With winter upon us, now’s the perfect time to invest hard-earned cash on a brand new coat. And when you’re splashing big bucks on a signature piece, you don’t shop, you buy — pinpointing the perfect mix of style, warmth, and ’fit versatility.
Enter the puffer jacket. Invented by Eddie Bauer in 1936 after an almost-fatal run-in with hypothermia on a winter fishing trip, the practical jacket traditionally featured down feather filling and quilted fabric. Originating far more out of function than fashion, the focus has always been on creating a practical and technical garment, but recent times have seen its adoption by more fashionable crowds in the biggest ever way.