By Leah Chernikoff at Fashionista
Classic outdoor apparel label Penfield has teamed up again with Rag & Bone to create a limited edition quilted down jacket for the holiday season. Winter coats, especially quilted puffers, are not particularly flattering. That’s why we’re pushing the military anorak as the winter coat of choice. Because while quilted parkas are very good at keeping you warm, they’re also really good at rendering you into a shapeless blob.
But the Penfield for Rag & Bone quilted winter jacket manages to avoid the Michelin man-effect. It’s puffy and quilted and full of down but it’s also tailored and even looks slimming. It’s the perfect mix of Penfield’s heritage look–it comes in charcoal Schoeller wool with snap front pockets and corduroy at the shoulders–with Rag & Bone’s tailoring. The jacket is longer than most puffers that hit at the waist, accentuating the nipped-in waist.
At $895, the price is a bit steep. But the sleeves zip off so that the jacket doubles as a vest, so, if it helps at all, it’s a two for one deal. The jacket will be sold in all Rag & Bone boutiques, including their Tokyo flagship, at Bergdorf’s, Barney’s, Saks, Nordstrom’s and Shopbop.com, starting the last week in November.
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