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Sunday, September 20, 2009

On the Street....Quilted Coat, London

Quilted jackets and coats have gotten such a bad rep as old stuffy hunting clothes. However, guys like this show the cool way to wear it.

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Blogger Jax said ... (9:36 PM) : 

He looks HOT. LOVE British boys.


Blogger jef said ... (9:48 PM) : 

so cute


Blogger The Calvin Show said ... (10:03 PM) : 

I suppose I've never been a fan of it because it just reminds me of something that goes up on a wall in a diner. : (


Blogger thomas said ... (10:12 PM) : 

sooo true. he wears this well.


Blogger i heart chiclets said ... (10:21 PM) : 

that is quite a whole new take on the typical quilted jacket. It looks classy but at the same time casual and is at the same time practical as it is a "hunter's" jacket.


Blogger TheresaTNY said ... (10:30 PM) : 

guess it's time to take our mine from the closet and prepare for the next season.


Anonymous Holly said ... (10:33 PM) : 

I'm a fan of quilted jackets always have been...I think of a sky resort and cold weather loving beings...I do think the fit should be stream line like the one you captured...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:42 PM) : 

i don't still looks like an old ladies'coat.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:18 PM) : 

"The cool way to wear it" ?

He's just wearing it.

I see nothing that makes it beyond...a quilted coat.


Blogger RJ said ... (11:52 PM) : 

I want it.


Blogger keli * said ... (12:06 AM) : 

I like it. cute.


Blogger Jacqueline said ... (12:15 AM) : 

He definitely OWNS the jacket. You are right about that!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:34 AM) : 

Lovely look. Traditional and yet terribly cool.


Blogger pablo said ... (12:45 AM) : 

i think the secret is his haircut


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (1:22 AM) : 

He really does make it cool!


Blogger flybynightkarmarepair said ... (1:37 AM) : 

What Pablo said...that is an awesome haircut.

And what Holly said. This jacket is thin enough to avoid the Michelin Man look, and carefully tailored. It also fits him well. Look at where the shoulder seam is on his body. The length...both of the body and of the sleeve.

Wonder how this would look in say an Aubergine??? Or a deep, rusty Burnt Sienna???


Anonymous margot said ... (1:51 AM) : 

I'm with Jax the first commenter. It's the hair + the blue eyes + the nose + the upturned collar -- it all says $$$


Blogger Joy Mars said ... (5:09 AM) : 

His haircut is much better than the jacket. What do they call those things in Britain? Anoraks?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:06 AM) : 

This is how these jackets are worn by many bankers in London (me including), over a suit, as a great travel jacket that does not crease, hence you can stuff it in overhead compartment while on the plane, or in your bag when it gets warmer. When it rains, it protects your usually expensive suit from getting wet etc.
Then, upon returning home, you can wear it with jeans and take your dog for a walk, wearing (you, not the dog) the same jacket... So versatile.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:19 AM) : 

HOTTTT maaannnnnnnn. prefer to see him in a denim jackt a la beach boys ...this ones a bit euro-bourgeois.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:21 AM) : 

This is most probably a Barbour jacket. They've become incredibly popular here in Britain over the last year or two. They've gone from a mostly rural, upper-class thing associated with fox hunting to something worn by young men in almost every city.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:18 AM) : 

"Quilted jackets and coats have gotten such a bad rep as favorite clothes of London real estate agents."



Blogger dav said ... (8:49 AM) : 

this lad is executing the 'mayfair private equity' look to a T. Not really that interesting though?


Blogger Brad Paige said ... (8:49 AM) : 

He definitely pulls off the quilted jacket! i find that they can look a bit cheesy but yes there are a select few that can turn make it look rather chic!

Here is a link to mine, i have some pretty interesting fashion illustrations and interviews with new up and coming male models! so take a look and if u feel inclined comment


Blogger Faire said ... (9:33 AM) : 

i've always loved these even though pretty much everyone hip thinks they are horrendous.


Blogger manuel said ... (11:36 AM) : 

I had two huskeys , one in green and other in brown. confortable, practise and clean.
Is very confotable in warm season or warm weather.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:18 PM) : 

I remember going to Sweden and wearing my quilted jacket and feeling out of place. The only other people that wore them there were old ladies.

I still like mine but I will not wear it next time I go to Sweden.


Blogger Bookworm said ... (1:38 PM) : 

I love quilted things...quilted leather Chanel purses are the best. So classy and gorgeous!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:33 PM) : 

he is cute, but he isnt wearing it in a really cool way or anything. cute guy with a coat on.


Blogger Mads said ... (3:27 PM) : 

In Sweden/Denmark the preppy/posh look with a quilt jacket is very popular. So it's quite a usual sight here. Come to Copenhagen this AW and you will see (Oh and Scott if you do get by, please give a call) ;-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:33 PM) : 

I think it's the navy Barbour (Lightweight) Liddesdale Jacket.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:35 PM) : 

In Germany it's quite the same. Typical fencing students’ fraternity look. Nothing special about it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:02 PM) : 

I think he looks darn cute. I would totally go for him. Hell, I am inspired to go look for a coat just like that now.


Blogger Michael Cole said ... (5:05 PM) : 

Among whom have quilted coats gotten a bad rep.? They're practical, tasteful, and timeless, like a pea coat or a leather bomber jacket.

This fellow is very handsome. Black suits him well. I might have felt the urge to throw on a red or purple cashmere scarf, but he shows us that it would be too much.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:45 PM) : 

snore, these barbours have been done to death in london for about 3 years.


Anonymous mike monaghan said ... (6:53 PM) : 

Absolutely, this has been done so much it's being cashed in on by Topshop et al



Anonymous margo said ... (7:04 PM) : 

i love quilted things because of the texture. i also think his collar up is a sharp touch, but other than that, it does seem rather ordinary.


Blogger YankeeHrvat said ... (7:19 PM) : 

He's handsome and young, so he can wear anything. But let's face it, quilted coats are very Bernie Madoff at this point - he has villainized them!


Blogger Joshua Logan Wolfe said ... (10:19 PM) : 

Great jacket, the collar is wonderful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:42 PM) : 

I'm not sure if he's showing "the cool way to wear it" or just happens to be young and very handsome, that's all...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:49 PM) : 

fantastic photo as a photo! but i think quilted coats are too much for middle-age women from land's end. theyre a bit too "im wearing this because it has thinsulate and is warm" to me


Blogger M said ... (4:33 AM) : 

VERY common in Oslo. :) And we love it.


Blogger Allen - East Hampton said ... (10:25 AM) : 

Old? Stuffy? I must be old and stuffy because - to me - these jackets look very smart. I own one and am looking to buy another.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 AM) : 

Quilted jackets remind me of the self-important business students at uni, whose parents funded their extravagant lifestyles and bad habbits...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:25 PM) : 

Always been a fan of quilted jackets, anyone know where i could get one like this? Only one I know is the Barbour Liddesdale and it's not the one i'm looking for.


Blogger Rambling MacHead said ... (5:00 PM) : 

There are lot of these in Britain just now. I have one to cut shorter and more funky (Barbour Chelsea)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:09 AM) : 

I'm sorry, but from a (mainland) European standpoint, a quilted jacket is NEVER cool. Ever. Yuck!

flybynightkarmarepair - in aubergine or burnt sienna it would look like a granny outfit. Trust me.

- DeeDee


Anonymous cassie said ... (8:52 AM) : 

The Barbour jacket has certainly left its upper class roots behind - or is at least trying to. This time last year every Brick Lane zombie had this lightweight padded version. Even the wax Barbour hunting jacket became popular, Rokit in Shoreditch sold vintage ones at an astronomical £100. Some hush hush PR work and very clever product placement (Alexa Chung Glastonbury 08) can be thanked for this. Topshop have caught on (a couple of seasons late as per) and are selling cheap knock offs for a/w 09.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:02 PM) : 

not a chance


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:03 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 AM) : 

This is what's hot here in norway!
You should take your time to come here.
People here are more fashionable then sweden and denmark. In other words. Most fashionable city in scandinavia;)


Blogger daniel-joseph said ... (11:15 AM) : 

Quilted coats have been cool in London for so long it pains me, Alexa Chung has worn one for years. No 'bad rep' here, or if there is one its due to number of Hoxtonites wearing these attempting to be cool. Posh kids reclaiming a posh coat as part of a scruffy look - its all rather annoying.


Blogger haejung said ... (12:23 PM) : 

it only looks good cuz he looks good. that jacket would look dowdy on another man.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:56 PM) : 

really not interesting, not hip, not cool.


Blogger Libby said ... (9:05 AM) : 

Living as I do in the North East of England I may be seen as being behind the times, but I love a good Barbour quilted jacket.

"snore, these barbours have been done to death in london for about 3 years." - I hate this sort of view point, it narks me in music and it narks me just as equally with fashion. Yes, fashion is constantly changing and evolving, but I think a few staples remain timeless. It doesn't matter that loads of other people have been wearing them for a long time previously, if something looks good, I'll keep wearing it long after the fad for wearing it has died down. I'm so gauche.


Blogger Deuce said ... (3:39 PM) : 

I have a very nice grey-blue Mackintosh. when my least fashionable friend made fun of me for wearing it I knew I was on the right track.


Anonymous sam said ... (3:45 PM) : 

I'm not sure about the quilted jacket. I recently bought one and I get lots of positive reactions but I still have my doubts. Maybe it’s just an old ladies jacket.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:27 AM) : 

"Always been a fan of quilted jackets, anyone know where i could get one like this? Only one I know is the Barbour Liddesdale and it's not the one i'm looking for."

Ralph Lauren does a version with contrast colour piping on the seams.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:43 AM) : 

Quilted coats are NEVER stylish..they are so boring as to be rendered passe...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:17 PM) : 

Love the quilted jacket, a classic. But the bad rep in UK is flip side, it's the adoption of the jacket by Chavs, that has been it's downfall.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:14 PM) : 

Looks like a typically hot Nordic guy who works in Private Equity or at a Hedge Fund (Blackberry in hand is a give-away). A common sight in the Hedge fund and Private Equity "Clubland" of Mayfair & St James'. British bankers don't tend to wear these coats that much in the City (I worked at a British stockbrokers this year) unless they're older and usually the coats are a bit more battered. His hair is too tame for a junior M&A banker. It is very much a "Eurotrash does Sloane Square" look as us British bankers would call it.


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