Friday, October 19, 2012

Quilted Coats

It's that time of year where it is cold enough to grab a jacket, but the temperature hasn't fallen enough to reach for the heavy winter wear. Quilted Coats are perfectly in season. Here are some of my favorites:

You can't go wrong with a Barbour Vintage Quilted Jacket. Whether it is their Heritage, Classic, or Lifestyle collection, Barbours are timeless additions to any wardrobe. As far as colors, the Olive is truly the original, but the jacket also comes in a lovely Black or Brown.

Same goes for the Burberry Quilted Jacket. There's a reason these two brands continue to bring back the same style, year after year.  For the most wear for the buck, I'd go with the Black coat. It's befitting of almost every outfit - casual or cocktail. Although, if you're feeling like you want to have a little fun, go for flare with the Red. New Chino (khaki) and Trench (cream) are also nice choices.

Vineyard Vines did come out with a quilted coat a few years ago. It's great, with brown corduroy piping and under collar, in case you want it popped. The back has two bottom snaps, perfect for us equestrians. I was lucky enough to nab one of these, which unfortunately they no longer carry, and sadly I was unable to confirm whether or not they would ever bring it back, so I'll stop gushing about it now. 

Brooks Brothers also came out with a quilted coat, which they have discontinued, but that is opening a whole 'nother can of worms, and you don't want to get me started on that...