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The Nordic Skiing Issue
Is Air the New Down?

Tested: NuDown Mount Whitney Vest

NuDown, a small company based in Reno, Nevada, has an innovative new solution and it might just be better than down: air. Sometimes the best solution is the one that's all around you. We tried out the Mount Whitney vest and came away impressed.

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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: 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

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

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


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

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

Like that utility belt you always wanted, but for poop

DadGear Diaper Vest

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

Eddie Bauer 365 EB800 Fill Power Down Vest

Double Certified True European Goose Down. Sounds Nice.

Eddie-Bauer-365-EB800-Fill-Power-Down-Vest.jpgIf 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

Express Puffer Vest

express.puffer.vest.jpgNo 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.

J.Crew Wool Herringbone Vest

j.crew_vest.jpgFall 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