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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  1. Jax

    September 20, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    He looks HOT. LOVE British boys.

  2. jef

    September 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    so cute

  3. The Calvin Show

    September 20, 2009 at 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. : (

  4. thomas

    September 20, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    sooo true. he wears this well.

  5. i heart chiclets

    September 20, 2009 at 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.

  6. TheresaTNY

    September 20, 2009 at 10:30 pm

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

  7. Holly

    September 20, 2009 at 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…

  8. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 10:42 pm

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

  9. Anonymous

    September 20, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    "The cool way to wear it" ?

    He's just wearing it.

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

  10. RJ

    September 20, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I want it.

  11. keli *

    September 21, 2009 at 12:06 am

    I like it. cute.

  12. Jacqueline

    September 21, 2009 at 12:15 am

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

  13. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Lovely look. Traditional and yet terribly cool.

  14. pablo

    September 21, 2009 at 12:45 am

    i think the secret is his haircut

  15. The Photodiarist

    September 21, 2009 at 1:22 am

    He really does make it cool!

  16. flybynightkarmarepair

    September 21, 2009 at 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???

  17. margot

    September 21, 2009 at 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 $$$

  18. Joy Mars

    September 21, 2009 at 5:09 am

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

  19. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 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.

  20. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 6:19 am

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

  21. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 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.

  22. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 8:18 am

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


  23. dav

    September 21, 2009 at 8:49 am

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

  24. Brad Paige

    September 21, 2009 at 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

  25. Faire

    September 21, 2009 at 9:33 am

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

  26. manuel

    September 21, 2009 at 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.

  27. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 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.

  28. Bookworm

    September 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm

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

  29. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 2:33 pm

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

  30. Mads

    September 21, 2009 at 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) ;-)

  31. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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

  32. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 4:35 pm

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

  33. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 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.

  34. Michael Cole

    September 21, 2009 at 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.

  35. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 5:45 pm

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

  36. mike monaghan

    September 21, 2009 at 6:53 pm

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


  37. margo

    September 21, 2009 at 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.

  38. YankeeHrvat

    September 21, 2009 at 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!

  39. Joshua Logan Wolfe

    September 21, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Great jacket, the collar is wonderful.

  40. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 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…

  41. Anonymous

    September 21, 2009 at 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

  42. M

    September 22, 2009 at 4:33 am

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

  43. Allen - East Hampton

    September 22, 2009 at 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.

  44. Anonymous

    September 22, 2009 at 10:51 am

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

  45. Anonymous

    September 22, 2009 at 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.

  46. Rambling MacHead

    September 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm

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

  47. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 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

  48. cassie

    September 23, 2009 at 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 ÂŁ100. 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.

  49. Anonymous

    September 23, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    not a chance

  50. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 8:03 am


  51. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 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;)

  52. daniel-joseph

    September 24, 2009 at 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.

  53. haejung

    September 24, 2009 at 12:23 pm

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

  54. Anonymous

    September 24, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    really not interesting, not hip, not cool.

  55. Libby

    September 25, 2009 at 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.

  56. Deuce

    October 2, 2009 at 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.

  57. sam

    October 10, 2009 at 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.

  58. Anonymous

    October 14, 2009 at 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.

  59. Anonymous

    October 17, 2009 at 11:43 am

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

  60. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 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.

  61. Anonymous

    November 15, 2009 at 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.

  62. Remi Young

    November 25, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Quilted coats just tag someone as ‘English’ to me, i love them

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