LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Not Your Grandmother’s Quilt

Let's Hear it for the Boys

There’s something very classic about a quilted jacket. It’s such a polished piece that’s smart and sporty at the same time. There are two scenarios where I can picture a quilted jacket being worn to perfection. The first scenario is a hunt on horseback on a damp fall day somewhere in a rural hillside of England. The second scenario is a walking in the city early in the morning on a crisp early spring/late winter day. I just happened to bump into this Fashionisto while the second scenario was playing out and had to stop him because his outfit was just perfection.

Not only is he wearing that quilted jacket like it’s his job, he has some awesome layering going on. The polo with the popped collar (I’m obsessed) under the quarter-zip sweater under the quilted jacket is a great way to layer in this confusing March weather. Last week it was 60 degrees outside and today we had a snow day! Layering like this Fashionisto ensures that you are prepared for whatever Mother Nature has to throw at you. This Fashionisto has the perfect pair of medium-wash jeans on to keep the outfit casual enough to wear when running from class to the library on any old weekday. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: medium-wash jeans are a man’s best friend. They go with virtually everything and can be worn effortlessly in any season. They’re dark enough to pair with your earth tones in the winter and light enough to be worn with bright colors in the summer. Also, never underestimate the versatility of a classic pair of boat shoes. The dark leather pair this Fashionisto is wearing looks great with his casual outfit, but they could easily be dressed up for a more formal affair.

Now, let’s discuss this quilted jacket. Fist off, the dark green reminds me of a forest of trees in the best way possible. It’s such a warm and cozy color that is almost too quintessential of winter and spring. The cut of this jacket is so classic and adaptable to any occasion. It’s on the dressier side though, so it simply pulls together any casual outfit to make it look a little more prim and proper. Finally, the gold zipper and snaps are such great little details that add so much character to the jacket and give it a sophisticated look. Whether you’re running to your 8 a.m. class or just happen to be hunting on horseback, you can never go wrong with a quilted jacket.

Hint: To get a jacket just like this Fashionisto’s, check out Barbour. They have a lot of different color options and styles to choose from. Another place to look is Burberry. They are famous for their quilted jackets and will look effortlessly chic with literally any outfit. If you’re on the more daring side, try a quilted jacket in a bright color. It’s a great modern twist on a classic piece.

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