Puffer Vests & Tailored Jackets

March 28th, 2012

The tail end of Winter is lingering and giving us a few more days to work in some layering. Try a down vest over a tailored jacket as a nice high/low transitional look.

Gabe (as feature here and here) and I give a few examples below.

1. Weekend in the LES

It’s almost Spring but there’s still a chill in the air from Winter. It’s a perfect time to break out Spring looks, with one extra layer for warmth.

A knit blazer is soft and casual, making more appropriate for the weekend than the office.

With a more casual jacket, like this knit with patch pockets, flipping up the collar/lapel under the vest gives it an element of non-chalance. Here Gabe wears it more as a sweater than tailored wear.

2. Casual Friday

Tweed jacket, dark jeans, plaid scarf –  classic.

A down vest on top – twist.

These layered looks are great for transitional weather because they can be easily manipulated by adding or removing pieces.

3. Brisk Morning Commute 

Break the morning chill on your way to the office, than lose the tie and jacket to hit the pub after work.

Gabe takes it a step further and tastefully introduces pattern mixing into this separates look.

A solid, a stripe, a check and a repeat print. Well done.

4. Business Casual

I pulled this look from our previous feature on on vest layering Here.

A vest from quality fabrics, like this flannel herringbone and leather, is more natural with a put-together look than a typical nylon puffer.

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

 

Photography by Alex Crawford.

  • François

    Hello Dan,

    Do you remember the brand of your plaid scarf ?

    Greetings from France

  • Eric

    *slimey

  • DaveF

    Love the Matsuda shades in look #2 but I can’t for the life of me find them online. Any idea where to look? Or comparable shades in the same style?

  • April M

    Love every look especially look# 2 casual Friday. Love Gabe’s outfit in look 3. Bring back the pleats. Very stylish. But Gabe you should smile more.

  • Jim

    I love this site. Visit every day and always excited when something new is up!

  • Oscar

    I loved the mix of jeans with a gray suit and black vest, awaiting the Brazilian winter to use this combination!!

  • Erin

    Love the layering on casual Friday. And those rooftop shots are gorgeous. New York… I miss you!

    http://fashioncolorwheel.blogspot.com/

  • cam

    thanks for the post Dan but way too trendy for me. give me some of that classic SB ish

  • TO

    First two are great. No 1 is so casual, no 2 classic…+twist BOOM haha that was well put
    Am going to look for a full-length close-up of Gabe on the roof…