As we transition between seasons, here’s a down vest from Vilebrequin that’s light enough to work through the spring but warm enough to be a go-to mid layer piece until temperatures begin to rise again. The design’s pretty basic but comes from a brand that’s known to protect and last. The duck down fill will surely do the trick while the fit and colorways will make this a classic piece in your wardrobe.
Real McCoys product for Winter season has dropped at Superdenim with this deer skin down vest leading the charge. It comes in a brown shell that’s made from deer skin and fitted with Buck suede on the shoulder. The label consistently delivers classic sportswear-inspired pieces with all the right luxurious touches and this down vest is no different. It’s made in Japan and features duck down filling, ensuring top notch insulation.
It’s always good to have options and for that, we bring you a look at Rocky Mountain Featherbed Company’s military-inspired down vests. They’re well designed with deep front pockets and a slim fit throughout and come in tan, olive and black. The style is a bit out there but it’s definitely unique from most of the vests we’ve come across this season.
There’s always one down vest each season that catches our attention and never lets go. This time around, Stone Island’s Shadow Project holds the crown with their Modular down vest. It features vertical chest pockets, a raised collar with velcro band.
The right down vest during the spring and summer can be a great add-on for those cooler nights we’re inevitably going to hit. This particular one from Nonnative is a perfect transitional piece especially due to its fit and beige shell. It features two waist patch pockets and is finished with a gold press stud fastening. The piece is made in Japan from 100% cotton and filled with 100% down feathers.
French label Bleu de Paname is still fairly young but their products and delivery are really something to admire and respect. Entitled “uniforme,” the fall season collection features reworked bombers, work shirts, and jackets that acquire modern detailing like mismatched pockets and elbow patches. This down vest is just another solid offering from the line. The navy/gray combination works well and will definitely prove to be more versatile than folks think.
The good folks over at Complex just dropped a pretty solid list of down vests and in the mix was this Slingshot Down Vest from Patagonia. It’s a 600-fill-power goose down vest with snap closure up front, a drop-tail hem, and a subtle western-style yoke that really looks good, especially in this color combination.
The price is pretty reasonable as well, given the high level of craftsmanship as well as the utility you’ll get from this pickup.
This Wings + Horns piece was actually made for the Japanese market but the folks at Roden Gray have managed to grab a limited number of them as part of a release to select retailers in North America. The Sueded Tiger Fleece down vest is available in both black and white using Wings + Horns signature Tiger Fleece. It was initially produced for Tomorrowland Japan.
Buy It: $360 at Roden Gray
From the David Beckham for adidas Originals by Originals Collection (ObyO), which is designed by James Bond, comes the Hooded Down Vest. It’s filled with real down feathers and made of Scottish premium Harris Tweed wool. On the inside, you can see the lining’s made from coloured satin which maintains the luxe-level appeal. It’s all topped off with the Harris Tweed logo on the inside for the much-welcomed stamp of approval.
We’d tell you to add this to your Christmas list but there’s a good chance it’ll sell out before then.
From Canadian outfitter Canada Goose comes this vest inspired by the label’s iconic Expedition Parka design. It’s fitted with plenty of internal and external pockets as well as a versatile removable down filled hood, secure Velcro collar and storm flap protection over the front zipper. The cut is a bit slimmer than we’re used to seeing on vests and outerwear pieces alike, which definitely works in your favor when traveling from work to play and vice versa.