Puffer vests and jackets are a go to for Fall 2011, and we will look at the best ways to wear them. They had an interesting start in fashion after Eddie Bauer was on a fishing trip in 1940 and decided to make a quilted down jacket. They were used quite a bit in the war after that as well as in sports & field, but didn’t become a big hit in pop culture until the mid to late 70s when they became a fashion must. Ever since, they’ve moved up and down slightly on the popularity chart, but vintage puffy vests and jackets have been generally popular during fall and winter ever since. For fall 2011, they were all over the runway, and you can expect to see vintage or vintage style puffy jackets and vests all over the street.
We have several 70s puffer vests in stock right now, but they don’t usually stick around long. Vintage puffers are an easy way to add interest and color to what your wearing. I particularly love mixing vintage vests with a cozy modern sweater or flannel shirts. We have some examples from the runway and some also from the store. From Dolce & Gabbana.
Here is an early 80s puffer vest with a corduroy western yoke, super hip and a hard to find throwback. But don’t get puffed up, you ain’t cooler than this vest.