• Layering Down

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    Down is back again. But long gone is the marshmallow silhouette of yore. Today, it sits closer to the body and can be found with up to 900-fill Canadian HutteriteDown™ insulation to keep you toasty without looking like you’ve put on any winter weight. In fact, technical outdoor apparel lines like Canada’s Westcomb don’t even call them jackets anymore, but sweaters. This makes down, in its slimmer rendering, ideal for layering over or under your fall wardrobe.

    Here, I layered my boys in nylon down, front-zip fleece hoodies, and button-down shirting. Mixing not only patterns, but textures, is the key to layering beyond just the functionality or warmth (and the option to shed layers once you get to the office or too hot playing ultimate frisbee on the weekend). The luster of the nylon shell creates a rich contrast against the matte texture of fleece. Given its super lightweight and compressible fill, down vests and jackets can easily be layered under tailored clothing too. Tweed sport-coats, grey flannel suiting, and navy blazers...they’re all down.

    Sep 11, 2013 | Permalink (5) Total Comments

    Hannah left a comment on 10/17/2013 at 5:00 PM:

    This is fantastic. They couldn’t be any cuter.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 10/16/2013 at 11:03 PM:

    @Big Jon—Ten and 12.


    Big Jon left a comment on 10/16/2013 at 4:42 PM:

    Very cool. How old are your sons now?


    Lauren left a comment on 10/16/2013 at 2:43 PM:

    I am all about layers when it comes to the fall! :)

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/


    Stacy left a comment on 10/16/2013 at 2:36 PM:

    I’ve skied and worked in the ski wear industry. As far back as I can remember, there have been down sweaters. Patagonia makes some of my favorites. Down sweaters and vests are great to layer under and over many things and are versatile and light.


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