The Best Quilted Jacket

Note: Matt, reader BonneGueule living in England, took a close look at the quilted jacket. He tells us his story.

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The quilted jacket, or quilted jacket is, with the trench, the most worn jacket off the sleeve. It is almost impossible to get out without it! But very few people know the history of this coat, and the interests of having one in its wardrobe; If you like the English style, of course.

To do so, we will look at the history of the piece, then on what characterizes it, some ideas of looks, and finally, where to find one at the best price.

The story of Monsieur Guylas and his husky

The principle comes first in a series of stitched fabrics like a patchwork (patchwork is itself a derivative thereof).

One can find examples dating from the 17th century, which was mainly used to make the knight’s armor, or samurai, more comfortable. The people not being noble, and therefore not rich enough to protect themselves properly, generally wore only the quilted part.

The shape of the lozenges that emerge a little more from the jacket, a bit like a 3D effect or a down jacket, comes from two pieces of fabrics, sewn together, and a third layer sandwiched (metaphor of a rare quality) which will serve to conserve heat .

The result is a rain-resistant piece that keeps warm thanks to the materials (wool, polyester, silk, feather) and trapped air. Really talking about technical clothing (remember, Geoffrey and his trip to Scotland: dress when it’s cold ).

Surprising as it may seem, the first true model of the quilted jacket was invented in 1965 by a certain Steve Guylas. Returning from war, he decided to settle in England and open several shops, including Husky Inc.

He will sell the famous jackets, then intended for hunters and fishermen (remember, hot and waterproof clothing, perfect for the English summer). Being himself a lover of nature and possessing a husky, the name was all found.

Thanks to the technical qualities and simple but effective cut, his jacket will meet a huge success, so great that even his majesty will wear it for his horseback rides.

Obviously, once we saw the Queen wearing this garment, it was not long before he became the dud “hype”, especially in sloane rangers (sort of preppys 60s which was the Lady D Most famous effigy).

30 years later, Mr. Guylas decides to sell his business to the Italian Saviero Moschillo. Its democratization was such, that everyone went there from its claw. It can be found everywhere and at all prices.

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What makes a quilted jacket?

According to calculatorinc, the original, the real, beautiful husky jacket was made 100% nylon with polyester padding. There are pockets of hunters, very large and deep, allowing to put the cartridges, even small game (very practical for all the small objects of the daily life). Five button presses on the front that allow to close it up. The collar is usually made of leather or velvet.

Traditionally, in English tailoring, there are two slits at the back of the jacket, to improve comfort when fiery rides in Her Majesty’s moors.

How to integrate it into your outfits?

The cut is simple, curved, and with sleeves placed high to facilitate movement. The coat is short, which will delight the young. It helps to easily maintain consistency in the length of the clothes and hence the general line ( canon of eight heads coughed coughed).

Technical piece very versatile, it can be worn with a workwear style: big mesh, a beautiful selvedge jeans, and a nice pair of patinated boots and it’s gone. Note the leather part on the shoulder, it is a specificity for hunters that allows them to shoot the gun on the shoulder.

Wool trousers, pretty brogues, a simple reminder of colors with socks and voila!

Navy blue and khaki are the two traditional colors, but with the explosion of demand, one can find in all colors or all shapes. Do not hesitate to snoop, you can find real pearls.

Finally a photograph of a real stylistic success:

The shoes stand out and prevent the outfit from becoming annoying, the jacket a very beautiful blue with pressed green buttons. The big scarf to muscle the top, the yellow socks to lengthen the silhouette. All good !

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Husky jackets: where to find the beast?

Unfortunately, the husky no longer exists, but as said before, one can find this type of coat absolutely everywhere:

Toomer bros is a good brand offering highly focused campaign activities and said parts “outdoor”. The cut is curved for a more modern look. I like the detail of the sleeves cut in bevel to cover a little more the hands.

A good address for the small budgets (one will find more expensive according to the level of technicality: waterproof, type of lining …): 30 £ on sale.

Lavenham is a great brand offering simple rooms elegantly and with all imaginable options: hooded, sleeveless (sleeveless), yokes.

I highly recommend this brand that offers everything, good quality, it is really the best value for money I have seen (£ 130 is very reasonable).

For the most demanding, and (mostly) with a larger budget, you will find Burberry and Aquascutum , which offer leather jackets, worked for more cuts. Barbour is also a good place, although more expensive than Lavenham.

Finally with American touches, Brooks Brothers  and  Ralph Lauren  offer interesting pieces.

Leather, proposed by Paul Stuart, this piece can easily go up in price.

Finally, the Italians love this jacket, but it is very difficult to find without going to Milan. Boggi could be a good solution even though stocks are not always full.

A word for the end

Nevertheless, this piece remains a “bourrin” jacket. Materials too precious, although very beautiful, divert the primary function: hunting and fishing.

Ultimately, this piece is versatile and allows you to travel comfortably, stay warm, while staying stylish if you need to wear the tie. To have in his cloakroom for everyday and slightly rainy weather.

I leave you, it’s almost tea time.

Gallery

Two-Fabric Quilted Down Jacket

Two-Fabric Quilted Down Jacket

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Quilted Down Jacket

Quilted Down Jacket

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Choosing the best quilted jacket design

Choosing the best quilted jacket design

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Empire Quilted Down Jacket

Empire Quilted Down Jacket

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Two-Fabric Quilted Down Jacket

Two-Fabric Quilted Down Jacket

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Two-Fabric Quilted Down Jacket

Two-Fabric Quilted Down Jacket

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10 of the best men’s quilted jackets

10 of the best men's quilted jackets

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Choosing the best quilted jacket design

Choosing the best quilted jacket design

Source: www.dolchefashion.com

Quilted Down Jacket

Quilted Down Jacket

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Hiphop Quilted Down Jacket

Hiphop Quilted Down Jacket

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Two-Fabric Quilted Down Jacket

Two-Fabric Quilted Down Jacket

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Hiphop Quilted Down Jacket

Hiphop Quilted Down Jacket

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Empire Quilted Down Jacket

Empire Quilted Down Jacket

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Quilted Down Jacket

Quilted Down Jacket

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Hiphop Quilted Down Jacket

Hiphop Quilted Down Jacket

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Two-Fabric Quilted Down Jacket

Two-Fabric Quilted Down Jacket

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Morvan Quilted Nylon Down Jacket

Morvan Quilted Nylon Down Jacket

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Morvan Quilted Nylon Down Jacket

Morvan Quilted Nylon Down Jacket

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Quilted Matte Nylon Down Jacket

Quilted Matte Nylon Down Jacket

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10 of the best men’s quilted jackets

10 of the best men's quilted jackets

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk