Given the sweltering summer that settled in across the country back in May, autumn couldn’t be arriving any sooner. And with its cool breeze comes the inherent pleasure of pulling on a great piece of outerwear. Penfield knows a few things about outerwear. They’ve been at it since 1975. My favorite piece they consistently turn out is the down-filled puffer vest. It’s a prep classic.
Earlier this year, Penfield set me and a couple friends loose with their upcoming collection of jackets, vests, and cold weather accessories. Shot on location in Massachusetts and styled by Christine Mitchell (N’east Style) and Branden “Skip” Brooks (Alex Grant), “From Rockport to Cambridge” is a visual introduction to Penfield’s forthcoming Fall/Winter 2011 Collection. The concept for the look book is loosely based on the darling style feature Mitchell and Brooks endearingly call “Date Night.” You can peruse the lookbook in its entirety at PenfieldUSA.com in addition to pre-ordering a handpicked selection of lightweight outerwear due out the first week of September. Now, if only we could get autumn to ship at the same time.
Photographs*: F.E. Castleberry
Styling: Skip Brooks, Christine Mitchell
Outerwear, Sweaters, Shirting: Penfield
Models: Neal, Madeline
*You can experience larger versions of the images here.