The Latest in Fall/Winter Fashion
Have you noticed how much of the outerwear on the market is made with a quilted material that looks like bubble wrap? There’s just something about popping those plastic bubbles in packing material that can really satisfy the popper and annoy everyone else. And there’s just something about the puffy quilting on vests and jackets that looks and feels warm and cozy when heading out to play in the cold.
It is reported that Eddie Bauer invented the first “Puffer Jacket” for himself in 1936 so he wouldn’t suffer hypothermia when fishing with his dad. Skiwear has bubbled up on the slopes ever since, so why not golf apparel? The industry has followed suit with some of these fall/winter styles to wrap up in.
Antigua Ladies’ Gossamer Jacket and Men’s Arctic Pullover win the most stylish while warm award. Their Heiress ladies vest plays double duty with water resistance. Known for weatherproofing, Sunice’s Men’s Ingo Thermal 3M Vest is Featherless and Insulated with stretch inserts and the Franz offers the full 3M jacket version. For the Ladies, they present the equal opportunity Finley 3M vest and Cristina Thermal jacket.
Golftini Wear (for girls only) delivered a zip up vest that is reversible in white and gray or hot pink and black. Monterey Club has a vest in neutral shades or teal or a quilted microfiber foil Dotty jacket. Peter Millar constructed a Stretch Puffer vest for gals and Essex or Keswick Waxed Cotton vests for men as well as the quilted Merino Cotton full sleeve or Suffolk Car Coat and for Kilimanjaro climbers the Mountainside Broadshirt Jacket.
The usual, Nike, Callaway, Puma PWRWarm, Adidas Clima Heat and FootJoy join the bubble wrap crowd while Chase 54 pays military tribute with the Para Puffer vest or jacket in camo print. Daily Sports’ Harley is in black and kiwi green, their Tiffany short jacket in white Sahara or long coat in Chocolate. Tail offers the Lee vest or Perla Quilted jacket in black or a very classy gold. LaCoste hypes water resistance and Lija cleverly named their vest Armadillo as the design appears.
New is the GG Blue Josie Quilted Jacket from their Mud Serengetti Sparkles Collection while Sun Mountain continues to deliver for both sexes and the list goes on and on so let’s wrap it up here.
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