Puff Piece: 8 Puffer Jackets To Own This Winter

Puff Piece: 8 Puffer Jackets To Own This Winter

VMAN is breaking down the season’s latest take on oversized outerwear.

VMAN is breaking down the season’s latest take on oversized outerwear.

Text: Maxwell N. Burnstein

Since their inception, puffer jackets have been heralded as the ultimate utilitarian piece of outerwear since Eddie Bauer invented it in 1936 during a wilderness trip that nearly led him to develop hypothermia. As a response to his experience surviving the harsh winter cold, the quilted rows encased with feathers have received sleek tailoring and silhouette modifications throughout the course of their modern revival.

As of recently, the iconic staple has been able to take shape in various forms, being made over by the likes of mega-brands Moncler and Canada Goose—as well as making their valiant return on the FW17 runways of Vetements, Craig Green and Balenciaga. From the great outdoors to the slicked city streets of New York VMAN has rounded-up the most essential puffer jackets to keep you warm this winter.

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