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Patchwork Season: Stylish Quilted Vests to Layer (or Not)

It seems some folks jump straight from shirtsleeves to parkas when the autumn leaves begin to fall. No, vests are for those in-between days, the time when one extra layer over a thick sweater, a mug of hot cider and the company of a loved one is all we need to keep warm during a stroll through the park. But even when the atmosphere turns up the a/c, a vest beneath your overcoat does wonders; after all, 'tis the season to layer and layer some more. We've rounded up the best quilted vests -- each fashionable and cozy in its own right.

Style Pick: Crescent Down Works Total 60/40 Italian Vest

Timing vest season is tricky — like End of Days math. While we’re no Harold Camping, we do know that the window for warmer chests with free and easy arms is quickly approaching. If you don’t have a down body koozie already, the Crescent Down Works Total 60/40 Italian Vest (~$343) is worth a gander....

Style Pick: Junya Watanabe MAN x Duvetica Padded Gilet

Comme des Garcons designer Junya Watanabe has collaborated with Italian outerwear manufacturers Duvetica to create the Jekyll and Hyde of vests for the upcoming winter season. This fully reversible goose-down padded Gilet features corduroy and tweed panelling as well as the a plaid cotton inner, combining bold styling with all the warmth and protection from...

Vested Interest

Lacoste Puffer Jacket with Removable Sleeves

Down vests are the duck-billed platypuses of the clothing world. You know their sleeveless design evolved for some reason, but that original purpose has long since been lost in a foppish undertow. For that reason, we appreciate this Lacoste Puffer Jacket with Removable Sleeves ($325), because it appeases our stylish sensibility while still making our...

Prepped for Office Winter

J.Press For Urban Outfitters Wool Vest

Collaborations are snowballing in the world of men’s fashion. For better or worse. Despite many hits and failures, J.Press’ decision to design an exclusive line of updated prep wear for a new generation of stylish men definitely catches our eye — no matter how much it may put off traditionalists. To wit: the J.Press Wool...

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Bleu de Paname x Pyrenex Down Vest

Bleu de Paname is a well-respected french company known for their experience with denim. Pyrenex is higher-end french outer wear company with a reputation for producing fashion-forward down winter gear. Their forces and inspiration have clearly combined evenly to produce the amazing vest above. Cut from cotton canvas with a wool outer shell and denim...

Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery

Patagonia Men’s Slingshot Down Vest

Clearly taking some design cues from the likes of Pennfield’s Rockwool Vest, Patagonia’s Slingshot down vest mixes its tried and true technical appeal with a few key touches of fashion-focused flair. Insulated with 600-fill goose down, like all vests, it’s great for keeping your core toasty while retaining flexibility and movement in your arms. It...

Like that utility belt you always wanted, but for poop

DadGear Diaper Vest

Apparently, this is the time of year when the weather just goes crazy.  It’s hot, it’s cold, it’s raining – who can know what’s coming next? Amidst this tumult, there will be a few serendipitous days of perfect spring weather in which to revel. That’s when I go digging for my long-standing spring/fall getup, the...

Eddie Bauer 365 EB800 Fill Power Down Vest

Double Certified True European Goose Down. Sounds Nice. If there’s a clothing outfitter I’d like to see make a decent comeback it’s Eddie Bauer. Call me old school, but the brand had the right roots, but somewhere, somehow a bunch of penny pinchers and incompetent marketers decided to take the brand towards a world of...

Express Puffer Vest

No one wants to swing the typically exorbitant costs of buying a down vest. If you’re looking for a good winter vest you can throw together with some of your other outerwear take a look at this puffer vest from Express for Men. It’s perfect for pairing with a sweater or long sleeve and it...

J.Crew Wool Herringbone Vest

Fall is just around the bend and with fall comes fall attire. Consider yourself ready with a good vest. This herringbone vest from J.Crew is made of English lambswool sourced from the Abraham Moon mill. They use a ‘super-secret’ wash that gives it a softness without detracting from it’s casual feel. Two piece suits aren’t...