Since the early 1900s, down jackets have been an effective way to stay warm even in the most extreme weather conditions. Through the years, brands such as Moncler have taken the down jacket from sports and leisurewear to the world of fashion and style. Today, down jackets come in many different styles and weights – the lightest can be worn as comfortable jumpers on balmy summer evenings, while the warmest can still mean the difference between life and death on arctic expeditions.
Contemporary designs of down jacket include cuts inspired by blazers, shirt jackets and classic hooded sports jackets, to name but a few. The outer materials used now even include luxurious flannels for a discreet and sophisticated look. Thin and shiny synthetic fabrics allow for ultra-light jackets which, when combined with jeans or high-waisted trousers, make for an exciting fashion statement.
The main consideration when purchasing a down jacket should be how you intend to use it. There is room for several different types of down jackets in your wardrobe – thin, lightly constructed jackets can serve as insulating mid-layers under overcoats and shell jackets, while more heavy-duty down parkas make excellent outerwear. Find more inspiration on how to buy, wear and match your down jacket in Carl Magazine.