Hey what else can I say except great minds think alike? (cliche) i’s a hunters jacket no way around that but in the post we were focusing on the fabric and pattern of the jacket. I’ll look into the Ben Sherman one or if you could drop a link to pic

  • Sassncurlz

        posted on November 5 , 2010 :

    So nice! I wish I could get my boyfriend to wear one of these jackets….hum…maybe I can ;o)

  • unitedstyle

        posted on November 5 , 2010 :

    Always been a fan of the quilted look. Something about the diamond pattern just feels right. Jerry’s jacket is very cool.

  • Neef @ACLeagueLow

        posted on November 5 , 2010 :

    Great post bro….. I remember Jerry from the genesis project you guys were doing with going around the different Borroughs to find great style guys for the project. I wonder whatever happened to that post??? ANYWAY lol The quilted jacket has been a staple i believe since 2008 with most guys that i know. Its extremely reliable when your without the toggle or the peacoat….. Great post fellas much respect….

    Hanif Castle of ACL

  • Citizette.com

        posted on November 5 , 2010 :

    on another note, Iooks like you’ve changed up the hairstyle! Pardon me if I’m late on that. Nice post as always.

  • Ken

        posted on November 5 , 2010 :

    And another one lol.
    Great fits as usual, people really underestimate the power of a scarf!
    Unfortunately david z’s online store is really inconsistent so I’m considering checking them out in person, what’s the price point on them?


        posted on November 6 , 2010 :

    Nice post guys!

    I really like the look of your jackets and those corduroy features are cool.
    I own a quilted jacket by Lavenham myself and they really add some flair to any outfit imo :)

    @ Joshua
    Ever since I saw your bracelets I’ve been wondering were got them from.. Could you give some info on this please?

  • Tom

        posted on November 6 , 2010 :

    Sorry to reply again, but are you considering a pea coat post? Because I recently purchased a heavily discounted Jaeger pea coat and am wondering how to make it look more interesting than the usual basics. Thanks again!

  • Coldsun

        posted on November 6 , 2010 :

    Josh has cut the hair off.. Still a good look bro…
    And i’m convinced Jerry is lying about his age… Can you be 18 and be that well dressed and look that grown!?!? lol
    Good post, I miss you homies man… See ya’ll soon hopefully

  • Lillan

        posted on November 6 , 2010 :

    I’m blown away by how awesome you dress, also your friend! I’m in love, you both are incredibly beautiful. Also great pictures.

  • Kristopher

        posted on November 7 , 2010 :

    SIck post gents! I’m lovin the setting you used for the shots. and you cut your hair?!?! Lookin Fresh. Aside from the quilted jackets which are clearly dope, I am a huge fan of the shawl cardigans. I recently acquired a nice charcoal grey cable knit one courtesy of my loving girlfriend which I wear quite often. You guys never disappoint! Keep it up.

  • Jack

        posted on November 7 , 2010 :

    Hey – nice blog, simply looking around some blogs, seems a pretty nice platform you are using. I am currently using WordPress for a few of my sites but trying to vary one of them over to a platform just like yours as an effort run. Anything in specific you would suggest concerning it?

  • w

        posted on November 7 , 2010 :

    Do you know when those shoes in the post will be released?


  • Micah

        posted on November 8 , 2010 :

    It must’ve been hart to cut the ribbon from the hat haha. I really dig the ingenuity

  • JK

        posted on November 8 , 2010 :

    @mat ahoy: Yes I agree, also the price goes up as the details on the jackets get more intricate with corduroy collars, suede shoulder portions and such, but I can’t say I dislike it, its all about the details of the jacket for me.

    @Istanbulboy: Thanks sir, I mean with every piece there is a path you can take on how you want your look to be depicted , either prep/americana/urban/military or a mix

    @MarcoBerlin: You can definitely tell I’m enjoying my cargo pants its really a interesting piece to have kind of changes up the usual from jeans/trousers to give off a diff look like mixing a blazer with cargos , yeah sorry about that the shoes are only avail in North America at the moment.

    * think theyre sold out.
    @JR: lol I have been gaining weight and exercising a bit just to stay healthy, but ofcourse as I age my metabolism slows down days where I could eat anything are slowly coming to a stop lol , thanks though

    Thanks Jeremy ,

  • anastasiia

        posted on November 8 , 2010 :

    Thank you for another wonderful post
    I always look forward to updates on your site

  • The Prestige

        posted on November 8 , 2010 :

    I knew burberry came out with some nice jackets last year, but I like the Ralph Laurens you guys are rocking a lot better. The detail and the corduroy feature on the shoulders is really nice. Tanner belt seems to be aging nicely. Its kinda a weird question but what kind of razor does Jerry use to keep it so levelled?

  • Justin FitzPatrick

        posted on November 8 , 2010 :

    can’t say that I am feeling the white socks but I am definitely loving the saddle’s. I was stressing on my blog last spring how saddle’s were going to come back and BOOM, this season they have spouted up on everyone’s fall/winter line up. The classics always return, I just wished that they would stay longer than a season!!


  • carlos

        posted on November 9 , 2010 :

    I love the hunter inspired aspect of the whole wardrobe. OD Green BDU’s, High boots, and of course the shoulder patching that cushions the recoil of the rifles and shotguns.
    Very very nicely done, yet again!

  • Clyde Shuman

        posted on November 9 , 2010 :

    Joshua: Read the 1st 2 sentences of your post. What’s not to love about a quilted jacket? Then you name 3 characteristics that one would have thought desirable. However, in context it appears that these are things not to love. I think I know what you intended, but syntax matters.

  • robel

        posted on November 9 , 2010 :

    Im new to streetetiquette and like Jkissi back in 2007 im in my own style evolution. Does anybody know where i can get oxfords with a slim fit for a guy who is 6’2 155lb?

  • tommy

        posted on November 10 , 2010 :

  • Modereporters

        posted on November 10 , 2010 :

    You two look very nice! I especially like the details pictures! If two guys like you were walking on the streets of Europe more often, it would be a much easier job for me and my sister!


  • lifeofkings

        posted on November 11 , 2010 :

    You guys really know how to put things together well, and the pieces you choose are always timeless. keep up the good work. Your definitely inspiring. lifeofkings.com

  • Abigail Ny

        posted on November 11 , 2010 :

    That is a great shoot, love the outfits! I’m the biggest fan of menwear and men’s inspired pieces!
    Love how those jackets can be worn to look good instead of just to keep warm!!


  • jen smith

        posted on November 12 , 2010 :

    Just found your blog today and I love it…..you guys have great style…you have a new follower!


  • WOLF

        posted on November 12 , 2010 :

    just great, u guys put things together sooo great. great job..


        posted on November 16 , 2010 :

    great jackets! so classy! thanks for sharing
    i just bumped into your blog! love it!

    ciao ciao from rome

  • Jon

        posted on November 16 , 2010 :

    PRL made a much nicer version of the “Richmond” jacket the past few years called the “Fischer.” It was fleece lined, had more suede accents and wasn’t cropped as short. I unfortunately put on 10 pounds since then and it’s the same year they decide to give it a facelift. =_(

  • T

        posted on November 17 , 2010 :

    Extremely dapper. I very much like the rings on your right hand.

  • Stan

        posted on November 17 , 2010 :

    Yo! I just read about these in this months Complex Mag., I saw some of these in the stores, but I questioned them; whether they would be warm enough, or dressy enough when necessary. Sure enough I come to your page and I see you guys rockin them with style.

  • Vivi.lesgamines

        posted on November 20 , 2010 :

    I just discovered your blog, I like your style !

  • Søren Rømer

        posted on November 22 , 2010 :

    Wow, that’s a proper fall look, guys!

    Nice blog, btw! I’m most definitely coming back to this one!

  • DGW Knits

        posted on November 24 , 2010 :

    Love the style, love the knitwear!

  • Jerry

        posted on November 25 , 2010 :

    C’mon guys waiting for another post. You ran outta clothes or what? Haha.

  • Matt

        posted on November 27 , 2010 :

    No way is that guy 18!

    Nice looks though…

  • Jack

        posted on December 1 , 2010 :


    They’re just running out of ideas to copy

  • Brick Callahan

        posted on December 1 , 2010 :

    @Clyde Shuman:

    Hey, Clyde. I’m just seeing your post. I overlooked this piece before it published, so I’m going to shoulder the blame for this subtle error. It’s been corrected. Thanks for the good eye and for reading. – Alex

  • NFL Gear

        posted on December 3 , 2010 :

    I thought I would post my first NFL Gear
    comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Great blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  • Paul Knox

        posted on December 4 , 2010 :

    You guys really need to stop cuffing your pants.

  • Mateo

        posted on December 8 , 2010 :

    I’m not a big fan of the quilted jacket but I definitely reading this post and learning about that certain style. Always learn something new here.

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        posted on December 31 , 2010 :

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  • Christian Audigier

        posted on January 8 , 2011 :

    You know how to balance writing and images/videos. However, I cant get over how little you Christian Audigier actually bring to light here. I think that everyones said the same thing that youve said over and over again

  • Jared

        posted on January 12 , 2011 :


    Any idea what military / year those cargo pants are from? They look like a great fit!